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SI of North and West Vancouver

Club email: sinorth.westvancouver@soroptimist.net

Club website: www.soroptimistnvwv.org

Chartered in 1950.

SI of North & West Vancouver is an active group of members who participate in local and international projects in order to make a positive difference in the lives of others. The club is involved in many projects, supporting the North Shore Youth Safe House through our annual fundraiser,  volunteering in the annual CIBC Run for the Cure in aid of breast cancer research, making wreaths for a Christmas fundraiser and providing Christmas hampers for local families in need.

Business Meeting Information

Day: 2nd Wednesday of each month (except July and August)
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Please phone 604-980-0108.
   

Violet Richardson Award

This financial award is presented to young women between the ages of 14 and 17 who volunteer in their school or local community.

Women’s Opportunity Award

The Women’s Opportunity Award is given to head of household women who are seeking to improve their economic welfare through education and each year $3500 is shared by several recipients.  

Ruby Award

This award recognizes women who through their professional or personal activities strive to improve the lives of other women and girls. This year’s winner was Marguerite Hardin of the BC Schizophrenic Society

Awards Dinner

The above awards are presented at our annual Awards Dinner which is held in March of each year.

Fund Raiser

Our annual fund raiser is the Treasure Chest of Hope  This event is a dinner dance with both live and silent auctions and the sale of keys to the treasure chest. Since 2001 over $168,000 has been raised for local organizations.

Locally

Through our affiliation with the BC Lottery Corporation and Planet Bingo we are able to support a number of local charities. The funds are distributed twice a year in December and March and representatives of the various organizations are invited to attend our Recognition Tea which is held annually in April.

The many organizations who have received funds from the Club are:

Ambleside Youth Centre North Shore Adults at Risk
Avalon Recovery Society North Shore Connexions Society
BC Schizophrenia Society North Shore Crisis Services Society – Sage House
Big Brothers North Shore Disability Resource Centre
The Banqueting Table NS Neighbourhood House 
Capilano Community Services Society
The Cinderella Project Learning Together Program
Eagle Harbour Yacht Club Youth Program North Shore Volunteers for Seniors
Family Services of the North Shore North Shore Women’s Centre
Christmas Bureau  Open Door Group
Harvest Project Sutherland School – Learning Together Parenting Teens
Lookout Emergency Aid Society  
Meals on Wheels North Shore Youth Safe House
West Vancouver Youth Band
Margaret Fulton Adult Day Centre Norgate Community School
Moving Forward Program  

Service Project

The Club has held three full-day conferences for parents of adolescent girls. Last year’s conference, Tuning into Our Teens, was attended by 90 parents and was very well received.

International Project

The Club is working with SI Kakamega in Kenya to help with projects supporting the women and children of Kenya.