Pink-Up 2018  

Thankyou!  Thankyou! Thankyou!

July 2018

On behalf of Operation Uplift and Pink-Up Port Angeles, we would like to extend sincere thanks to all who donated their time, talents, and resources last month to support those in our community undergoing life-saving cancer treatment.  During Pink-Up week, June 16-23, $20,355.00 was raised for Operation Uplift through events including a golf tournament, bake sale, and quilt raffle.  

A special thank you goes out to Bunny Rudder for her hard work in designing and creating the raffled quilt, which alone brought in $2,135.00.  Special thanks as well to Soroptomist International Port Angeles Noon Club for its tireless planning efforts, and to Pen Print for printing services. 

Major sponsors donating over $500 include:

  • Angeles Collision Repair
  • Bruch & Bruch
  • D & K Painting
  • First Federal
  • Olympic Peninsula Title
  • Olympic Medical Center
  • Rudy’s Automotive
  • Windemere Real Estate

Sponsors donating at the Executive level of $100.00-$499.00 are:

  • Advantage Escrow
  • Al and Mary Rayner
  • Angeles Furniture
  • Angeles Vision Clinic
  • Baskin and Robbins
  • Beauty and the Beach
  • Cherry Creek Mortgage
  • Coldwell Banker Uptown Realty
  • Country Aire
  • Del Hur Inc.
  • EZ Pawn
  • Frank and Marg Clemmens
  • Fryer Insurance Agency
  • Gellor Insurance
  • Glass Services
  • Green Crow Timber
  • Irwin Dental Center
  • J&J Construction
  • JJC Resources LLC
  • Jackie Schwagler
  • Jim and Linda deBord
  • Jim and Barbara Cammack
  • Jim’s Pharmacy
  • Joe and Jennifer Holcomb
  • Kandu Enterprizes
  • Karen Sistek Studio
  • Kitsap Bank
  • LD’s Woodfire Grill
  • Lena Washke, Accounting Services
  • Lori Taylor
  • Lovell Chevron Inc.
  • Lovell Roadrunner 76 Inc.
  • Mac Ruddell Community Fund
  • Margo Petersen-Pruss
  • Monaco NW Motorhome Club
  • Mt Pleasant Village
  • Naval Elk’s Lodge
  • Port Angeles Realty
  • Properties by Landmark
  • Randy’s Auto Sales and Motorsports
  • Ray Gruver, State Farm Insurance
  • Rex and Sandy Springer
  • Rinehart Consulting
  • Sound Community Bank
  • Stamper Chiropractic
  • Steve Methner, State Farm Insurance
  • Strait Occupational and Hand Therapy
  • Strait View Credit Union
  • The Spa Shop
  • Toga’s Soup House
  • Tracy’s Insulation Inc.
  • Wild Branch Gardens
  • Zenovic and Associates




Elegant Gourmet

Elegant Gourmet Coupon books went on sale October 12, 2018.  This is our major fund raiser which supports our scholarship program and other community programs.  The books cost $10.00 and have many coupons redeemable at local businesses in Port Angeles and Sequim.  They can be purchased from club members and Jim's Pharmacy in Port Angeles.  Thanks to all of the vendors who support us every year with their coupon deals.


Alzheimer’s Walk

A large group of Soroptimists participated in the local Alzheimer's Walk on October 13, 2018, to raise awareness and money to help eradicate this terrible disease. Past President Tammy Gallagher and several club members helped coordinate this event. Several thousand dollars was raised to help support research to find a cure for this illness that effects so many friends and family members.

Soroptimist Area Meeting

The annual District 1, Area 1 meeting was held in Port Angeles in February, 2018. The Noon Club, with the help of the Jet Set Club, hosted the meeting. Members from most of the clubs in Area 1 attended, with approximately 80 women in attendance. Although it was a cold and snowy day on the peninsula, the camaraderie of all in attendance warmed up the meeting. We heard from the District Director who provided information about changes in the bylaws which were to be presented at the Regional Conference in April. All clubs shared information about their projects including the Live Your Dream and Dream It Be It Programs. The next area meeting, February, 2019 will also be in Port Angeles, hosted by the Jet Set Club.

Inspiring Programs

At the SIPA weekly meetings we frequently have very inspiring presenters.

Dignity Toilets: Doc Reiss presented information about the Dignity Toilet Project Rotary NorWester sponsors. This project provides composting toilets for families in Togo Africa who have no facilities in their homes. It started as a small project and has grown into a large endeavor. More than 20 Dignity Toilets have been constructed and more are planned.

Little Dresses for Girls:   Connie Panike, a Soroptimist member, sews hundreds of small dresses for girls in third world countries. Having adequate clothing supports the girls in attending school and other activities. Some of our club members have joined with Connie in making these dresses.