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2018-2019 SI Huntington Beach Rocks Soroptimist International of the Americas’ 4 Pillars

Soroptimist International of Huntington Beach truly supports our global mission of improving the lives of women and girls through programs leading to social & economic empowerment. We know empowered women & girls can and will change the world for good! Here is what we accomplished this year: PROGRAMS Goal:  Strongly encouraged to participate in SIA’s …

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Cathy Standiford featured on Giving Back Podcast

Cathy Standiford, a retired City Manager and Local Government Consultant, a volunteer mentor for Write Girl, is a 30-year member of Soroptimist International and a member of our club, Soroptimist International of Huntington Beach. As a woman of faith, Cathy believes it is her purpose to serve, mentor, and empower young women. On the Giving …

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Soroptimist Huntington Beach’s Day of Empowerment

On Saturday, January 26, 2019, Soroptimist International of Huntington Beach hosted 19 women to a Day of Empowerment.  The “day” included a continental breakfast, a shopping spree compliments of The Assistance League of Huntington Beach’s Operation New Beginnings, a workshop on balancing stress, lunch compliments of Jersey Mike’s in Westminster, sharing and a “swag” bag! …

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Why Gender Equality Matters for ALL 17 UN Sustainability Development Goals

Gender Equality needs to be the norm globally not the exception and our work as Soroptimists to improve the lives of women and girls through programs leading to social and economic empowerment does make a difference. The Sustainable Development Goals are a collection of 17 global goals set by the United Nations General Assembly in …

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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 fact, empowered women mess up, a lot. But they learn from their mistakes, and they’re …

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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. Here are just a few ways that’s happening this month: #VoicesHavePower: We partnered with HopeLine from …

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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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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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