As the President of Soroptimists International, Coronado, CA I'm proud of the professional women who dedicate their time and resources to improving the lives of women and girls in local communities and throughout the world.
Our members are entrepreneurs; businesswomen and retired professionals of various ages, races, backgrounds and professions. We hold our meetings on Thursday mornings at 7am between September and May. We have a no-guilt policy within the club but encourage participation in as many activities as possible.
Our annual fundraiser is our Legends Luncheon that will take place on Saturday May 14th, 2011 this year. We are honoring three local women for their outstanding contributions to society. 70% of the money we raise is dedicated to projects that directly impact women and girls.
We highlight the amazing accomplishments of girls ages 14-17 who volunteer in the community thru our Soroptimist Violet Richardson Award. Both our honoree and her service organization receive a financial award from our club.
Our club reaches out to the community to find recipients for our Soroptimists Women’s Opportunity Award so that we can provide financial grants to assist women who are heads of their households. Our award winners are women who are working to improve their family’s situation thru education and training.
We provide two scholarships each year to college bound girls from the Monarch School for homeless children.
We also support the following organizations thru our programs and donations:
Dress for Success: promotes the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support and the career development tools to help women thrive in work and in life. http://www.dressforsuccess.org/home.aspx.
Girl Scouts San Diego-Imperial County: provides an accepting, nurturing environment where all girls aged 5-17 of every racial, ethnic, socioeconomic or religious background can develop leadership skills, cultivate lifelong friendships, serve their communities and grow through new and exciting experiences. http://www.sdgirlscouts.org/
Monarch School: works with a committed team of teachers, administrators and volunteers who are dedicated to providing homeless and at-risk children with an accredited education while caring for their basic needs. SI Coronado funds two scholarships for senior girls. http://www.monarchschools.org/
San Diego Family Justice Center: provides help and hope to those impacted by family violence, child abuse, and elder abuse, by offering free services in safety, protection from their abuser, legal help, counseling, food, clothing, spiritual support, medical assistance. Our mission is to stop family violence, make victims safer, hold batterers accountable, and provide long-term support for victims and children through collaboration and coordinated services. http://www.sandiego.gov/sandiegofamilyjusticecenter/
Southwestern College Women’s Resource Center: works to empower, support and motivate the developmental potential of women to ensure and maintain the health of the community at large. The center serves as a resource of information concerning academic matters, student services, crisis assistance, child care, food, health, legal advising, housing, multi-cultural organizations and job/employment. http://www.swccd.edu/3rdLevel/index.asp?L2=179
Women for Women International: helps women survivors of war rebuild their lives by training them to improve their physical and mental health, become decision makers in their families, gain greater economic and edu PAPALISAScational opportunities and learn the importance of working together to build networks and safety nets. http://www.womenforwomen.org.
Our vision is to be the leading international organization of business and professional women united thru volunteer efforts to enable women and girls to live their dreams, take control of their lives and live according to their own values.
If you are interested in joining Soroptimists International of Coronado please call (619) 437-6407 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
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