Improving the lives of Women and GirlsSoroptimist International of the Americas, Inc. Western Canada Region
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SI of Victoria Westshore

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Chartered in 2010.

Soroptimist International of Victoria Westshore (SIVW) is a lively new Soroptimist Club, Chartered in May 2010, centered in Victoria’s fast-growing Westshore community. We welcome guests and members from any of our Capital Region’s districts.

Among our members we have those who have years of Soroptimist service, and many who are new to SI.  Within the family of Soroptimists around the world, we have become a Friendship Link with SI Plovdiv (Bulgaria) and with Soroptimist International of Europe.  We hope one day to work with them on joint projects.

We contribute to the ‘best in women’ on the international stage by being part of the Soroptimist Lending Team on and have funded many microcredit loans to women entrepreneurs in Rwanda, Bolivia, and The Dominican Republic.

Closer to home, our own SIVW group represents women of all ages who bring with them a wealth of experience and interests.  We believe in, and contribute to, the wonderful potential in women and girls. In our first couple of years, we have focused our attention on creating funds and creating opportunities to further their education and/or life situation.

In 2012-2013 our focus will be on creating “Anney’s Closet” – an amazing project that connects the needs of seniors who are downsizing and have surplus furniture to give away, to the needs of teen mothers who need furnishings to establish a home for themselves and their babies.

We meet the first Wednesday of each month, 6:30-8:30pm in Langford   at The Alexander Mackie Retirement Community, 753 Station Avenue.  Join us for  cookies and tea/coffee! ($2 coffee contribution from members is appreciated; free for guests).

Please visit us on Facebook: SI Victoria Westshore   and of course you’re most welcome to contact us to learn more about SIVW or to attend one of our meetings.

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