Please JOIN US in 2020-2021
On January 14, 2020, we had the pleasure of hosting a program meeting featuring Shannon Porter and David Hawkins from Kitsap County Girls Court. We very much enjoyed learning more about this new program that launched middle of last year and provides therapeutic services to girls on probation in Kitsap County. Picture here (L-R) Shannon Porter, David Hawkins, and SIGB President Sue Longstreth.
Spring Has Sprung in the Greater Bremerton Area!
A Message From Our President
What a long, strange year this has been! Soroptimist International of the Greater Bremerton Area has weathered COVID-19 with a multitude of (hopefully) temporary changes. Meetings and conferences via Zoom, ever-changing schedules and cancellations, yet the teamwork stays strong. Our community partnerships with the Salvation Army, Meals on Wheels Kitsap, Scarlet Road, Olympic College and other service organizations remain strong. Our financial giving this year is a bit less than ideal, but we were still able to provide a $1,500 Live Your Dream Award and four (4) $500 Legacy Awards to deserving women students within our service area. Our ongoing relationship with the Juvenile Probation department continues with mentoring opportunities and useful activities for girls ages 12-17 in their system through Dream It Be It.
As we wind down this club year, we are fundraising, as are many other organizations, so that we can continue supporting our activities to help improve the lives of the Bremerton area’s women and girls who have experienced significant barriers in their lives. We have an ongoing fundraiser - Soroptimist Sweet Shoppe - selling See’s Candy. The link is here on our homepage, if you have an interest for upcoming birthdays and holidays.
We will also be hosting a special celebration of Women’s History Month on March 30, via Zoom, featuring two Tacoma author’s who compiled an intriguing book entitled “Dead Feminists: historic heroines in living color”. Chandler O’Leary and Jessica Spring will share their work and show how extraordinary women have made a difference historically. The program starts on Zoom at 5:30 pm and will be followed by a raffle of several donated items, courtesy of club members. There is no charge for the program, but a small donation will purchase tickets for the raffle drawing. Information can be found by clicking on this link http://bitly.ws/ciUL to the latest eBlast issue. We hope you'll join us.
SIGB will also participate in the annual Kitsap Great Give in April, and the link to our giving page will be live once the Kitsap Great Give site goes live. Early giving starts on April 1, 2021..
The SIGB board and membership are hopeful that with vaccinations and conscientious following of our state’s COVID guidelines, we will soon enter a “new normal” post-pandemic stage. In the meantime, please stay safe, enjoy the longer daylight and all the good things about spring in the Northwest!
Susan Longstreth, President
Soroptimist International of Greater Bremerton Area
March 21, 2021
Founded in 1944, our club is part of a global volunteer organization that provides women and girls with access to the education and training they need to achieve economic empowerment.
The name, Soroptimist, means "best for women", and that's what we strive to achieve. Soroptimists are women at their best, working to help other women and girls to be their best.
We Appreciate Your Support
In addition to member dues and our fundraising efforts, we rely solely on support from our members, friends, and the general public to help us fund programs and projects having a significant, positive impact on the lives of women and girls in our community. Your voluntary, tax-deductible contribution is greatly appreciated. You may visit our Support Page or use the PayPal "Donate" button below. Thank you for your consideration.
Soroptimist International of Greater Bremerton Area is a charitable, not-for-profit organization exempt from Federal income tax under section 501(c)3 of the
Internal Revenue Code. As such, all contributions to the organization are fullty tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. Please consult a tax adviser.
Soroptimist International of Greater Bremerton Area ~ P. O. Box 5375, Bremerton, WA 98312