Category Archives: member spotlight

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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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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March is a Surprising Month!

Growing up in the Midwest, I never knew what March would bring….warm spring weather with flowers blooming or cold freezing winds and one last snowstorm but, here is southern California, we don’t have to worry about snowstorms!  That doesn’t mean … Continue reading

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It All Began With A Meetup…Focus on Leslie Miller

In order to promote Soroptimist in Huntington Beach and hopefully attract more women to either join us or support us, I decided to create a Meetup for our club.  I had no idea or expectations of what would happen but, … Continue reading

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Welcome Home….Spotlight on Michele Robb

When Michele Robb decided to come home to Orange County, SI Huntington Beach got lucky.  Michele not only jumped in with all her heart, she immediately became an active participant. Why is Michele a Soroptimist?  In her own words, “so … Continue reading

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Celebrating Our Love For Phyllis

Phyllis Nichols is beginning a new chapter in her life….in another state….Florida…far far away from all of her friends in California. For months, I have been telling Phyllis that I wanted to go to dinner with her before she left … Continue reading

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The Voice of Reason…Spotlight on Carol Speaker

I don’t know if it is because we are both Sagittarians or what but, I do know, when I need someone to go to for advice or an objective opinion; I go to Carol Speaker. Carol Speaker joined Soroptimist over … Continue reading

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A Renaissance Woman In Every Sense of the Word….Spotlight on Georgette Sleeth

When the term “Renaissance man or woman” is used, it does not mean that the person really lived in the Renaissance. It can be used for anyone who is very clever at many different things, no matter when that person … Continue reading

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“Giving Back” Is In Her DNA….Spotlight on Terry Rose

Usually our VP of Service, Terry Rose, does a wonderful job of writing about all of the outstanding events and services going on with our chapter, and also spotlights the different members in our group.  But for this blog entry, … Continue reading

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