BuncoMania March 30, 2012

February 25, 2012
Soroptimist International of Silicon Valley is having a fundraising party Friday night, March 30, at the Sobrato Center for Non-Profits (at 280 and Meridian).
I can think of at least two reasons for you to buy a ticket ($30).
One is to support the multiple, charitable activities and focused givings that the club sponsors, such as awarding grants, on the one hand, to young women leaders, and also to struggling, head-of-household women, trying to better themselves and their families.
The other reason is to enjoy delicious hors d’oeuvres and sip wine while playing Bunco! Never played Bunco? Never heard of it? Well, because it’s simple to learn and simple to play, you needn’t feel embarrassed your first time out. You can forget your worries, forget your cares, and let the game take you away. Everyone engages, so you can purr or roar, hesitate or frolic. You’re with kindred spirits.
To add to the fun, there will be prizes and raffles. Your $30 ticket includes one entry to the “Basic” Raffle. But there’s another, special raffle that you might consider for an extra $3. This one, the “Sky High” Raffle, awards the winner a ride in a hot air balloon, worth around $200!
Yes, a thirty dollar ticket, an (optional) extra three dollar raffle… There are a lot of dollar signs in my invitation to you. But the club is fundraising in order to gather a meaningful amount money to make a difference. Soroptimists promote the well-being of women and children locally and around the world – through association with other Soroptimist clubs and other contacts in many countries. We fight trafficking and economic disadvantage; and we foster leadership and initiative in aspiring women advocates. You can support the organization by stepping out to have fun on March 30.
The flyer contains all the details:Bunco Mania FundRaiser
Hope to see you at the Bunco Party. Be sure to make a reservation (sisv1924@sbcglobal.net)

Awards Awards Awards!

April 20, 2011

It’s that time of the year again. All of our hard fund raising and service work pays off when we hand out our Women’s Opportunity Awards (WOA) and Violet Richardson Awards (VRA).

The Women’s Opportunity Awards program is Soroptimist’s major women’s education project. Through the program, we assist women who provide the primary source of financial support for their families by giving them the resources they need to improve their education, skills, and employment prospects. Most of these women have overcome enormous obstacles including poverty, domestic violence, and drug and alcohol abuse, and may use the awards to offset any costs associated with their efforts to attain higher education, such as books, childcare and transportation. This year, we were able to award three women during a festive ceremony on April 13.

The Violet Richardson Awards program is designed to recognize girls for their volunteer service to their communities. The program honors young women between the ages of 14 and 17 whose volunteer efforts include: helping other disadvantaged girls; fighting drugs, crime and violence; cleaning up the environment; and working to end discrimination and poverty. We will be handing out this award to 2 incredible young ladies at our meeting on May 11.

If you are interested to learn more, or would like to attend the awards dinner, please leave a comment below!

Soroptimist events update

February 6, 2011

SISV presents: Ian Woodall – The Tao of Everest

July 6, 2010

Triumph, tragedy, storms and summits. Embark on an emotional and uplifting storytelling experience to the top of the world (…..twice!)

‘One hell of a storyteller’

(Times Herald-Record)

‘Funny, exciting, and truly inspirational’

(NHS Trust)

Hilton Santa Clara

4949 Great America Parkway, Santa Clara, CA 95054

Saturday July 17, 2010          9 am – 11:30 am

$27 for breakfast

Register to attend: sisiliconvalley@soroptimist.net

Violet Richardson Awards 2010

June 3, 2010

On May 13, SISV awarded three incredible young women with the Soroptimist Violet Richardson Award. This annual award is named after Soroptimist’s founder, Violet Richardson Ward, and is dedicated to young women and girls who make a difference in society through service.

The number of applications and quality was overwhelming this year. SISV is proud to have presented three young women with the Violet Richardson Award 2010.

(SISV VRA chair Angela Obeso awards the winners, from left to right: Chrystal Yan, Katherine Nasol (sitting to the left of her family) and Ambika Gopalan).

Sierra Pacific Region Conference April 23-25, 2010

April 20, 2010

Members of Soroptimist International of Silicon Valley will join 200 other Soroptimists at the Sierra Pacific Region of Soroptimist International of the Americas, on April 23-25, 2010 at Visalia Marriott in Visalia, California. Local Soroptimist club members will join Soroptimists from 44 Soroptimist clubs in California for this three-day annual event.

The conference will highlight a year’s worth of community service by local Soroptimist clubs, plus feature programs and projects from Soroptimist International of the Americas and Soroptimist International.

Also at the conference, numerous awards will be presented to local clubs.

S-club and Sigma Society officially chartered

February 16, 2010

On February 11, Soroptimist International of Silicon Valley (SISV) officially chartered the S-club at Santa Clara High and Sigma Society at Santa Clara University. President Jane Miller and S-club/Sigma Society co-ordinator Chris Husing handed out the charters at our monthly meeting in the Hilton.


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