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In November, We Give More Than Thanks…We Remember!

As we head into the busiest season of the year…Thanksgiving…Hanukkah…Christmas…Kwanzaa…New Year’s Eve, let’s take a minute to acknowledge and appreciate all we have…our families…our friends…our health and our freedom.  We live in a country that, despite its flaws, is a … Continue reading

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Celebrating Our Story – Notes from the 44th Biennial Soroptimist International of the Americas Convention in Orlando, Florida

Hola…Oi…Ni hao ma…Kon nichiwa…Ahn-yang Haseo…Hello! I arrived in Orlando a day early so Diana & I could take in the Epcot Center….what a wonderful adventure that turned out to be.  Here we are at the beginning of our journey! Despite … Continue reading

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2 FUNdraisers in One Week

Tomorrow I am winging my way to Orlando , Florida to attend the Soroptimist International of the Americas Convention and represent the BEST CLUB EVER but, before I leave, I just wanted to tell you about the 2 FUNdraisers we … Continue reading

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SI Huntington Beach – United In Service

“United In Service” 2015-2016 Club Year Accomplishments Compiled by SI HB President, Georgette Sleeth Adopted TWO Dolly Wakeham families for the club year Paid for a venue so that a 5 year old boy could have his first ever birthday … Continue reading

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We Celebrate Graduation Day!!

What is graduation?  According to Webster’s Learner’s Dictionary, here is what graduation means: – the act of receiving a diploma or degree from a school, college, or university : the act of graduating –  a ceremony at which degrees or … Continue reading

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Our Cup Runneth Over….With Pride

I know I speak for our entire club when I say that I feel like such a proud “Soropti-Mom”. Where to begin… One of our 2015-2016 Live Your Dream honorees, Megan, was homeless (“couch surfing” as she called it) when … 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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Her Motto Must Be “Get Involved” Because That Is Exactly What She Does…Spotlight on Laura Syzdek

I remember talking with Laura at my warehouse before she joined Soroptimist of Huntington Beach.  She was picking up a donation for a Project Self-Sufficiency (PSS) fundraiser.  I talked to her about Soroptimist and although she expressed an interest in … Continue reading

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What A Way To Kick Off The Year – Our First Program Meeting….Our First Service Project!

Soroptimist International of Huntington Beach held its first Program Meeting last night at Sunny’s Restaurant in Huntington Beach.  We inducted new members, celebrated birthdays, introduced our 2015-16 Dolly Wakeham “adopted” moms (yes, two this year) and their daughters and thanks … Continue reading

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A Woman With A Heart Full Of Soul – Spotlight on Phyllis Nichols

To know Phyllis Nichols is to love Phyllis Nichols…a woman who embodies the spirit of “giving back”….a woman who writes poetry…a woman who loves to make beaded wall hangings and who spends weeks decorating for Christmas…a woman who loves spending time … Continue reading

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