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

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

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

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...

2017 February News from President

The Soroptimists have excellent Signature Programs that focus on ourmission: the Live Your Dream Award for female heads of household and Dream It Be It programs for girls. Live Your Dream (LYD) monetaryawards go to women who have primary financial responsibility for...

2017 January News from President

January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month. Last week, I attended the 5th AnnualSTAT! Salutes our Mission Heroes, an event given by Soroptimists from several clubswho partner with community groups to increase public awareness and improve the lives of victims and...

2016 December News from President

2016 is coming to a close, and 2017 is beginning. As we reflect on our accomplishments they are many. We hosted our third Women’s Opportunity Conference and awarded mini-grants to support 13 deserving women who are already on the track to significantly improve their...

2016 November News from President

The holidays are a time to be thankful. During this time of year, we set aside our differences and come together to celebrate the love and gratitude in our hearts with one another.  At our 59th annual Thanks-For-Giving Community Breakfast, we came together not only to...

2016 October News from the President

On October 27th our club invited several prospective new members to join us in making jewelry for one of our service projects. We spent the evening chatting with new friends and creating unique bracelets for one of our most treasured programs—STARS.  STARS (Surviving...

2016 September News from the President

I grew up with a societal stereotype that “girls can’t do math or science”, which wasanother version of “women are inferior”. What was sad was how many women grew upbelieving the lies. Fortunately, today’s Sorop@mist Dream It Be It Program for girls andeduca@onal STEM...

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