Ooops! We are behind in posting our News as we are all busy planning The Soroptimist Challenge. Check back in August and we should be all caught up.
JANUARY 20, 2018 – GIRLS CONFERENCE
They have a dream! SILC hosted its second Dream It, Be It Girls’ Conference to help high school girls learn how to achieve their educational and career goals. Girls from 11 communities in Doña Ana and El Paso Counties attended this all-day event at the Doña Ana Community College East Mesa Campus. All participants became eligible to apply for a $500 scholarship. The program will be offered again in February 2019.
OCTOBER 19, 2017 RECRUITING EVENT
We accept new members all year long, if you missed this event contact us and come to our next meeting. We would love to meet you and expose you to our signature events and dedicated members. We are all working for the best for women.
2017-2018 OFFICER INSTALLATION
Pictured from left to right is: Jean Alba-VP of Membership, Jan Brydon-President, Becky King-VP of Programs, Margo Bencomo-Community Liaison Officer, Betsy Holt-Treasurer, KC Carda-Archivist. Not Pictured are Chris Sheppard-One year Director, Angela Velasco and Diana Davis-Secretaries.
2017 RUBY AWARD ~ MELANIE DUNN
Melanie, a native of New Mexico, works as a counselor in Las Cruces. She specializes in treating depression, anxiety, trauma, attachment disorders and postpartum depression/anxiety. Melanie says, “I have always been passionate about serving the community in a therapeutic and holistic manner.” Melanie’s work of supporting woman and families has extended beyond her abilities as a therapist and has moved forward with being an advocate for the wives of veterans, woman veterans and those who know all too well, the struggle of mental health disorders
$500 DONATION TO GIRLS CAN ~ A check presentation was made to Ann McCullough, a member of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) in support of Girls Can!, a career exploration educational program for middle school girls.
The 2017 Awardees: Agni Guerrero is pursuing a degree Electrical Engineering. She also tutors and mentors other students. Guerrero says, “The Live Your Dream Award will relieve financial pressure during my senior year, allow me to help my mother, and achieve my dream of becoming a power engineer.”
Marina Lucero is pursuing studying Chemical Engineering and plans to get a Masters degree. “One of my personal goals is to find ways to give back to my community by seeking methods in which I can guide or mentor young women in their pursuit of an engineering career as well as offering tutoring to other aspiring students while I am in college.”