Surf City Soroptimists of Huntington Beach Features Cathy Standiford, Activist Poet

Watching the NeighborsByCathy Standiford My neighbor carefully paints the edge of her car’s trunk with white outbecause the too-small-to-notice scratch interrupts her well-manicureddesire for perfection Another neighbor tosses water balloons across the spring lawn to her daughterbecause the beaches are closed and they yearn to feel the surprise ofwater splashing on skin My elderly neighbor …

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Surf City Soroptimists of Huntington Beach – Celebrating All Mothers in Our Community of Women Around the World

I’d like to begin this blog by celebrating all mothers around the world… whether you are a mother to a child or children, a mother to your fur-baby or babies or like a mother to another woman, man or child and with a poem by Tiffany Prochera. BE INSPIREDMay you be inspired today…May you be …

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Surf City Soroptimists of Huntington Beach – Working In The Digital Age

The Coronavirus pandemic has affected all of our lives in ways we never imagined…not even in our worst nightmares but, the Soroptimists of Huntington Beach has not let it deter us from moving forward and continuing our work to improve the lives of women and girls and improving our club and how it does business. …

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Surf City Soroptimists of Huntington Beach – So Much to Be Grateful For

Right now, we are living in trying times…a virus…the Corona Virus…has made daily living a challenge.  Schools, restaurants and stores have closed. Concerts, sports events and even our fundraisers, business meetings and board meetings have been cancelled.  Essential items, such as toilet paper and paper towels, are difficult to find and are being “rationed” to …

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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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