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Surf City Soroptimists of Huntington Beach Celebrate a Year of Service

Surf City Soroptimists of Huntington Beach believe in improving the lives of women and girls and live it by focusing on service. The following was compiled by our VP of Service, Leslie Miller, with a little help from her team leaders, Cathy Standiford (DIBI), Mary Chiappetta (Human Trafficking) & Terry Rose (Live Your Dream). Dolly …

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Surf City Soroptimists of Huntington Beach and the 4 Pillars

This past year, Soroptimists of Huntington Beach focused on Soroptimist International of the Americas’ 4 Pillars: Fundraising, Membership, Program and Public Awareness.  Despite Covid-19, here are our goals and accomplishments: ProgramsGoal:  Strongly encouraged to participate in SIA’s Dream Programs:  LYD, is an Education & Award for Women and Dream It, Be It, career support for …

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Happy New Year from Soroptimist International of Huntington Beach

As Soroptimist International of the Americas enters into its 99th year of empowering women & girls with access to the education and training they need to achieve economic empowerment, I think of the amazing women who began this journey and of their courage and forward-thinking vision. The first club, formed in Alameda County, California, consisted …

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Count Down to Giving Tuesday

For some of us, Black Friday, Shop Small Saturday and Cyber Monday are the “unofficial” start of the holiday shopping season. For others, like Soroptimist International of Huntington Beach, it’s “Giving Tuesday.” As A proud member of Soroptimist International of the Americas, Soroptimist International and Liveyourdream.org, I invite you to learn more about the impact …

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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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