Los Banos Soroptimist Club
Soroptimist is an international organization for business and professional women who work to improve the lives of women and girls, in local communities and throughout the world. Over 80,000 Soroptimists in about 120 countries and territories volunteer time and contribute financial support to community–based and international projects that benefit women and girls.
Soroptimist International of Los Banos belongs to Soroptimist International of the Americas,one of the four Federations that make up Soroptimist International. We are a part of District III in California's Sierra Pacific Region. We welcome new members who would like to work as a group to make our community and world a better place for women and girls.
Our service projects include the sponsorship of an "S" Club at Los Banos High School where students are encouraged to embrace volunteerism, good citizenship and women and girl-focused community service projects. An annual "Live Your Dream,Girl's Self Esteem Conference," for junior high school girls, is also sponsored by our local Soroptimist club. This event features speakers and topics that focus on building good self esteem in girls. Other Conference topics include healthy lifestyles, appropriate teen make-up, teen bullying and teen human trafficking. Each March the club joins Soroptimists from all over the world in "Saturday of Service" where Soroptimists work on projects which serve women and girls in their communities. Past Saturday of Service events in Los Banos featured visiting a local convalescent home, feeding the homeless and donating items to the Valley Crisis center's domestic violence agency. Many scholarships and monetary awards are given by the club each year to deserving recipients.
In order to support our service projects and awards, our local club holds several fund-raising events. In the past some fund raising events have been a Victorian Tea, a Wine,Cheese and food tasting event featuring Celebrity Chefs, a Dicken's Craft Faire and the annual Holiday See's Candy sales event.
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