Terry Rose

Happy New Year from Soroptimist International of Huntington Beach

As Soroptimist International of the Americas enters into its 99th year of empowering women & girls with access to the education and training they need to achieve economic empowerment, I think of the amazing women who began this journey and of their courage and forward-thinking vision. The first club, formed in Alameda County, California, consisted …

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T’is the Season…To Be a Soroptimist

Thanks to Cathy Standiford, a long-time Soroptimist, and our Dream It, Be It Chair, I was introduced to Jennifer Louden, a personal growth pioneer and author. Being a part of Jennifer’s community, I receive some amazing emails from her that inspire and energize me. As Soroptimists and volunteers in a global non profit that empowers …

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Count Down to Giving Tuesday

For some of us, Black Friday, Shop Small Saturday and Cyber Monday are the “unofficial” start of the holiday shopping season. For others, like Soroptimist International of Huntington Beach, it’s “Giving Tuesday.” As A proud member of Soroptimist International of the Americas, Soroptimist International and Liveyourdream.org, I invite you to learn more about the impact …

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Soroptimist International of Huntington Beach Supports Days for Girls

Soroptimist International of Huntington Beach joined Soroptimist International of Capistrano Bay in supporting Days for Girls. Days for Girls representative, Renee, educated our club about the program and her experiences in Kenya assisted by Diana Orlando, who started the movement in her club, SI Capo Bay. As a group, we assembled kits that evening and …

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Women in History This Month – November

November 1, 1848 – First medical school for women, the New England Female Medical School, opens, in 1874 it merges with Boston University to become one of the world’s first co-ed medical schools November 2, 1936 (1999) – Rose Elizabeth Bird, attorney, first woman in California to hold a cabinet position (Secretary of Agriculture), allowed workers …

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October 11: International Day of the Girl Child

“In 1995 at the World Conference on Women in Beijing countries unanimously adopted the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action – the most progressive blueprint ever for advancing the rights of not only women but girls. The Beijing Declaration is the first to specifically call out girls’ rights. On December 19, 2011, United Nations General Assembly adopted Resolution …

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