Category Archives: women in history

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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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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Women in History – April

April 2, 1917– Jeannette Rankin of Montana is formally seated in the U.S. House of Representatives as the first woman elected to Congress.   April 3, 1995 – Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor became the first woman to preside over … Continue reading

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March Is Women’s History Month

In 1987, after being petitioned by the National Women’s History Project, Congress passed Pub. L. 100-9 which designated the month of March 1987 as Women’s History Month.  Between 1988 and 1994, Congress passed additional resolutions requesting and authorizing the President to … Continue reading

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Women in History – January

“A woman with a voice is by definition a strong woman. But the search to find that voice can be remarkably difficult.” — Melinda Gates  January 1, 1877 – Queen Victoria was proclaimed Empress of India.   January 1, 1752 – … Continue reading

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Women in History – December

Tis the season to be giving and to remember the women and women’s events in history that have helped to mold us into who we are! December 6, 1815 (1884) – Born: Jane Swisshelm, suffragist, wrote articles for local papers against … Continue reading

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Women In History – November

It is that time again when we honor the women and important events affecting women in history.  I hope you enjoy reading about them! November 11, 1744 – Birthday of Abigail Adams, who urged her husband, John, to “remember the ladies.” … Continue reading

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A Soroptimist No Matter Where The Road Leads Her….Spotlight on Kimberly Kent

  Although Kimberly Kent has only been a Soroptimist in Huntington Beach since January, 2013, she has already been our Co-President (with Donna Cross) and is now our Corresponding Secretary. But… Kimberly’s involvement in Soroptimist did not begin in 2013…in … Continue reading

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The “Giving Back” Energizing Bunny…Spotlight on Marcelle Capps

Marcelle Capps is like a breath of fresh air in the spring…always smiling….always willing to lend a helping hand…always positive…no matter what curves life throws her. Born in Malta (officially the Republic of Malta), a southern European island country comprising … Continue reading

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Women in History – October

Every month I like to honor women in history who have made a difference.  These are some of the highlights for the month of October.  September 12, 1910 – Alice Stebbins Wells, a former social worker, becomes the first woman police … Continue reading

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