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

SI of White Rock

Club email: siwhiterock@soroptimist.net

Chartered in 1950.

When SI of White Rock was chartered in March of 1950, it was truly an “International” group. Charter members were from White Rock, South Surrey and Blaine, Washington. We have raised funds for many organizations in our area such as: Alexandra Neighbourhood House, Atira Transition Houses, South Fraser Women’s Services Society and other organizations, to mention a very few.

E-mail: siwhiterock@soroptimist.net

Business Meeting Information

Day: 2nd Tuesday, monthly
Time: 5:30 pm, dinner
7:00 pm, meeting
Location: a local restaurant
Contact: President, SI White Rock

 

Programs and Projects.

Women’s Opportunity Award

Our Club level winner is given $2,000.

Violet Richardson Award

Our Violet Richardson Award winner receives $300.00 for herself, and $300.00 goes to her charity.

We often have a luncheon around International Women’s Day in March to award our Violet Richardson and Women’s Opportunity winners.

ReSTART

This is our signature project whereby we give out kits of household items to women leaving Transition House. Each kit for the ReSTART program costs approximately $400.00. The kits contain, household goods, kitchen items, small appliances, bathroom fixings including towels and other necessities, and bedroom furnishings. Things we take for granted: toothbrushes, hangers, a full set of dishes. The list goes on and on. The joy we receive when we hear stories of how a woman broke down and cried, because it was the first time in her life that she has received a full complete set of dishes. How a new mom, gratefully expressed her thanks when we purchased a blender for her to make her own baby food. We cannot describe our feelings, knowing that so far, the many families that we have helped begin a new life, free from violence and fear, are STILL free and rebuilding their lives.

White Rock supports the Renaissance Campaign, the President’s Appeal each December, our SIA Club Campaign, and, the current S. I. International Project.

Past Events

2007       Woman Making a Difference Luncheon 

2008       Woman Making a Difference Luncheon

2008       Women in Film Festival

2009       Ladies Night Out

2009       Women in Film Festival

2010       Spinathon

 

History of White Rock

With a population of 18,250, White Rock is located in the southwest corner of the Lower Mainland, forty-five kilometres from Vancouver and only five minutes to the Canada/US border. We are an exciting seaside community clustered around an eight kilometre sandy beach and the warm shallow waters of Semiahmoo Bay.

Because of the moderate climate, White Rock is a preferred retirement spot.  The waterfront includes a promenade that is two and a half kilometres long, fully accessible to the disabled and parents with strollers. The heritage pier, train station, large beached “white rock” and colourful sidewalk cafes create a special ambience throughout the area.

A variety of specialty shops dot White Rock. From single-family homes on small lots, to estate lots and multiple family homes, White Rock has a wide selection of housing. Ocean views from some sites are breathtaking.