Our Santa Rosa Soroptimist Club
has been serving the needs of the local community since 1945, focusing on issues that affect the lives of women and children.

Members represent a wide range of occupations in both public and private business.

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2015-16 President Sandy   2016 Installation 2 new Board mbrs   
President SandyFrazer (shown above left) has selected "Ready Willing and Able" as her theme for the 2016-2017 club year. The installation of New club Officers was held at Charlie's Restaurant at the Windsor Golf club. The menu was superb and the Hydrangeas used for decorations were from members' gardens. Board members Marie and Mia shown above along with other officers and board were installed by District IV Director Maddy Leader.

Sleeping Bags for Homeless Teens Sleeping Bags & Tarps for SAY Youthbr>




FRF 2016 Winners                                      
At our annual conference each May, the Founder Region Fellowship Board advances the status of women by offering financial grants to women in the final phase of their doctoral degreegiving $80,000 in scholarships this year. The goal is to support women who are working in fields traditionally held by men, or in fields that have great social importance to the world.                    
As members of Founder Region, we have the opportunity every 6 years to attend that conference in Hawaii, Guam, or the Mariana Islands
 
This year our 3-day Region Conference was held at the Waikiki Beach Marriot on Oahu. While it is beautiful outside, we spent most of our time INSIDE the meeting rooms, starting Day 1 with speaker panelss regarding "Progress in increasing public awareness of Domestic Violence" as well as legislative action to help prosecute and educate perpetrators. On succeeding days, we conducted Region business, and acknowleged accomplishments of our 54 clubs in Founder Region's 6 districts.
 
We elected Region officers for the next biennium, gave $10,000 scholarhips each to 8 women who were in their last year of doctoral thesis work and were at risk of dropping out for lack of funding, offered financial awards to women who had overcome adversity by turning their lives around, and recognized 6 outstanding girls who gave back to their community.
 


Check for Rail Car-2015 Service Chair Marie Frazer, standing along with other members of our Santa Rosa Soroptimist club, presented our check for $50,000 to the Board of the Santa Rosa Parks Foundation shown in front. This donation will be used to purchase a new rail car similar to the one shown for children and guests at the Howarth Park Train Station.  We hope to see the new car launched in February 2017.

We invite representatives from various organizations or businesses to speak at our club meetings to learn more about how they  benefit the community as we raise Pulic Awareness about our own club.

We hope you will join us at one of our meetings or attend one of our upcoming fundraiser events. We are already planning our next fundraiser for the 2016/2017 club year, and Chair Marie expects that event to be as exciting as the Cabaret event held in January this year .

For more information on how you can become a member of the world's largest service organization for women, phone Kris at 707-545-6089, or E-mail: sisrclub@sonic.net

SOROPTIMIST MISSION
To improve the lives of women and girls, in local communities and throughout the world.