Above are three new members of Soroptimist International of Idyllwild. From left are Trudy Trawdowski, Trine Bietz and Sandy Adler.

Soroptimist International of Idyllwild President Melody Blaschko thanks Karen Patterson, Executive Director of the Idyllwild Help Center, for speaking to at the annual holiday party Thursday, Dec. 1.

Virginia Lumb is the 2011 Soroptimist of the Year. The local Soroptimist International of Idyllwild chose Virginia because she has invited and recruited several new members this year to help sustain our club. She volunteers for almost every committee. She hosts club delegates at her desert condo when we have regional meetings in the desert. Photo courtesy of Melody Blaschko