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As we enter into the fall season it reminds us to be grateful....grateful for the love of family & friends, for the beautiful community we live in and that we are able to give back to this community, by empowering women and girls!!
This last month we presented scholarships to six young women who are pursuing their college dreams. Scholarships, in excess of $8500. were presented to these young woman, who are currently attending Western Nevada College (WNC), in the areas of Nursing, Childhood Education, Engineering and Trade & Industry.
In January 2016 we will be acknowledging Girls of the Month from Carson High and present the Live Your Dream Award (formerly Women's Opportunity Award) to a woman who has overcome poverty, domestic and sexual violence, divorce, the death of a spouse, or other life challenges. They are women—just like you—who had the courage and determination to turn their lives around.
Recipients may use the cash award to offset any costs associated with their efforts to attain higher education.
If you would like to know more about our mission and the contributions we make in this community, please contact us (see below) or, better yet, join us for a Program Meeting (see our Calendar of Meetings and Events).
Attend our next Program Meeting
You are cordially invited to attend our Program Meeting - Jan 27, 2016
JANUARY 27 - Program Meeting: Girls of the Month & Live Your Dream Awards, Speaker: Tasha Fuson, Principal Carson High School
The meeting will be held at Glen Eagles Restaurant located at 3700 North Carson Street, Carson City. Check in for the luncheon meeting begins at 11:30 AM with the meeting beginning at 12:00 PM and ending at 1:00 PM. Our meeting does not require that you purchase lunch, however a choice of three luncheon entrees are available for $16.00.
If you are interested in joining us, please call Didi Chaney @ 775-782-8220 or email her at email@example.com to register.
WHAT IS SOROPTIMIST ???
Soroptimist is an international organization for business and professional women who work to improve the lives of women and girls, in local communities and throughout the world. Almost 95,000 Soroptimists in about 120 countries and territories contribute time and financial support to community–based and international projects that benefit women and girls.
The name, Soroptimist, means "best for women," and that's what the organization strives to achieve. Soroptimists are women at their best, working to help other women to be their best.
The first Soroptimist Club was formed by a group of 80 women in Oakland, California on October 3, 1921. The first president was Violet Richardson Ward, who was committed to creating opportunities for girls and young women. The executive and professional women who formed the first Soroptimist Club represented such professions as medicine, printing and haberdashery. All the women joined together to "foster the ideal of service". The passion and commitment for volunteer service, particularly as it affected women and girls, has remained an inspiration for thousands of Soroptimist women all over the world.
Soroptimist International of Carson City was chartered on June 8, 1957. The Club's first president was Audrey Bell Vincent. Our Club's mission is to promote awareness, advocacy and action through volunteer service in our community and to society worldwide by advancing human rights and focusing on the status of women and children.
Through our fundraisers and scholarship endowments, our club donates thousands of dollars annually to improve the lives of women and girls in our community. Our Club supports these efforts through grants, scholarships, free mammograms, community service and various special projects.