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in our community and the world.

Today's Meeting Review!

The meeting this morning was opened by President Paula. Lydia's invocation was a reflection on a wonderful woman we all miss, Ms. Irene Morris. Irene wrote and provided our weekly invocations for so many years, even into her 90s and she is missed so much. Each year for Halloween she would recite "Little Orphan Annie" and Lydia has kept up our tradition. Thank you Lydia for this ongoing tradition. If you've never shared this with your children you can do so here!! It's a short 3-minute video by Anne Rutherford. Today was a reminder that we are so lucky when those that leave us bring back a smile rather than a tear.

Sunshine: Sending out "good vibes" to all of our gals, those present and past. Being in this club you not only do work for others but you make life long friends as well. And to all of our ladies who have "stuff" going on. Our prayers are with you. 

Guests: We had the pleasure of Andrea Solis visiting us again! Hoping she makes this a habit. Turns out she and Lisa H attended Cleveland High School at the same time in their freshman year and they grew up with mutual friends. SMALL world! 

Soroptimist Sightings! Ms. Tery Kunibe, our Life Member  and Carol Taylor, one of our retired members. Love seeing you ladies!

Reminder from Nancy M that the Live Your Dream applications are due Nov. 15! This award assists women who provide the primary source of financial support for their families by giving them the resources they need to improve their education, skills and employment prospects. Questions? Email Nancy at 

Today's meeting focused on some fun, Halloween Fun to be exact. Thank you to Shelly for always helping us to play! Included in today's activities was Build a Snack (yum), Halloween Bingo, and an exciting Balloon game! Most special was helping Shelly's Girl Scout troop in making tray treats for the Meals on Wheels program in our community. Recipients really enjoy added items for holidays! 

We had spirited members who came in costume which added to the fun! President Paula led the way!  Thank you again Shelly for all the fun and an added thank you to Lydia for the marvelous pumpkin bundt cake! 

 Facebook Link We are changing over from using Facebook Group to Facebook Page.  The link above will get you where you need to go! Let's all be on the same Page!!!

SITS Member items & our Projects

SITS Committees - Chairs please update your descriptions! 

All Members:

Please sign up for your committees of choice here. It's through our committee work that we accomplish so much for the community of Tahoe and the world. We ask that all members select one Technical (how our club operates) and one Service (what our club does) committee. Remember, we can jump in on all committee meetings and activities as desired! For your viewing pleasure see the committee videos we made with Tahoe Production House for full explanations. 

                  Many hands make light work!

The Social Committee has chosen Guilty Christmas as our November get together. Join us on Wed, Nov 16, 7:30pm at the Tallac Boathouse. (We may meet before the event for food and friendship - information to come!)

Click here to purchase tickets.

Challenge Day at STHS is confirmed for February 13, 14, 15, and 16, 2023. 25 volunteers are needed for each of the days. If you'd like to volunteer contact Theresa Papandrea directly at . Let her know you're with SITS. And if you have friends who are interested, please share! We are awaiting the dates for STMS. And if you're not familiar with this amazing opportunity for our youth and all the volunteers, check the program out here. 

Update from Jen at Zawadisha

The Zawadisha team approved and disbursed 252 loans to 17 women's groups. There will still a handful of groups who had requested loans, so this month the team disbursed 61 loans to three new women's groups.

There's been a heightened interest in simple household items like chairs and mattresses, and this is a good sign. It means that people feel comfortable taking loans out for non-essential items. The financial stress that people have felt is letting up a bit, and that's a relief for everyone.

As usual, the women have a month to "rest" before they start repaying over a six or 12-month payment plan. Once they repay in full, they are eligible for another loan.

Did you know that you can see and learn about our life-changing micro-lending model IRL in the summer of 2023? We have three guided, all-inclusive trips for you to choose from.. Spots are starting to fill up, so click on that link today and respond to this email with any questions. 

Thanks again for your support! 


