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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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