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Los Banos High School Photo courtesy of  Charles Guest of"S" clubs are clubs for High School students who want to volunteer to serve their school and community in a positive way. These clubs are sponsored by local Soroptimist clubs who inspire students to improve their own lives, and to improve the lives of women & girls in schools and in the local community by working on meaningful service projects. Together they are working to cooperate with teachers and staff at their schools to create a positive school experience with high standards and ideals. The "S" club experience inspires students to take on leadership roles which will help prepare them for future roles in the business and professional world.

"S" club Presidents & Vice Presidents in the Sierra Pacific Region are invited to attend a "Leadership" meeting in the fall along with their "S" club school advisor and local Soroptimist club advisors. This day long meeting will be educational, teaching students such things as how to run a club meeting and teaching about the Mission of Soroptimist and "S" club. School and club advisors will learn about the role of advisors to "S" club. Lunch and snacks will be served and fun activities will be held.

A second Region-wide "S" club meeting will be held in the spring. This meeting will be a fun "rally-type" meeting where "S" club members will be invited to attend and to share information about their "S" club fund raising and service project events that were held throughout the school year. Included in the agenda for the day will be a motivational speaker and the Mary Ellen George Award interviews will take place that day. Lunch and snacks will be served. Members from all 23 "S" clubs throughout the Soroptimist Sierra Pacific Region will be invited to attend each of the one day meetings. Club & school advisors will be emailed registration information for each of these one day events.

The Mary Ellen George Award is given at "S" Club Conference to a deserving "S" Club student who has been a member of "S" club for a minimum of one year and is graduating Senior planning on attending college. The number of awards and the amount of the Award is determined each year.

"S" Club of Los Banos High School was originally Chartered in October of 1999, proudly sponsored by Soroptimist International of Los Banos.

The "S" Club of Los Banos has a history of giving back to their school, community and peers by participating in several service projects:

  • Cinderella Project: a boutique set up for students in need of Prom dresses, accessories, etc.

  • Soroptimist International of Los Banos' Victorian Tea: assisted as Hostess-helpers & Greeters.

  • New Bethany: on a monthly basis, members work side-by-side with residents of the skilled nursing department of the local retirement facility on arts & crafts projects

  • Family of the Month: a program where the club has teamed up with the local Head Start to pick a family each month to address the family's most urgent needs, such as coats for the children, gas cards, holiday meals & Christmas gifts.

  • Memorial Hospital Gala: members assist the Memorial Hospital's Los Banos Foundation at their Gala fundraiser by acting as Greeters & Ushers.

  • Lost Child Booth: set up & staffed a play/activity area within the Lost Child Booth at the May Day Spring fair to entertain children who have gotten lost from their parents.

  • Soroptimist Saturday of Service: members who were not attending the S club Leadership Conference, assisted the Los Banos Soroptimist club with Saturday of Service projects.

  • Women's Health Fair: greeted guests, assembled gift bags, staffed the food booth for Memorial Hospital's annual Women's Health Fair.

  • Canned Food Drive: hosted a canned food drive at Los Banos High that benefited the local food bank.

  • Fundraisers: sold pom-poms and painted faces at Los Banos High's football & basketball games.

San Luis High School Photos courtesy of Charles Guest of OurLosBanos.comComing Soon:

S.I. of Los Banos chartered a second "S" club on December 3, 2008. This "S" club is "S" club of San Luis High School. Coming soon will be details of the newly chartered "S" club's service projects and fundraising efforts.

To request more information about "S" club:

For Conference information and the Mary Ellen George Award Application

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