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New Soroptmist Int.

Organizers of a new Soroptimist club announced today that they will hold an informational meeting on February 27, 2018 at The View Winery, #1-2287 Ward Road, Kelowna, from 7pm to 8:30pm,open to women who are looking for opportunities to improve the lives of women and girls through programs leading to social and economic empowerment.

The club will be part of Soroptimist International of the Americas, a global volunteer organization for women with over 30,000 members in 21 countries and territories. Soroptimists volunteer their talents and energy to help women and girls live their dreams every day by giving them the resources to create positive change—for themselves, their families and their communities.

The Soroptimist mission is exemplified by its major project, the Soroptimist Live Your Dream: Education and Training Awards for Women. Each year Soroptimist gives more than $1.7 million to women who need to improve their job skills through education and training. Most are single moms and many are domestic violence survivors.

The club is being organized by Kim Bush, former Western Canada Region, Secretary, who said members of the new club will carry out Soroptimist’s Dream Programs, including the Live Your Dream Award and Dream It, Be It: Career Support for Girls, in the local community “Our club will offer opportunities to participate in programs that change lives, as well as to develop lifelong friendships and a network of global connections,” said Colleen Penrowley, Western Canada Region Membership Chair. “The name, Soroptimist, means ‘best for women,’ and that’s what our club will strive to achieve.”

Please join us on this evening to find out more about Soroptimists and the opportunities it offers while enjoying complimentary wine tasting provided by The View Winery For more information on Soroptimists check out their website www.soroptimist.org

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