Soroptimist Club meeting
Wednesday August 14th 2019 -
Organizers of a new Soroptimist Club in Oakmont will hold an informational meeting on Aug. 14, 6 p.m., at 273 Belgreen Pl., Oakmont, open to women who are looking for opportunities to improve the lives of women and girls through programs leading to social and economic empowerment. The club is open to women in Oakmont, Kenwood, Glen Ellen and surrounding areas.
The club will be part of Soroptimist International of the Americas, a global volunteer organization for women with over 30,000 members in 21 countries and territories. Soroptimists volunteer their talents and energy to help women and girls live their dreams every day by giving them the resources to create positive change – for themselves, their families and their communities.
The Soroptimist mission is exemplified by its major project, the Soroptimist Live Your Dream: Education and Training Awards for Women. Each year Soroptimist gives about $2 million to women who need to improve their job skills through education and training. Most are single moms and many are domestic violence survivors.
The club is being organized by Phyllis Rogers, a long-time member of Soroptimist International of Santa Rosa, who said that the new club will carry out Soroptimist’s Dream Programs, including the Live Your Dream Award in the Sebastopol area.
“Our club will offer opportunities to participate in programs that change lives, as well as to develop lifelong friendships and a network of global connections,” said Rogers. “The name ‘Soroptimist’ means ‘best for women,’ and that’s what our club will strive to achieve.”
If you would like to attend the Aug. 14 meeting, please contact Phyllis Rogers at 477-6771.