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.
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A Message From Our President
For almost 100 years, Soroptimist has worked to create a better world for women and girls. Diversity and Fellowship is one of the core values that drives our work, and we model it in our membership, the women and girls we serve, and our hiring practices. It pains us to see racial injustice and violence of any kind. While we are living through confusing times right now, where consensus is often hard to find, we remain committed to working for a more just and equal world. We urge introspection and collaboration on ways we can work together to fix systems that do not serve all of us equally. We know that many of the women and girls we serve face inequality because of their race or ethnicity, as well as their gender. We will continue to do our part and contribute positively to our communities, nations and the world by helping women and girls to reach their full potential by getting the education they need to achieve economic empowerment.
Right now, we urge calm, empathy and kindness. In the words of Abraham Lincoln, “We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory will swell when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature.”
Sue Longstreth, President
Soroptimist International of Greater Bremerton Area
June 9, 2020
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