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LIVING OUR MISSION
Planning for a new calendar year. Mary Jo Asbury, Stephanie Ridgeway
What Soroptimists Do
The mission of all Soroptimist clubs is to positively influence the lives of girls and women in our local communities, and worldwide. We do this through Awareness, Action and Advocacy. Awareness is always the necessary first step: to identify a problem or need, then to inform others in the larger community to gain as much support as possible. Awareness leads to Action to rectify the problem, which sometimes requires Advocacy, the actual changing of laws to mandate the needed change. At SISD we function in all three roles. However, most of SISD's activity is in our local community. In our wider club work we reach out to other clubs in our District, our Region (Desert Coast-DCR), our Federation (Soroptimist of the Americas-SIA), and internationally (Soroptimist International-SI).
LOCAL PROJECTS AND PARTNERSHIPS
Treasurer Gina Kakos checking the receipts.
At the local level SISD focuses on assisting local non-profit agencies that center their activities on woman and girl centered needs: substance abuse recovery, transitioning foster youth, educational needs, human trafficking, domestic abuse and violence, self-esteem workshops for teenage girls, and crises intervention are a few examples. SISD members are constantly inspired by the strength and courage of the women and girls we help, and we often watch them move from lives of despair to those filled with hope.