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Hoodland Women’s Club Annual Celebration Luncheon

By Cathy Lavin, HWC

Hoodland Women’s Club Annual Celebration Luncheon

The Hoodland Women’s Club (HWC) installed its officers for the 2024-25 fiscal year June 10 at its annual celebration at Timberline Lodge. Those officers are Bri Dittlinger, President; Nichole Watts, Vice President; Barb Avila, Parliamentarian; Siouxsie Downs, Recording Secretary; JoAnne Stalsberg, Treasurer; Destiny Bovero, Corresponding Secretary; Vicki Buck, Member at Large; Lisa Messina Lambert, Member at Large; and Gracie Schenkel, Member at Large. HWC member Emma Galligan was honored as the club’s volunteer of the year.
At that same meeting, four Sandy High School seniors with ties to HWC’s service area were also announced as this year’s HWC $2,500 scholarship recipients. They are Abby Perez Aguilera, who will attend Linfield College as a nursing student; Elliott Chesla, who will major in medicine at Corbin University; Aubrey Perry, who will study teaching at Brigham Young University; and Alexander Rose, who will major in electrical engineering at Oregon State University. They were selected from among a record number of scholarship applicants.
Scholarships are funded through HWC’s annual benefit golf tournament and auction. This year’s event will be Thursday, August 15, at the Mt. Hood Oregon Resort. Those interested in registering for the shotgun scramble can find registration forms on the HWC website. The $120/person fee ($95 for those with an annual golf pass at the Resort) includes green fees, cart, golf prizes and lunch provided by local women-owned businesses. Tee time will be 8:30 a.m. More information, including registration forms, is available at www.hoodlandwomensclub.org.
Sandy Decor is the first first gold-level sponsor for this year’s tournament! Clackamas County Bank, The Mountain Cru, Thriftway, Mt. Hood Cannabis Company, Mike and Carol Stout, Ever Fresh Fruit Company, Sandy Grocery Outlet, Safeway, Whistle Stop, Allay Consulting and Skyway will all be silver-level sponsors. In addition, a number of local individuals and businesses have committed to be bronze-level sponsors. HWC would like to thank the community for all its support for this year’s tournament and notes that there is also still time to join the ranks of its sponsors, raffle and auction donors and golfers.
The event raises funds not only for scholarships, but for the HWC Community Fund, which is used to help address individual and community needs. Those interested in donating funds or requesting help can find additional information on the HWC website.
In addition to the golf tournament, HWC has sponsored or contributed to a number of events for the Hoodland Community and HWC members during the 2023-24 fiscal year, which ends June 30. Those activities were also called out at the June 10 meeting. Most recently, these included a nature walk and garden party for members as well as Red Cross Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED training for community members in conjunction with Hoodland Senior Center. On June 22, HWC members participated in the Hoodland Farmers’ Market to sell crafts they have created under the direction of member Anne High.
Those interested in becoming HWC members can join via the HWC website. Dues are $25 per year. The next general meeting will be in September, but members will gather August 5 at
Wildwood Recreation Area for the Club’s annual picnic.

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