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Soroptimists hold awards night

Awardees and presenters at the Grants and Awards Dinner of Soroptimists of South Whidbey Island included (not pictured in order) are Doris Newkirk, Linda Plitkins, Sharon Bell, Sara Burch-Wilhelm, Margaret Delp, Krista Loercher, Frankie Petticlerc, Gena Kraha, Suzanne Schlicke, Claudia Fuller, Kathy McLaughlin, Tonya Henny and Marlene Harrington. - Photo courtesy of the Clyde Theatre
Awardees and presenters at the Grants and Awards Dinner of Soroptimists of South Whidbey Island included (not pictured in order) are Doris Newkirk, Linda Plitkins, Sharon Bell, Sara Burch-Wilhelm, Margaret Delp, Krista Loercher, Frankie Petticlerc, Gena Kraha, Suzanne Schlicke, Claudia Fuller, Kathy McLaughlin, Tonya Henny and Marlene Harrington.
— image credit: Photo courtesy of the Clyde Theatre

The Soroptimists of South Whidbey Island held their first Grants and Awards Dinner of the year on March 3.

Recipients of the grants included Whidbey Island Share a Home, a home sharing matching service  on the island; Helping Hand of South Whidbey, which provides financial assistance for basic services including utilities and rent; the Toddler Learning Center, which provides therapy and individualized education services for South Whidbey infants and toddlers with learning disabilities; Girl Scout Daisy Troop, a new kindergarten troop that does not yet have cookie funds to keep dues low; South Whidbey Youth Connection to fund two female participants at the Hub in Langley for the year; South Whidbey Commons to fund the coffeehouse bookstore job training program, activities and services; Friends of Friends Medical Support Fund, which provides financial assistance for patients’ medical bills; and Good Cheer Food Bank of South Whidbey.

Each of these groups meets the Soroptimist mission of supporting women and girls on South Whidbey Island.

Tonya Henny is the chairperson of the Grants and Awards Committee, and Marlane Harrington is this year’s president.

 

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