LUNAFEST returns to Hood River!

66926_466513180082889_550897_nEstablished in 2000 by LUNA, the makers of the Whole Nutrition Bar for Women, LUNAFEST connects women, their stories and their causes through film. This traveling film festival spotlights the work of a diverse array of talented women filmmakers with intelligent, funny and thought-provoking themes. LUNAFEST was created with two goals: 1) To support and nurture the inspiring and often unsung work of talented women filmmakers. 2) To raise funds and awareness for causes that help, empower and give a voice to women from all walks of life. 100 percent of all LUNAFEST net proceeds are donated to charity, with 15 percent going to our main beneficiary, Breast Cancer Fund, and 85 percent going to directly back to the local community organizations championed by our event hosts. To date, LUNAFEST has raised over $1.9 million dollars for more than 750 worthy causes. When you attend a LUNAFEST, you not only get a night out with great films, but you also get to make a difference in the lives of real women.

Lunafest happens March 12 & 13 with a showtime of 7:00pm at the Columbia Center for the Arts in Hood River. Tickets ($10) are available at the Columbia Center for the Arts and Waucoma Bookstore. You can see a short preview here.

Soroptimist International of Hood River is grateful to our sponsors for this year’s event: Tofurky, a family-owned, local company with nutritious vegetarian products that promote the health of women and Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital, a leading provider of women’s health care in the Columbia Gorge.

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Women’s Opportunity Awards – Applications Now Being Accepted!

Are you a single mom? Or the primary financial provider of your family? Enrolled in school or vocational training to better your life? In need of financial help to reach your goal?

Then you may be eligible for the Soroptimist Women’s Opportunity Award: Three $1,500 cash awards! These awards are jointly sponsored by Soroptimist International of Hood River (SIHR) and Soroptimist International of Mt. Adams. (SIMA)

The Women’s Opportunity Award is NOT a scholarship – it may be used for tuition, babysitters, gas or books. Hard copies of the application are available at the Hood River  County Library or the White Salmon Valley Community Library OR you may download and print the six page application included with this post. (If downloading, please note that you will need to print out TWO of the Reference Forms.)

The deadline to submit applications is December 1, 2011. Send your completed application to SIHR, PO Box 51, Hood River, OR 97031. If you have any questions, please contact Kate Dougherty at or call 541-386-3850.WOA_app-p1 WOA_app-p2 WOA_app-p3 WOA_app-p4 WOA_app-p5 WOA_app-p6

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Wine, Women & wow! 2013

WWW 2013 is only a week away and this year’s event promises to be just as fabulous as years past, maybe even better! We have received so much positive feedback regarding this year’s new venue, Springhouse Cellar Winery & Tasting Room, and are really looking forward to celebrating women in business at this wonderful site. Team Beach Body is new to our line-up of sponsors this year, joining returning community favorites, Salon Visio/Wax Lounge and Centerpointe Bank. In addition, there will be 25 more business and personal resources on hand to meet and network with! (I can’t stop using exclamation marks! I’m just so excited about this year’s event!!!)


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