As my tenure as SI Whitefish President comes to an end, I look back and realize all the significant changes this club has gone through over the past year, and all the good work we have done for our local and global communities. Along with the hard work, though, we’ve had plenty of fun times, too!
Our Events Committee really went above and beyond at our social meetings. We played tons of games such as Price is Right, bowling, “beer” pong and had awesome theme nights such as Mardi Gras, Halloween, and Groovy 70’s. What a great way to get to know our fellow Soroptimist sisters in a fun and lively atmosphere!
Our hard work has paid off in the form of going all electronic with our communications, including reports, agendas, and meeting minutes, as well as with our Treasurer accounting duties.
We have seen our committee chairwomen come together for common goals and put forth strong organization and work with their committee members.
Our Thrift Haus continues providing both a great shopping option for our community, and generating the funds for all of our programs.
Our Soroptimist International of Americas signature programs of Live Your Dream and Dream It Be It had stellar success this year.
LYD awarded a total of $12,000 to eight highly deserving women, and our DIBI program impacted 14 Whitefish High School girls’ lives.
We awarded a total of $27,500 in college scholarships to our local young people and also contributed $10,000 to our Club Giving program, which goes to funding our global Dream programs which help improve the lives of women and girls around the world through programs leading to social and economic empowerment.
All-in-all, I’m happy and satisfied with our success and with our contributions to our community at large and well as our own Soroptimist sisterhood.
Have a great summer and I hope to see everyone at the End Of Year BBQ.
Jennifer Fugatt, President / Soroptimist International, Whitefish