Soroptimist International is an organization of business and professional women who are workng 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.
Books, books, everywhere! On the jungle gym, under the trees, and all across the playground children are reading and sharing and admiring their books from the little free library we run on Tuesdays at Ethel Phillips elementary school. Our club has distributed hundreds of books this fall. Lemony Snicket, Dragon Quest, Diary of a Wimpy Kid (of course), and animal books are always in high demand. Many thanks to the Book Den of the Sacramento Library Foundation for helping us provide the wonderful selection of books.
Our Community Assistance Fund has presented grants to three outstanding organizations in recent weeks: Lilliput Children's Services, the Sacramento LGBT Center and Loaves and Fishes. The grants will buy books for foster children, feed homeless LGBT youth and refurnish MaryHouse. We love presenting checks!
Three impressive women accepted Live Your Dream grants from Soroptimists on March 19, 2015, at the annual award program. Angeela Riaz is this year's first place winner.
Oct 15, 2015Offsite: Sacramento City Cemetery History Tour
Off site evening tour at a favorite historical spot in Sacramento. Meet at the cemetery entrance, 1000 Broadway.
Oct 22, 2015Program: Member bio by Ruth Lindgren
Oct 24, 2015Apple Hill Family Social
Bring your family, dogs, and friends! We’ll meet at the Larsen Apple Barn (2461 Larsen Dr. Camino, CA 95709) at 10:00am. Some will go apple picking, best pie hunting, and/or wine tasting. We’ll all meet back up at Jack Russell Farm Brewery (2380 Larsen Dr. Camino, CA 95709) for a picnic lunch at 1:00pm.
Oct 29, 2015Program: Mike Wiley, Sacramento Regional Transit
Learn about the SRT's new Green and Blue lines for the city.