Dear Members of Soroptimist International of Los Banos:
Welcome to our new club year! I am proud to serve as your club President this year and look forward to working with you as we strive to benefit the women and girls in our local community.
I have been a Soroptimist since 1995 and have served in many leadership offices not only in our local club but on the Sierra Pacific Region Board and also on our Federation headquarters board as Soroptimist International of the Americas Board Director.
Trust me, I would have not spent so much of my life in these offices if I did not fully believe in our Soroptimist Mission of “Soroptimist is a volunteer organization that economically empowers women and girls by providing access to education.” Education is the single most effective anti-poverty and emotional intervention for women and girls.
I have seen and personally have met many of the women that we have made a significant positive impact on in their lives and the lives of their families. It is so inspiring to see firsthand how a small group of women can make such a difference!
I am proud of our local club as they work to benefit the women and girls, not only our local community but also globally. We truly care for the women we serve.
Our signature Dream Programs of Live Your Dream and Dream It Be It, embodies the work that Soroptimist does globally throughout our Soroptimist International of the America’s Federation. We truly can make a “collective impact” on the lives of women and girls as we focus on both our important local club projects and reach out globally as well. More details about our Dream Programs and our other local programs can be found on this website.
Our club has overcome many obstacles in our past, even now, during the challenges of the Covid 19 Pandemic. But our dedication and vision remain as strong as ever! As Eleanor Roosevelt said: “ A Stumbling Block for the Pessimist is a Stepping Stone to the Optimist. Let’s continue to grow our membership this club year by using those Optimistic Stepping Stones and by overcoming any stumbling blocks that may be tossed our way.
I want to congratulate the amazing SI Los Banos Board serving for 2021-22:
- Deborah Todd, Recording Secretary
- Delia Salazar, Corresponding Secretary
- Darlene Neves, Treasurer
- Sandy Lemas, Delegate.
Working together we will make a difference as we “Sparkle On With Soroptimist!”