10/3/2012 11:26:00 AM Soroptimists of Prescott Valley install new officers
Soroptimist International of Prescott Valley directors for 2012-13 are from left: Bea Krug Vines (secretary), Allison Flannery (2-year director), Amy Barth (1-year director), Kate Sage (second term president), Brenda Parson (assistant treasurer), Darlene Packard (president-elect), Mandy Mann (district director for the Golden West Region, Soroptimist International). Not pictured is Dianna Polk (treasurer).
Special to the Tribune
At their club retreat in September, the new 2012-2013 Board of Directors for Soroptimist International of Prescott Valley (SIPV) finalized plans for their community involvement in the upcoming year.
The club will continue working on their signature project "Choices Not Boundaries," an educational program for middle school girls. SIPV will continue offering the "Women's Opportunity Award" for women trying to re-enter the workplace; the "Violet Richardson Award" for young girls involved in community service and awards for exceptional women.
Several additional community projects are lined up including the Business Health and Community Showcase in which SIPV worked with the Prescott Valley Chamber of Commerce this past weekend.
For many years, SIPV has partnered with the Chamber on this event, especially focusing on the health fair aspect of this trade show, and women's health issues.
President Kate Sage will continue leading the club for a second term. At the installation dinner last month, President Kate took the opportunity to thank members.
"Between family and jobs, working women have little time to spare ... I thank you all for taking that time and investing it in our community."
President Kate's slogan for the new year is "Growing our Garden" which ranges from nuturing our families, to our club, to our community.
Soroptimist International is the largest organization of Professional and Executive Business Women in the World. Their mission is to "strive to be a mentoring tool and positive role model in the community."
The Prescott Valley Club recently celebrated 20 years of service, "working together to make a difference in the lives of women, to promote confidence and integrity in youth, and to build stronger and more vital communities."
For membership information, call Allison Flannery at 928-925-1798.