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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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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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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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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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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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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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“I’m Just A Girl Who Cain’t Say ‘No’”…Spotlight on Maureen Sloan

  I had a hard time trying to figure out a title for Maureen Sloan’s Spotlight because so many titles can describe her….Great mom…..Great Friend….Huntington Beach’s Most Networked….Creative….Innovative….Always Coming Up With New Ideas…but when it comes to anything to do … 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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