The month of February is one where our clubs do various fundraisers to donate to this project. My club, SI/Benicia recently held a "Mystery Auction" - and raised over $1000. When a club or individual donates $1000 to Fellowship, they can name a "Fellow" and receive a pin and certificate. This year at our conference, our Founder Region "Fellows" will be able to attend a reception on Friday evening and have a chance to meet our 2015 Fellowship recipients.
I was very lucky to be able to attend a weekend retreat with the Founder Region Fellowship board this past weekend in Cloverdale where the board members read and judged 37 applications for these Fellowship grants. The applicants are amazing, intelligent, women from all walks of life, studying every subject imaginable, and you just know they are going to do fabulous things that will change the world. When you come to conference in May, plan to attend the Friday night dinner where these women will receive grants that will help them to complete their doctoral programs. Most Soroptimist members in our region recognize this project as one of the many reasons we continue to be Soroptimist members. We know these women are having an impact on our world. For more information, check out the Founder Region Fellowship website: http://www.founderregionfellowship.org/.