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Women’s Empowerment…1848 to 2019

Passed by Congress June 4, 1919, and ratified on August 18, 1920, the 19th amendment granted women the right to vote but just because we got the right to vote, did we really become empowered women at that time?  You make your own decision. To begin with, we need to look back at history. It took almost …

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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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9 Empowered Women Who Defied The Odds

They believed they could…and they did….9 Empowered women who defied the odds and succeeded in making a difference or changing the status quo…from Oprah Winfrey to Lydie Hakizimana. “DESPITE the voices of skepticism, she believed in her instinct. She set up a book store despite the talk that it would not survive its first birthday in …

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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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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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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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Introducing Spirit….the new Soroptimist Huntington Beach Spokes-Puppy

For the last 4 years, River, our Belgian Sheepdog, has been the SI Huntington Beach Spokes-Dog.  It all began in 2014, when River and I walked 3 miles round trip from our home to the Huntington Beach Pier to raise funds to help improve the lives of women and girls for our club. That first …

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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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