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Soroptimist International of
Greater Bremerton Area



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

Greetings,

October and Fall are definitely here!  We have two very important awareness themes this month for Breast Cancer and Domestic Violence. Highlighting Breast Cancer awareness this week, with a focus on Domestic Violence over the next 2 weeks.

Breast Cancer Awareness:  What really strikes me about my own personal knowledge of breast cancer is how far we have come regarding awareness and early diagnosis of this killer over the last 70 years.  In 1958, it was literally a death sentence. The mother of my neighbor and best friend was diagnosed with it in the Spring and died within a few months. She was a second mother to the neighborhood kids and the loss was devastating. In the 1970's I was a Respiratory Therapist in a large hospital where we did major surgery. Part of my job was to give breathing treatments and exercises to women recovering from radical mastectomies--the only option at that time. Most patients were hospitalized 10-14 days. The surgery was horribly disfiguring and early diagnosis was rare.

Fast forward to the 21st century, where self-checking our own breasts and routine mammograms are fairly common.  Because of this, by 2012 there were 1.7 million new breast cancer diagnoses a year. By 2018, that number increased to 2.08 million new diagnoses. We have Soroptimist Sisters, colleagues, friends and relatives who are breast cancer survivors. We absolutely know the value of early diagnosis for a positive recovery.  Keep checking yourself and get that mammogram when the doctors recommend it!! And as Roxane says "Arrest Breast Cancer".


Respectfully,

Sue Longstreth, President
Soroptimist International of Greater Bremerton Area
October 11, 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.

At-a-Glance!




UPCOMING!

Tuesday, March 30th
"Dead Feminists" Meet the Authors


We cordially invite you to attend a special ZOOM event and program meeting – “Dead Feminists” Meet the Authors -- on Tuesday, March 30, 2021 at 5:30 p.m. Dead Feminists is a book about both ordinary and extraordinary women who have made significant differences throughout history. We are so excited to welcome authors Chandler O’Leary and Jessica Spring and for all of you to meet them and hear more about their book.

REGULAR ZOOM MEETINGS

Due to COVID-19 all meetings are currently being held via ZOOM. Please see below and check back often for updates on upcoming speakers at our monthly program meetings.

1st Tuesday:
11:30 a.m. Board Meeting

2nd Tuesday:
11:30 a.m. Program Meeting

3rd Tuesday:
11:30 a.m. Business and Membership Meeting

4th Tuesday:
5:30 p.m. Program Meeting

Thank you for your understanding and for sticking with us! We look forward to seeing you at one of our upcoming meetings.

COVID-19 CLOSURE

In these difficult times we are focused on protecting ourselves, our families and our communities from the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). As such, all face-to-face meetings and planned social gatherings are on hold. Please check our website or social media pages for updates. Be safe! Be well! Thank you!




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.




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