Friday, August 26, 2016

2016 Continuing Education Scholarship Winners!

These college students have each been awarded a $2,000 Continuing Education Scholarship from SI Sedro-Woolley:

Tori Barnes
Sara Helms
Briley Jones
Joshua Jordan
Timmy Moser
Rachel Olson
Janelle Rose
Alec Solemslie
Carly Stewart
Emily Van Liew

Congratulations to them all!

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

SI Sedro-Woolley rocks our new year!

The Soroptimist new year begins on July 1!  Our new officers and committee chairs are gearing up for great things in the 2016-2017 Soroptimist year.  Officers are:

President:  Dawna Bennett
Vice President:  Bev Riesland
Recording Secretary:  Judy Olson
Corresponding Secretary:  Caroll Raczkowski
Treasurer: Dona Cowan
Assistant Treasurer:  Lisa Janicki
Board Member:  Suzann Henggeler
Board Member:  Kacy Johnson
Board Member:  Pat Hammond

We recently awarded our annual "continuing education scholarships" to deserving local students who are currently attending college.  Watch for the official announcement with names, soon!

We're also planning an end-of-summer blowout picnic on September 8th! 

Our thrift shop, The Walnut Tree, continues to astound us with donors and shoppers.  We'll celebrate our 41st year in business this October.  Our all-volunteer staff works SO HARD to provide great bargains and to raise funds for local projects.  Thanks to everyone who helps us make this possible!

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Saturday of Service - March 7, 2015!

Every year, Soroptimists all over the world participate in Saturday of Service, held on the Saturday closest to International Women's Day.  This year, International Women's Day is Sunday, March 8th!  So our observation of Saturday of Service will be on March 7th.

Traditionally, we open The Walnut Tree thrift shop from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and all pre-tax proceeds from sales during this time will be donated to our local WIC (Women, Infants, Children) agency. 

We also gather donations of baby products - diapers and wipes as well as other items - and take them to WIC. 

This is a fun day!  Our members enjoy working together and our customers get an extra day to shop with us!

So come out to The Walnut Tree and support one of our most valuable local projects.  We are always happy to see you at the shop, but this will be a very special event!

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Walnut Tree begins late hours on Thursdays!!

Big news!  The Walnut Tree Thrift Shop will now be open until 8:00 p.m. on Thursdays, starting November 6, 2014!

Our customers are asking for "after work" shopping hours and we hear them!  So The Walnut Tree will be happy to greet you from 12 noon until 8 p.m. on Thursday evenings.  Our other hours will remain the same, Mondays from 12 noon until 6 and Fridays from 12 noon until 4.

We have special sale days from time to time, so check back her or "like" us on Facebook and keep up with what's going on!

Right now, we are getting started with the holiday season with fun Thanksgiving and Christmas items.  We'll also be putting out "glitter wear" that we've been saving for your holiday party needs.  Be beautiful for bargain prices at The Walnut Tree!

Friday, July 11, 2014

New Soroptimist year begins!

Congrats to Hank Schmidt and her team of new officers as we begin the Soroptimist year!

Thanks to Anita Weidkamp for a very successful year of her presidency.  We appreciate all of the hard work done by everyone. 

The hats and pigtails are just a little bit of fun for our installation.  But the smiles are genuine!

Friday, May 30, 2014

2014 scholarship winners!

Congratulations to these 16 graduating seniors, who are recipients of SI Sedro-Woolley's scholarship awards for 2014.

Sedro-Woolley High School students:

Ty Harkness
Shannon Jack
Cassandra Hatenbach
Avery Rook
Katie Donavon
Clair Hayes
Catherine Hayes
Reilly Seidel
Ari Ortiz-Marin
Kyle Witzel
Janelle Rose
Kyle Robbins
Pedro Lopez
Dalton Berg

Concrete High School students:

Kate McLaughlin
Dallas Newby

Recipients were honored at the club’s annual scholarship luncheon, on May 27th.

Soroptimist International of Sedro-Woolley owns and operates the Walnut Tree Thrift Store in Sedro-Woolley; proceeds benefit community service projects and college scholarships.  Visit this blog often and look for us on Facebook!