Category Archives: making a difference

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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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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Once A Soroptimist…Always A Soroptimist ….Spotlight on Ellie Nixon

Ellie Nixon’s friend, Linda Gallagher, first introduced Ellie to Soroptimist International Huntington Beach in 2003.  Ellie joined because she believed in our mission, to improve the lives of women and girls through programs leading to social and economic empowerment, but, … Continue reading

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With Love & Licks From River

I can’t believe our 4th Annual Walk To Make A Difference, aka “The River Walk” was over a month ago, and I am just getting my thank you’s out to all of our sponsors, donors and two and four-footed walkers … Continue reading

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What We Accomplished in 2016-17

Our SI Huntington Beach year ended on June 22nd when we bid a fond farewell to our outgoing board and welcomed our incoming board. Before outgoing President Georgette handed the torch to incoming President Marcelle, she reminded us of what … Continue reading

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Women and History – June

June has arrived.  It’s almost summer, and I have so much to tell you but don’t have much time this morning so…I thought I would point out a few notable women and events that are important to women that occurred … Continue reading

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