Author Archives: Terry Rose

T’is the Season to be Thankful!

“Gratitude is the inward feeling of kindness received. Thankfulness is the natural impulse to express that feeling.” It’s the beginning of November….Halloween is over….and although some stores show signs of Thanksgiving, most are already promoting the Christmas season.  Do we … Continue reading

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Getting To Know You…Spotlight on Stephanie Lewson

Not everyone becomes a Soroptimist at first blush….And so it was for Stephanie Lewson.  Stephanie found out about Soroptimist by googling volunteer organizations in Huntington Beach and was impressed by our website (YAY) and our mission of women helping other … Continue reading

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International Day of the Girl Child – October 11, 2017

“Empowerment of and investment in girls are key in breaking the cycle of discrimination and violence and in promoting and protecting the full and effective enjoyment of their human rights”                     … Continue reading

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Women in History – October

In many states in October, the leaves begin to turn beautiful colors of red, orange and yellow before turning brown and falling to the ground.  And…at the end of the month, we celebrate Halloween when we carve pumpkins and call … Continue reading

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UN International Day of Peace – September 21, 2017

The United Nations’ (UN) International Day of Peace is celebrated on September 21 each year to recognize the efforts of those who have worked hard to end conflict and promote peace. The International Day of Peace is also a day … Continue reading

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A Woman of Action…Spotlight on Sylvia Harsin

Her smile is a warm, winning smile and that is exactly the feeling you get when you first meet Sylvia Harsin! Here is how Sylvia, a realtor with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, describes herself: “I have been a professional Realtor … Continue reading

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A Woman of Beauty and Grace…Spotlight on Margie Bunten

We can thank Pat Davis, a longtime member, for Margie Bunten joining SIHB in September, 2002. Margie said she joined SIHB “because of the women who were involved and the hands-on community involvement” and giving back to the community seems … Continue reading

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A Native Californian Who Loves Cooking and Horses….Spotlight on Vera Austin

It took Vera Austin 27 years from when she first heard about Soroptimist until she joined in June, 2017. When asked what made her decide to become a Soroptimist, Vera said, “It is time to give back”, and that she … Continue reading

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SIA ROADMAP FOR SUCCESS 2017-18 & HOW DOES SOROPTIMIST INTERNATIONAL HUNTINGTON BEACH STACK UP?

SIA’s clubs are committed to providing an engaging & meaningful, mission-based experience but, we realize we are all busy women.  And serving disadvantaged women and girls – locally & throughout the world – can be a tall order! To make … Continue reading

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The Power of the Internet….Spotlight on Carrie Tinker

Soroptimist Huntington Beach got lucky when Carrie Tinker decided to do a search on the internet for women’s organizations, and we hit the jackpot when she decided to join in June, 2017! Carrie, who not only makes a “mean” sangria … Continue reading

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