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FEBRUARY 2019


LIVE YOUR DREAM AWARD WINNERS

Soroptimist International of Las Cruces has awarded Live Your Dream education grants to Las Crucens Olga Ramirez and Ruth Lawson, and El Pasoan Martha Minor.  Olga Ramirez is pursuing an Associate’s degree at Doña Ana Community College.  Her ultimate goal of becoming an elementary teacher.  El Pasoan Martha Minor is enrolled in El Paso Community College, completing an Associate’s degree in Kinesiology.  Ruth Lawson’s career goals are to become a Licensed Professional Counselor and to work with victims of sexual abuse who may be struggling with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, or anxiety.



JANUARY 2019

DREAM IT, BE IT CONFERENCE
Soroptimist International of Las Cruces hosted its third Dream It, Be It Girls’ Conference on February 9, 2019 to help high school girls learn how to achieve their educational and career goals. Girls from 12 high schools, from Hatch in Southern New Mexico to Fabens in West Texas, attended this all-day event at the Doña Ana Community College (DACC) East Mesa Campus.


OCTOBER 2018


PROFILE OF THE SOROPTIMIST CHALLENGE
The nonprofit Soroptomist International of Las Cruces invites the public to participate in its new fundraiser, the Soroptomist Challenge, an innovative outdoors program that raises funds for Soroptimist education programs for women and girls


AUGUST 2018



SOROPTIMIST CHALLENGE KICK-OFF

Lauren Cunningham (right) takes a selfie with friends on the La Maria Trail as pert of the Soroptimist Challenge launched by Soroptimist International of Las Cruces, an outdoors program to raise funds for Soroptimist education programs for women and girls.  “By challenging themselves on designated trails of the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument, hikers, mountain bikers and runners can help women overcome obstacles to achieve their educational and career goals,” according to Soroptimist press release.  The Challenge runs through April 15, 2019.  The groups website includes 15 trail maps and driving directions to the trailheads. 

JUNE 2018


NEW MEMBER INSTALLATION
Soroptimist International of Las Cruces installed new member, Sheri Shattuck, center, at the annual installation dinner in June.  She is with member Esther Devall and Membership Chair Jean Alba.  Soroptimist International of Las Cruces is a women’s advocacy group with a mission to improve the lives of women and girls through education.