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Soroptimist of the Sierras club celebrates 50th installation with superhero theme

Soroptimist International of The Sierras celebrates its 50th installation, left to right: Delegate Lori Prentice, director and delegate Dianne Abney; director and delegate Sandy Brinley, treasurer-elect Katherine Emerick (filled in by Deb Sprinkel at the event), Wonder Women and president Michele Shockley, corresponding secretary Barbara Liss, Super Girl and president-elect Joelle Leder Rule, recording secretary Heather Nocket, treasurer Lisa Nielson.
Soroptimist International of The Sierras celebrates its 50th installation, left to right: Delegate Lori Prentice, director and delegate Dianne Abney; director and delegate Sandy Brinley, treasurer-elect Katherine Emerick (filled in by Deb Sprinkel at the event), Wonder Women and president Michele Shockley, corresponding secretary Barbara Liss, Super Girl and president-elect Joelle Leder Rule, recording secretary Heather Nocket, treasurer Lisa Nielson.

Soroptimist International of The Sierras celebrated its 50th installation of officers event on June 24 with a superhero theme at Oakhurst Grill.

The installation officer was Soroptimist International of The Sierras 30-year member Cass Adelsbach, who explained the duties of each officer and the values that Soroptimist members can strive to achieve.

New board members are president Michele Shockley, president-elect Joelle Leder-Rule, recording secretary Heather Nocket, corresponding secretary Barbara Liss, treasurer Lisa Nielson, treasurer-elect Katherine Emerick, one-year director Sandy Brinley, two-year director Dianne Abney, one-year delegate Lori Prentice, two-year delegate Sandy Brinley and alternate delegate Dianne Abney.

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Soroptimist International of The Sierras celebrates its 50th installation, left to right, president Michele Shockley, 1968 charter member for 50 years Ann Topham, president-elect Joelle Leder Rule. Courtesy Joelle Leder Photography

The 2017-2018 board members were presented certificates from Rep. Tom McClintock, state Sen. Tom Berryhill and Assemblymember Frank Bigelow and Madera County Supervisors including Chairman Tom Wheeler.

Soroptimist is “a global volunteer organization working to improve the lives of women and girls through programs leading to social and economic empowerment.”

Soroptimists meet monthly and hold several events each year for the community including Dream It Be It High School Girls Conference and Live Your Dream College Scholarships.

Details and to learn how to join: Joelle Leder Rule, 310-433-3286 or JoelleLeder@gmail.com, soroptimistofthesierras.wordpress.com.

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