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NON-SITS Fun and Opportunities in Tahoe

Share Your Thoughts in the Lake Tahoe Resident Survey

As a resident of the Lake Tahoe region, we need your perspectives and experiences related to tourism and outdoor recreation. 

The Tahoe Fund has joined with more than a dozen organizations to create a shared Destination Stewardship Plan. This plan will collectively redefine how destination management can better serve the greater Tahoe region — now and into the future.

Everyone has a role in this process, which is why we need your input.

Please complete this critical 5–7-minute survey that will help guide and improve tourism and outdoor recreation management efforts. Your responses are anonymous and confidential.


Tahoe Women's Community Fund: Come join us for a cup of coffee or a glass of wine...learn about TWCF....bring a us double our membership.

First Wednesday of the month at 5 PM for wine!

  • Nov 2 at Cocktail Corner

Third Wednesday of Month: Coffee Morning at 9:30 am 

  • Nov. 16 at Clyde’s Coffee Shop

SHARE this information with everyone. Let's get the membership up to 400!


The Valhalla performances are Oct. 27, 28 & 29., 7:30pm.

Tickets Here

It is also playing in Sacramento this Sunday, 4pm showtime, at the B Street Theater. All proceeds from that performance go to the B Street's Childrens' Theater Program.

Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on October 29th from 10am-12pm at LTCC. Join in our community's efforts to remove all unused prescription and other the counter medicines out of the reach of our children. The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications. More information can be found at

Town Hall Meeting In El Dorado County to Focus on Youth Vaping. 

The El Dorado County Health and Human Services Agency, in partnership with Mother Lode Union School District, is inviting residents of El Dorado County to attend a special town hall meeting focused on youth vaping. The "Impact of Vaping on Our Youth" town hall meeting will be held on Wednesday, November 2, 2022, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Herbert Green Middle School, located at 3781 Forni Road in Placerville. The free event, which will also be available virtually via Zoom, will include presentations from a panel of guest speakers, an interactive question and answer period, and resource information.

To Join Zoom Meeting:

Meeting ID: 975 1887 6695

Passcode: 572887

In addition to the town hall meeting, the El Dorado County Tobacco Use Prevention Program (TUPP) provides ongoing support for tobacco-free environments in El Dorado County, including workplaces, schools, and communities. For more information about TUPP, please visit:


Saturday, November 5, 2022

6:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Serrano Country Club

5005 Serrano Pkwy, El Dorado Hills, CA 95762

Click here for full details

Awaken’s Banquet & Silent Auction 2022

Click here for full details

The Lake Tahoe Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution and Happy Homestead Cemetery present WREATHS ACROSS AMERICA 2022.

A ceremony honoring active and deceased Military Personnel, Veterans, and First Responders.

Dec. 17, 2022 at 9:00 AM

1261 Johnson Blvd, SLT 96150

It's everyone's job to

Remember, Honor, Teach

Bread and Broth needs volunteers for Mondays. Click here for full details
Barton Health
Barton Health Blood Draws are available each month and they're easy on the wallet! Go here for more specifics!

Barton Health Wellness Lecture Series. Go here for upcoming and also past lectures.

Vitalant Blood Donation Sites:

Monday 11/07/22

South Lake Tahoe Fire Department

SLTF Training Center

1195 Rufus Allen Blvd

South Lake Tahoe, CA


Wednesday 11/09/22

Bently Enterprises LLC and Douglas County Blood Mobile

Minden, NV


Friday 11/18/22

Tahoe Douglass Fire District

Kahle Center - Tallac Activity Room

236 Kingsbury Grade Rd

Stateline, NV


Friday 12/02/22

South Lake Tahoe Community Gymnasium

1180 Rufus Allen Blvd

South Lake Tahoe, CA


To schedule an appointment online click here.

Sugar Pine Foundation
It's their busy time of the year! Check out the website for ALL the opportunities to do your bit to help!

Between Horses and Humans continues to grow! If you're a lover of youth and a lover of horses, this is a program for you! You can keep up on their information by reading their newsletters here! Volunteers and donations are always needed.

