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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, October 11, 2012, was the first Day of Girls. The women of Soroptimist International of …

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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 October 4, 1976 – Barbara Walters becomes the first woman co-anchor of the evening news (at …

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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, Cathy Standiford, filling in for President, Marcelle Capps, did an excellent job of creating enthusiasm …

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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 1965 in Hawaii when an international gathering decided that it would be a good idea …

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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 Soroptimist community has grown exponentially.  The women we serve stretch all the way to Haiti …

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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 is some information about her. Mary became a single mom to her young daughter, Gina, …

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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 day come from?” First celebrated in 1965, it was later officially adopted by the United …

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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 in June. I hope we all take pride in what we did last year…I know …

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From Cheeky Chicks to Soroptimist…Focus on Elissa Wildermuth

Score another point for Meetup…and Bunco!  SIHB member, Georgette, owner of The Girl Cave in Huntington Beach reached out to her Meetup Group to announce a Bunco Fundraiser.  When Elissa heard about it, she asked Geogette what is Soroptimist?  Georgette explained.  Elissa came to our Bunco Fundraiser….And even though Elissa lives in Whittier…she decided to …

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Spotlight On Our Partner… Project Self-Sufficiency

Soroptimist International Huntington Beach enjoys a very long-standing relationship with Project Self-Sufficiency (PSS). Both organizations have complimentary missions: to improve the lives of women and their children through access to education. The following is taken directly from their website: “Project Self-Sufficiency is a community-based program in Orange County, California, assisting low income, single parents to …

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