Education Fundraiser “It’s in the bag” Jan 28

Erica & Chis DSC07429 (2)Soroptimist International of Loomis Basin will host “It’s in the Bag – the Ultimate Girl’s Night Out” on Thursday, January 28, 2016. The fundraiser will be held from 6 to 8:30 PM at the Blue Goose Event Center, located at 3550 Taylor Rd. in Loomis.

The funds collected will be used for education projects focused on girls as well as teacher grants, high school scholarships and the Live Your Dream Award to help women going back to school to support their families. To address an unmet community need, in 2016 SI Loomis will develop a new program with Koinonia Foster Homes/Group Home for girls. The Dream It Be It project helps girls in secondary school overcome obstacles and plan for future success. The women in the club will share their professional talents as mentors, offer career education and introduce resources to help girls live their dreams.

Fundraiser event tickets are $30 and include dinner, water, table games and door prizes. Wine will be sold separately. Tickets are available from Hebard Insurance & Tax at 916-652-0404 or  3837 Taylor Rd, Loomis.

The event sells out so the community is encouraged to buy tickets early from Soroptimist members, according to Chris Hebard-Summers, co-chair of the event. Event attendees buy purse raffle tickets separately and enter them for a chance to win the designer purses that they like best. “There are also chances to win table games as well as purses,” said Hebard-Summers. “Best of all, it is for a good cause.”

To support SI Loomis education projects, businesses are encouraged to consider becoming sponsors. The Platinum sponsor contribution of $1500 enables companies to be recognized on all event materials as well as enjoy a table for eight with two bottles of wine and table service at the event. Gold level sponsors receive logo recognition on event materials for $1000. Table sponsors benefit from a reserved table with two bottles of wine for $500. Swag Bag sponsors may provide 250 items by January 15 for inclusion in the attendees’ gift bags.

To learn more about this 501(c)(3) organization, join SI Loomis Basin for weekly club meetings at the Train Depot at Taylor Rd. and Horseshoe Bar Rd. in Loomis. First and third Wednesday meetings are held at 5:30 PM, and second and fourth Wednesday meetings are held at 8 AM. Also find the club on Facebook under Soroptimist Loomis Basin.

Soroptimist ( is an international volunteer service organization for business, professional and retired women who work to improve the lives of women and girls, in local communities and throughout the world.