Our 2015-2016 Club Officers & Board Members, Ready to Serve!!
Top left to right: Kathy Dowling, Melanie Bickley, Liz Apodaca, Kuei-Lan Su Chang, Linda Amodeo, Ana Maria Jimenez, Susan West and Mary Ann Pacheco
Bottom left to right: Caren Grisham, Mary Venegas, Teresa Molina and Petra Schmischke
Our calendar year is from July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016.
A total of $7,000 in Live Your Dreams scholarships was awarded to five deserving women this year, 2015.
SIW donates $5,000 to Interfaith Community Center
used to furnish their community room.
Women's History Day Conference
Hosted Annually in March by Rio Hondo Community College District,
Whittier Union High School District & Soroptimist International Of Whittier.
Over 300 female high school juniors and seniors attend this event. Our goal is to inspire and motivate them to live a successful life by teaching them personal & educational skills. We encourage them to cultivate & fine tune their talents and strengths to afford them a good life.
Soroptimist is a global women's organization whose members volunteer to improve the lives of women and girls through programs leading to social and economic empowerment. More then 80,000 Soroptimists in about 120 countries and territories support community-based and global projects benefiting women and girls. The organization is particularly concerned with providing women and girls access to education, as this is the most effective path to self-determination.
Women and girls have the resources and opportunities to reach their full potential and live their dreams.
To improve the lives of women and girls through programs leading to social and economic empowerment.
Gender Equality Women & girls live free of discrimination.
Empowerment Women & girls are free to act in their own best interest.
Education Women & girls deserve to lead full and productive lives through access to education.
Diversity & Fellowship Women from varied backgrounds and perspectives work together to improve the lives of women and girls.