Saturday, October 18, 2008

Women's Opportunity Awards -
FIVE $1,000 awards to be given away!

Are you a single Mom or a woman with the primary financial responsibility for your household?
Are you enrolled in school or vocational training to better your life?
Do you need financial help to reach your goal?

If you answered YES to these questions - or you know of a woman who fits this description - you should know about the Soroptimist Women's Opportunity Awards!

This year Soroptimist International of Hood River is presenting FIVE $1,000.00 cash awards to eligible women! These awards are NOT a scholarship; they can be used for babysitter, gas money or books! But you've got to apply in order to be considered for these awards. You can pick up a hard copy of the application at the Hood River County Library or you can copy and print the 6 page application available at - you will need to print TWO copies of the Reference Form.

The deadline for the submission of applications is December 1st, 2008. Completed applications must be mailed to:
Soroptimist International of Hood River (SIHR)
Post Office Box 51
Hood River, OR 97031

A local area winner may be selected to compete for a regional $3,000.00 award!

If you need help filling the application out or have other questions about the awards, please contact June at 541-387-7062.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Ordinary women working together to do extraordinary things

Soroptimist International of Hood River invites all Gorge women to an "after hours" event to be held Wednesday, October 29th, from 5pm to 7pm at
The Pines Tasting Room located at 202 State Street in Hood River.
There will be a no-host wine bar and complimentary hors d'oeuvres will be served. A "goodie bag" will be given to the first 50 women through the doors, courtesy of Photosensitive Portraits; ONE of those bags will contain a Gift Certificate for a FREE Studio Family Portrait Session PLUS an 8x10 Canvas Print, a $300 value!

The event is designed as a forum for women in the Hood River area to get together, have some wine, network and talk about the needs of our area and how we can get involved or partner to achieve goals. This is a great way to meet other interesting and involved women; a chance to promote your own event, project or program and ask for help with it; an excellent way to find out what's going on and learn how YOU can get involved!

If you'd like to reserve space to promote your own organization, project or event, contact Lisa Hargrave at 541-386-4785 or - space IS limited, so be sure to reserve YOUR spot as soon as possible!

One of the inspirations for this event was that evocative quote by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich (Women's History professor at Harvard University): "Well-behaved women rarely make history." Let's all get together for an evening of "misbehaving"!