Membership: Katy Dowd, Joni Karandjeff, and Ally Melvin Chairs


The Membership Committee strives to recruit diverse members, engage and retain current members and welcome guests through a variety of events to learn about previous grantees, the needs of our community, and to connect SOS members to each other.  At each event, we provide for our members and guests a welcoming atmosphere. Favorite events of the year include themed member-hosted gatherings, the Annual Holiday Coffee, and Lunch and Learns. The highlight of the membership events is the Spirit Awards where our grantees are announced for the coming year. For 2019-20, we have planned 7 events. 

The Membership Committee meets monthly on the second Monday from 4:00 – 5:30 pm. Committee members suggest and help plan events, to include venues and speakers. Committee members also discuss ways to recruit and engage members. New this year is 00 Agents – liaisons to each class to help keep members engaged and informed. The Membership Committee works closely with the Communications, Education and Grants Committees.

29 members are on the Membership Committee: Sharon Abel, Marianne Baer, Barb Bindler, Leslie Corey, Jackie Engel, Gretta Forester Gaffney, Amy Garrison, Trish Gormley, Kathy Holman, Amy Inman, Jan Kosmal, Pam Lee, Elveeta Macon, Ally Melvin, Lisa Oliver, Kathy Pope, Lee Anne Quatrano, Sue Rector, Shirley Richey, Beth Ann Riechman, JoAnn Sanditz, Ellen Schapiro, Vicki Sheehan, Barbara Toumayan, Anne Volland, Anne Warfield, Caroli Young.

We welcome anyone to join us – lots of fun! Interested in joining? Please email Katy Dowd at or Joni Karandjeff at or Ally Melvin at