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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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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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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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Honoring The Women We Serve – February 22, 2018

On February 22nd, we held our annual “Honoring The Women We Serve” Program Meeting….from my perspective, the best meeting of the year….because, it is at this meeting where we get to experience the impact we have made in the lives of the women we serve.  It is at this meeting where we gain a deeper …

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Coming Events You Won’t Want To Miss!

This is such an important week for Soroptimist Huntington Beach; I just couldn’t let it slip by with a little promotion! The FIRST ever BUNCO BRUNCHO FUNdrai$er at The Girl Cave!  What a way to spend your (extended) lunch hour…..Laugh a lot….Eat tasty tidbits….Maybe even win a prize…No experience necessary….All you need to know how …

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Orange County a Big, Lucrative Market for Sex Trafficking

The following information was published in the Orange County Register, September 13, 2016. A new report has led those who work with victims of human trafficking to an unsavory conclusion about Orange County’s wealth: Perpetrators know they can bring victims here to sell for sex acts at a higher price than anywhere else in California. …

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January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month

January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, also known as National Human Trafficking Awareness Month. We encourage you to join us throughout the month as we come together to raise awareness of human trafficking and combine our efforts to prevent it. National Human Trafficking Awareness Day is observed every year on January 11. About Human Trafficking The Trafficking …

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We Are Proud Of Our Accomplishments That Help Improve The Lives of Women & Girls

At our last business meeting of 2017, President Marcelle read a list of what we have accomplished since our 2017-18 year officially began in September 2017 (but what really began at our planning retreat in August)! Sometimes we feel we aren’t doing enough….Sometimes we feel we should be doing more (and heaven only knows I …

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