At a recent surprise visit to Dr. Irene Sakaishi’s animal hospital in Georgetown, three members of the Divide Women’s Club presented her with a Penny Pines Certificate that designates an acre of newly planted pines in her name in the Eldorado National Forest.
Dr. Irene, as she is so fondly known, was recognized for her long-term dedication to caring for the fur babies of many local residents. Her many accolades include professional, knowledgeable, amazing, caring, compassionate and best-ever vet. Additionally, many of her pet parents feel she had saved their pet’s lives and would give the shirt off her back. Not only is Dr. Irene loved by all, her staff is equally professional and caring, but also adored.
Each year a Penny Pines Certificate is awarded to a deserving member or community member that has provided outstanding support and service to the club or the community.
Membership in the Divide Women’s Club is open to all women of the Divide, however, during the pandemic, meetings are suspended with plans to start meeting in September. New officers have been elected and plans are underway to start the new year with a bang.
The mission of the Divide Women’s Club’s is to provide scholarships to graduating seniors at Golden Sierra High School. The main fundraising event has been the annual Luncheon and Fashion Show in April to which the public is invited. This year, with limited resources, the club will award $2,500 in scholarships to three very deserving students.
DWC is a Georgetown Divide Recreation District Community Partner.
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