Founded in 2005, SIWC is one of 1,500 clubs that make up Soroptimist International of the Americas, an organization dedicated to improving the lives of women and girls, in local communities and throughout the world.
Soroptimist International of Washoe County (SIWC) will hold a unique fundraiser event on Saturday, September 14, 2013 at the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa in Reno. The “Hair and Makeup Artist of the Year Competition” is the third annual event of its kind in Northern Nevada, with categories for professional and amateur/student makeup and hair artists, ages 17 and older. The deadline for competitors is fast-approaching and is September 1, 2013. All proceeds will benefit SIWC’s local projects that benefit women and children in the Washoe County community.
“We are revamping and glamorizing our prior competitions by holding the event at the Atlantis and will again include categories for both hair and makeup, so hope to get many competitors in our area,” says Risa Lopez, one of the event organizers, “The competition will be held from 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m., with the artists’ friends and family able to view the competition in progress. That evening, we will have a cocktail party and award’s event that will showcase local salons and artists, raffle prizes, and door prizes, as well as appetizers and cocktails.” The public is invited to attend the competition, as well as the evening event, at the cost of $40.00. Additional information about where to buy tickets and competition applications are available on the group’s website, www.siwashoe.org.
Some of the projects this fundraiser will help to support are local scho1arship awards, events for the Kid’s Kottage and “Totes for Kids,” which provides backpacks filled with emergency clothing and supplies for children who are removed from their homes.