Welcome to Soroptimist International
Live Your Dream Awards Luncheon
Saturday, March 18, 2017 – Noon – 3:00pm
(doors open at 11:30am)
5-Star Catering – Sunrise Room 5640 188 Street, Surrey, BC
JOIN US AND HELP US RAISE FUNDS FOR DESERVING WOMEN IN OUR COMMUNITY
Celebrating women and girls in our community who are changing their lives
and working to change the lives of other women and girls
- SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKER – Dianne Watts, MP
- Meet our Award Winners:
- Ruby Award – honoring an outstanding woman in our community
- Violet Richardson Award – outstanding youth volunteer
- Live Your Dream Award – cash awards to women who are working to better their lives through additional schooling and skills training
- Cheque Presentations – to deserving Community Organizations serving women and girls
- Buffet Luncheon
- Door prizes …50/50 Draw … networking!
Tickets – $35.00 per person – Eventbrite: https://liveyourdreamluncheontickets.eventbrite.ca
Want to pay by cash or cheque? Tickets also available through Soroptimist Members
For more info, contact: Linda at 604-313-9522 or email email@example.com
Thank you to Brenda Steele of Mary Kay Cosmetics
for her generous prize donation of a
fabulous Mary Kay basket and gift certificate.
SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE – Contact Linda for Sponsorship Package
Our second annual
Dream It, Be It: Career Support for Girls Conference
was another huge success this year
(held November 26, 2016).
We extend our heartfelt “THANK YOU” to our generous sponsors, the women who participated in our Career Fair, our Speakers and Mentors, our Volunteers, and most important – the girls who attended.
Our Generous Dream It, Be Conference Sponsors:
Soroptimist Foundation of Canada – Generous grant to help fund our conference.
Nishee Photography – Official Photoprapher for our Dream It, Be It Conference
We are already in the planning stage for our THIRD annual Dream It, Be It Conference – November 2017 – so if you are interested in becoming involved – as a Sponsor, a Career Fair Participant, a Speaker, or a Volunteer – please contact Linda at firstname.lastname@example.org
Celebrating Our Successful Gala Fundraiser (June 2016)
Thank you to all of our generous sponsors and guests
who made our second annual
Respecting Our Daughters Gala such a success!!
We are proud to announce that we have been awarded the
Soroptimist Western Canada Celebrating Success Award
Soroptimist International of the Americas Federation Celebrating Success Award
This award recognizes club projects that are creative, successful, and support women & girl-focused programs, and demonstrates
Soroptimist best practices
Our Generous Gala Sponsors:
Celebrating 22 years serving our community!
We are celebrating a huge milestone this year – 22 years of improving the lives of women and girls in our Surrey/Delta communities.
This year, we have much to be proud of.
- We successfully hosted our second Respecting Our Daughters Fundraising Gala with exceptional results .
- We generated new public awareness about our organization and mission.
- We have increased our program goals by:
- supporting more women through all of our awards programs
- growing and maintaining our signature Totally Beautiful Girl’s Group
- continuing to support significant women’s organizations in our community
- launching our Dream It, Be It program.
- We found a new Soroptimist home here at the Surrey Business Services and Co-op Centre.
Our membership – our members – are our most important asset. Without them, we do not accomplish anything. WTH them, we can achieve whatever we want to. Keeping members engaged is our number 1 priority, and moving forward, we will be working with the membership committee to ensure that all of our members are taken care of, listened to, and continue to enjoy a fulfilling Soroptimist experience.
I have so much gratitude for the work done by all our members. A huge thank you to our executive who work hard to make sure our club functions at all levels; to our committee chairs who set goals, plan and ensure events run smoothly, and keep our members involved and informed. And to all of our members – thank you for your incredible spirit, commitment and passion. As we welcome new women to our club, we inspire to help them be the best OF women as we continue to be the best FOR women.
At the SIA convention in Vancouver two years ago, one powerful message made a big impression on me. ONE PASSION – MANY WOMEN. That’s US… WE are the faces of these many women. WE are changing lives. WE are using our gifts and talents to make a difference in our community. WE are contributing to the strategic goals set out by SIA to have a significant impact on the lives of the women and girls we serve. Together, our Collective Impact will strengthen us as a club, will make our community a heathier and safer place to live, and will position us as an organization in our community that is sustainable, respected and sought out.
Congratulations to us for our first 20 years – now let’s move forward to the next 20 years.
Linda Cunliffe, President