2018 February News from President Marlene DeMers

On January 20th, we gave our first WOW (Women’s Opportunity Workshop). These WOW workshops were given at the San Diego Rescue Mission. Ruth Gillis MFT (a former SILM member) gave a workshop on coping skills and our own member Nancy Wong gave a workshop on forgiveness....

2018 January News from President Marlene DeMers

Happy New Year 2018! Our club’s last program event of 2017 was providing a holiday dinner party with gifts for the women and their children that are in the STARS program (Surviving Together, Achieving and Reaching for Success). STARS is a program of San Diego Youth...

2017 December News from President Marlene DeMers

“Working As One…Investing in Dreams” was the theme of the Soroptimist International of the Americas, Desert Coast Region District III Fall Meeting that was held on November 4th, 2017 that was hosted by SI El Centro. I always love the workshops at the DCR III meetings....

2017 November News from President Marlene

Can you believe it?....fall is here and the holidays are around the corner. Soroptimists have all been busy with fundraisers for the LIVE YOUR DREAM (LYD) awards. SILM had a fundraiser in October at Sammy’s. It was well attended and the money raised will help with our...

2017 October News from President Marlene

I hope everyone is enjoying the cooler weather while we have it. Now that Fall has begun, High Schools, Colleges and Universities are all back in session. So, this is the time of year that we continue to work on our mission of helping to improve the lives of women and...

2017 September News from President Marlene

I held my first business meeting as President on August 3rd and we certainly have hit the ground running for the new club year 2017-2018. We already have had a few successful committee meetings: Laws and Resolutions, Fundraising, and our 60th Annual Pre Thanksgiving...

2017 July News From President Marlene

“We are Sisters Serving the Community” The theme I chose for the 2017-18  SILM year,  is from the song “We Are Family”  by Sister Sledge.  I chose this theme because I think it exemplifies the goals and visions of Soroptimists.  Every time I hear the song on the...

2017 June News from President Felis

In the fall of 1974, I was a brand new freshman at SDSU, having only just graduated from high school that spring. I remember looking around my first chemistry class of about 75 students and counting only two women, another student and me. This was typical at the time....

2017 May News from President Felis

In this month of May our club is still very active. Ten club members will be attending the Soroptimist Desert Coast Region Spring Conference is coming up soon, May 19-21, including our own Lisa Moore, Region Secretary, and Max Levaren, District III Secretary. We will...

2017 March/April News from President Felis

Spring is here! The days are getting warmer, and everything is blooming and green, bringing the promise of new beginnings. Every year nature reminds us with this gift that we can wipe the slate clean to begin life anew and flourish! In April our club members will step...

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