Meet our Board 2023-24 & Committee Chairs
President Candace Amens
Rec. Sec. Kellie Barton
I have been a Soroptimist member for 13 years. I joined originally to be a good role model for my girls. As a member I have gained leadership skills while learning about the needs within our community. I value the ability to make a direct impact and support my personal commitment to the community. I work full time, am mother to two amazing daughters and a grandma.
V. P. Gwen Luring
I joined Soroptimist River Valley in March 2000 as a Charter member. My previous work history as a Finance Manager for a major telecommunications company didn’t leave much time for community involvement. I moved to Grants Pass in 1998 and immediately started looking for opportunities to serve. Helping women and girls live their best lives is a passion of mine.
Corr. Sec. Denise Michele
I became a Soroptimist member in 1995 in Gendale, CA. I have contributed to the clubs operations by being Corr. Secretary, Treasurer, Director, Website manager. The best aspect has been being involved with fund-raising projects over the years and working with outstanding women.
Manager at Tom Randall's State Farm agency, and is involved in her son's school activities.
Director Jan Geib
Service: Kellie Barton
Membership: Linda Garrick
Fun & Friendship: Dana Engelhardt
Awards: Sandy Lowman and Patti Reedy
Fundraising: Gwen Luring and Marian Stevens
Finance: Sandy Lowman, Jan Geib, Denise Michele
Public Awareness: Gwen Luring
Website: Denise Michele
Facebook: Elyse Douglas