Improving the lives of Women and GirlsSoroptimist International of the Americas, Inc. Western Canada Region
WC Soroptimist

SI of Chilliwack

Club email: sichilliwack@soroptimist.net

Club website: www.chilliwacksoroptimist.info

Chartered in 1935

The club organizes the following projects:

Woman of the Year – recognizes and rewards a woman in Chilliwack who has outstanding community service.

Women’s Opportunity Award – Soroptimist International of the America’s major service project.  The Chilliwack club awards $2500 to a local woman deserving extra support to help with her education.

Violet Richardson Award – an annual recognition of outstanding contributions by a youth at home, school, in the community and around the world through volunteer service efforts. The youth receives $500 as well as a $500 donation to the charity of her choice.

This year, support from Soroptimist International of Chilliwack goes to:

Chilliwack Community Services – Family Place, Christmas Sharing, Youth Services, Job Coaching, Central Gateway Family Learning Centre, Food Vouchers

Salvation Army

Saturday Manna

Ann Davis Transition House

Central Elementary School—Read to Me Program

Chilliwack Youth Restorative Justice

Chilliwack General Hospital

Educating girl students in Africa through an organization called Harambee

On October 14th, 2010 Soroptimist International of Chilliwack is presenting a forum called “Sexploitation ” on the exploitation of women and girls globally and in our community. Our goal is to make the community of Chilliwack aware of the numbers of women and girls who are being exploited locally and the realities they are living with.

Soroptimist International of Chilliwack meets at 6:00 pm at Rendevous Restaurant, 9360 Young Road, every second Wednesday throughout the year with the exception of July and August.