Christmas Cheer - NEEDS VOLUNTEERS!!!
Three Fridays a month, a big rig comes to Tahoe from the Food Bank of Northern Nevada. We transfer food from the big rig to the Christmas Cheer truck, then drive to Christmas Cheer, on 3rd Street by Barton, and unload the truck. This procedure takes about 2.5 hours. 
For more information, please contact Joanne Shope or email to be connected to her.
Food Assistance Guide for So. Lake Tahoe. If you know of anyone in need, please share this information. Click and print!
Medical Equipment needed - Rotary's David Kurtzman is heading a new program for our community. Free, used, in home medical equipment, like shower chairs, wheelchairs, walkers etc.
He can be contacted directly, 530-545-3283 to request items or donate.
New website puts all Lake Tahoe road, weather, traffic information in one spot - click here to go to the site

The Tahoe Coalition for the Homeless has accomplished so much thanks to their leadership and many volunteers. You can read about all that's been done thus far here.

Here is the latest newsletter 

Homeless coalition completes purchase of three South Lake Tahoe motels; move-ins begin - donation list at end of this article. Our assistance throughout the year makes a difference in the life of another and in the health of our community!

The nonprofit Trails is looking for Board Members.

Join us at the SLT Senior Center, Thursdays, 7:30 - 8:30 AM for information, fun and a cup of coffee!

Want to know about our Speakers ? 

Click through here to our website to see our full calendar!

Elegant Evening 2022
PREMIER Sponsors!
Thank you!

Elegant Evening 2022 GRAND Sponsors!

Barton Health

Palisade Investment

El Dorado Savings Bank

South Tahoe Now

Tahoe Production House

South Shore Glass & Door

Sponsorships for 2023 will be sold soon!

Online publication from Soroptimist International of the Americas
Are you taking care of your personal

We're all guilty of putting off some of the most important things that take care of our family and ourselves.

Where are you at on emergency preparedness and providing that your estate is taken care of should something happen to you?

The only way to complete these tasks is to begin. Start with these links.

EVACUATION MAPS and More Specific to South Lake Tahoe!

Emergency Notifications

Emergency Planning

City of SLT Information

Grab and Go Emergency Bag List

Will or Trust?

More information helpful to you and your family!

AirMedCare Network

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Wishing a very happy October birthday month to our SITSters!





Our age is merely the number of years the world has been enjoying us.

Thought for the Day

Trick or Treat, 

Smell my Feet, 

Give me something good to eat! 

(You knew it was coming, right?)

Consider beginning your Thursday with us!

Join us at the South Lake Tahoe Senior Center at 3050 Lake Tahoe Blvd. at 7:30am on Thursday mornings for our in person meetings. We are very excited to be getting together and hope to see many bright and shining, lovely faces. To join us by zoom, simply connect here:     SITS Zoom

2022-2023 Board of Directors
President Paula Peterson
Past President Nancy Muller
Rec. Secretary Lydia Rogers
Corr. Secretary Shirley Barr
Treasurer 1 Year Lois Downy
Treasurer 2 Year Jeanne Prestella
Director 1-Year Lisa Cali
Director 2-Year Margie Maxhimer
Delegate 1-Year Shelly Martinez
Delegate 2-Year Amy Simons
Parliamentarian Wendy David
Learn more about our club on our website at
Laurel Society Members
  • Norma Poole (in memory)
  • Irene Morris (In memory)
  • Irene Radford (2006)
  • Lucille Holmlund (In memory)
  • Joanne Shope
  • Dilys Evans (in memory)
  • Kathy Southern
  • Teruyo (Terry) Kunibe
  • Marilyn Milholland
  • Doris Groelz (2011)
  • Wendy David (2012)
  • Pat Papp (2013)
  • Lydia Rogers (2014)
  • Trudy Mills (2015)
  • Cookie Rork (2015)
  • Diane Imbach (2016)
  • Lisa Huard (2017)

What is the Laurel Society? Go here to learn about it!

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South Lake Tahoe, CA 96151

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