Author Archives: Terry Rose

Empowered Women

“To be empowered means to be in control of your life, aware of your capabilities, and ready to take on even your biggest dreams. An empowered woman is someone who knows her strengths and isn’t afraid to embrace them. Empowered women aren’t perfect; in … Continue reading

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October is National Violence Awareness Month

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, which first began in 1981 by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence as a Day of Unity to connect battered women’s advocates across the country. “Every October, we rededicate ourselves to breaking the cycle. … Continue reading

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Take Time to Celebrate the International Day of Girls

Today, October 11, the women of SI Huntington Beach celebrate the International Day of Girls. International Day of Girls is an international observance day declared by the United Nations. Also called the Day of Girls and the International Day of Girls, … Continue reading

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Celebrating Women in History & Today: October

We may not realize it but, every month of the year marks an opportunity to recognize important women in history and the present. October 3, 1904 – Mary McLeod Bethune opens her first school for African-American students in Daytona Beach, Florida … Continue reading

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What a Wonderful Way to Kick Off Our New Year

What a great way to start the new 2018-19 year!  Our first Program Meeting focused on  members: new, potentially new and very seasoned plus, we introduced our two new, “adopted” Dolly Wakeham moms for the year and their children. Parliamentarian, … Continue reading

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Official Gratitude Day, Friday, September 21, 2018

“Gratitude Day is celebrated annually on the 21st September. The celebration of Gratitude Day allows both individual citizens and organisations within wider society to celebrate the broad meaning of gratitude in a variety of ways. Origins The celebration started in … Continue reading

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Soroptimist International of Huntington Beach Kicks Off Its 2018-19 Year!

55 years ago, Soroptimist International of Huntington Beach began its mission to improve the lives of disadvantaged women and girls through programs leading to social and economic empowerment. Since that year, the women we serve and the scope of our … Continue reading

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Long Walks on the Beach…Spotlight on Mary Chiappetta

We are so excited to welcome new member, Mary Chiapetta…and we thank long walks on the beach with Christine Soresi for introducing Mary to Soroptimist International of Huntington Beach. To help you get to know Mary a little better, here … Continue reading

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Gratitude Day is Every Day

What is gratitude? According to one source: Gratitude means thanks and appreciation. … Gratitude, which rhymes with “attitude,” comes from the Latin word gratus, which means “thankful, pleasing.” Officially, Gratitude Day this year is Friday, September, 21st. You might ask, “Where did the official gratitude … Continue reading

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Reflecting On Our 2017-2018 Year

As we prepare for our new Soroptimist year beginning in September, it is easy to forget what we accomplished in our 2017-18 year. President Marcelle put together a list of our accomplishments that she read at our last Program Meeting … Continue reading

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