Improving the lives of Women and GirlsSoroptimist International of the Americas, Inc. Western Canada Region
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Don’t forget, the deadline to register for Spring Conference is April 15th. After the 15th it will cost you more, and you don’t want that!

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Call to Conference 2015!

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Call to conference 2015

New Year’s message from our Governor

This past several months I have had the opportunity to visit most of the Western Canada Region Clubs. While they may have differences in the numbers of members, the types of projects they support, and are situated in different communities they have one important thing in common… they are passionate about Soroptimist and our mission to improve the lives of women and girls through programs leading to social and economic empowerment. Clubs focus on women’s human rights and have a vision for the world where women will have access to the resources and opportunities they need to reach their full potential and live their dreams.

Soroptimist International of the Americas’ signature project, the Live Your Dream Education Award for Women has all 18 clubs in the Western Canada Region participating in the program. They all offer cash assistance and some clubs offer additional support to award winners when they can. Award winners are appreciative of the support and are improving their lives and the lives of their children and we achieve our goal to have a positive impact on the lives of women in our communities. The women receiving awards at the club level go on to the region level and beyond. The region will be presenting two women a total of $8,000 at the Live Your Dream luncheon, during the region conference April 30th to May 2nd, at the Spirit Ridge Resort and hosted by SI Osoyoos. Western Canada members and potential members are invited to join the region board in an INspiring and INformative conference to INvolving all of our members in Western Canada. We are all IN!

Heather Rollins
Western Canada Region

SI Osoyoos Bottle Drive

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Reported by Kim Bush.

On Tuesday September 23 we held our annual bottle drive. Throughout the summer we have a “select group” of visitors save all their “empties” which we collect in the fall. Today we sorted, counted, and delivered the refundable items to the local recycle depot. We had the help of two “Soroptimisters” with trucks who transported the cans, bottles & juice containers to the recycle location. Our efforts sent Treasurer Dawn Lemke to the bank with a deposit of more than $400. We started at 9 , finished by 11am. And enjoyed coffee donated by our local McDonalds.

In the top pic, it would seem that lucky V.P. Doris Walton found 2 un-opened cans of beer. She generously gave them to our hard-working truck drivers.
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