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
"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.
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.
Club of Los Banos High School was originally Chartered in October of 1999, proudly
sponsored by Soroptimist International of Los Banos.
"S" Club of Los Banos has a history of giving back to their school,
community and peers by participating in several service projects:
Project: a boutique set up for students in need of Prom dresses, accessories,
- Soroptimist International of Los
Banos' Victorian Tea: assisted as Hostess-helpers & Greeters.
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
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.
Hospital Gala: members assist the Memorial Hospital's Los Banos Foundation at
their Gala fundraiser by acting as Greeters & Ushers.
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
- 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.
Health Fair: greeted guests, assembled gift bags, staffed the food booth for Memorial
Hospital's annual Women's Health Fair.
Food Drive: hosted a canned food drive at Los Banos High that benefited the local
- Fundraisers: sold pom-poms
and painted faces at Los Banos High's football & basketball games.
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:
Conference information and the Mary
Ellen George Award Application