Latest News + Events

  • Reverend Eileen Brownell, M. S.
    Reverend Eileen Brownell, M. S., shared stories at our club meeting today about her amazing Camino de Santiago Walk (in 2015). She walked 400 miles in 33 days (app. 792 hours)! Author of four books, Eileen serves as a mentor…
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  • Chico Community Scholarship Association Award
    Jordan Patterson is a senior at Fairview High School. She was one of the two recipients of the Chico Community Scholarship Association award. (Alyssa Crowder, a senior at Pleasant Valley High, was unable to attend.) The CCSA award is given…
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  • Young Soroptimists
    Young Soroptimists sharing some wonderful ideas on what we can do to stay relevant, grow and continue the work that we have been doing. @❤️Soroptimist #changes needed #GrowSoroptimist
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  • Junior Leadership Development Program $500 Scholarship
    We had the honor of presenting to Elvia Garcia (center) a $500 scholarship at the Junior Leadership Development Program's 5th Annual Gala. JLDP is dedicated to helping struggling high school students achieve success by finishing high school, enrolling in some…
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  • Soroptimist Home & Garden Show
    Thank you to our members, sponsors, vendors and the Chico community for supporting our Soroptimist Home & Garden Show. Here's a walk down memory lane. Click here for highlights of this year's Home & Garden Show.    
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  • SNR 41st Annual Conference photos
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  • Soroptomist Serenity Center
    The Soroptimist Serenity Center is a dedicated safe space for youths who need additional support to manage the challenges and emotions they experience each and every day. Come see this beautiful new room. [metaslider id=4176]  
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  • The Empowerment Project
    Soroptimist International of Chico and Girls on the Run of the North State brought The Empowerment Project to Chico. This Project is a Movement — with a powerful documentary film at its core — to honor inspiring women and to…
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  • April 2017 Awards
    Sylvia DelaCerna is the recipient of the 2017 Soroptimist International of Chico "Betty Boles" Award. This award recognizes women over 40 who have completed (or are in the process of completing) a training program to re-enter the work force. Syliva…
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  • Soroptomist Serenity Room Grand Opening
    The "Serenity Room" (sponsored by Soroptimist International of Chico) had its grand opening at the Chico Boys and Girls Club on 4/18/17. According to staff, it is a resounding success! For more information about the Boys and Girls Club: https://bgcnv.org…
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  • Tech Trek, Imagining Possibilities and Positive Parenting Awards
    Soroptimist held our final 2016 Awards and Recognition presentations on Wednesday, May 18th. Take a look at these outstanding young women! The Tech Trek Award presented to Sophia Ysabelle Vinluan-Lee. Born in the Phillipines, Sophia is currently excelling as a 7th grader…
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  • April 2016 Awards
    This week Soroptimist honored aspiring young women with the following awards. The Betty Boles Award (for women who are completing a training program and re-entering the workplace) was given to Teresa Victoria Cordova who is now attending Butte College and aspires…
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  • March 2016 Awards Recipients
    Wed., March 9th, Soroptimist held its second Awards luncheon for the year. This year's Ruby Awardf For Women Helping Women will be presented to the highly-respected Dr. Kate Transchel who founded the Stop Trafficking Foundation at CSU, Chico and continues her…
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  • 2nd Annual Empowerment Project
    Tuesday March 8, 2016 One of our major Service projects in 2015 and 2016 focuses on Jr. High age girls in our community. THE EMPOWERMENT PROJECT documentary film is about the incredible journey of 5 young female filmmakers driving more…
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  • Rising Star Awarded
    February 18, 2016: Soroptimist was honored to present $1000 to the Rising Stars Program. The mission of the program is to identify deserving youngsters in the community and help build their self-esteem, self-confidence, positive mental attitude, goal setting and achieving…
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  • PAWS makes a visit to SI Chico
    February 18, 2015: Irish McNeil and Lori Wells presented PAWS (Pets Assisting With Service) a volunteer program at Enloe Hospital.    
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  • February 2016 Scholarship and Awards Recipients
    An inspiring afternoon honoring our exceptional Scholarship and Award Recipients. On February 19th, Soroptimist International of Chico awarded scholarships to five talented young ladies who are committed to achieving their academic goals and who demonstrate potential to be successful in…
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  • SI Chico receives Senate Resolution
    Soroptimist International of Chico received a Senate Resolution from Senator Jim Nielsen’s office Friday, May 29th, 2015 Soroptimist International of Chico (SI Chico) was visited by the office of Senator Jim Nielsen to receive a Senate Resolution for their achievement…
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  • We SUPPORT Girls on the Run
    Soroptimist International of Chico is the Diamond Sponsor of the GIRLS ON THE RUN 5K event being held on May 2nd at Durham High School.  The festivities begin at 8:00 am and the run begins at 9:00 am.  Come out…
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  • SI Chico Donates $1000 to Project Save
    Chico Project S.A.V.E. volunteers were delighted and grateful to receive a check for $1,000 from Soroptomist International of Chico this week.  The check will be used to provide $500.00 worth of protective gear for healthcare workers fighting Ebola in Monrovia,…
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  • March 2015 Awards Recipients
    Soroptimist Ruby Award: For Women Helping Women -  $1000 This award recognizes and honors the first federation president, Ruby Lee Minar.  A ruby is a gemstone associated with wisdom, vitality, strength, vivacity, power and love, all words embodying the strong…
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  • Awards Awards Awards! February 2015
    A HUGE day for scholarships and awards today! We had seven deserving recipients receive over $6000 in awards towards their education goals. We want to thank these talented young ladies for their hard work and we wish them all the…
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  • Member visits school and gives kids a “brush-up”
    Kim Lange, our President Elect and local Dentist and Business Owner was found volunteering at Chapman Elementary School recently to teach kids about proper dental hygiene. Last year, Soroptimist International of Chico (SI Chico) also donated $2000 to Chapman Elementary School…
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  • Annual Fundraiser really Pays OFF!
    WOW!!! $46,000!!!! Co-Chairs Lisa Fitzgerald and Sydney Thompson, presented President Jackie Travis on June 11, 2014 with a check for proceeds from this year's Home and Garden show (in March), which netted about $46,000. Soroptimist International of Chico raises money to help…
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  • Positive Parenting and Imagining Possibilities Award – 2014
    At Soroptimist International of Chico on May 28, 2014, we honored the following women that despite life obstacles are doing amazing things with their lives. Megan, Kelsey (not shown), Ali and Sierra were presented the Imagining Possibilities Award (this award…
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  • Tech Trek Award – 2014
    We gave away our 2014 Tech Trek award at our luncheon on May 21. Awardee is Alexandra Sehorn.  Here are a few of her own words: “My name is Alexandra Sehorn. I was born at Enloe Hospital and have lived…
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  • Making Lap Throws and Cards for the Elderly
    May 1st we visited the residents at WindChime Assisted Living, along with the young ladies from the Boys and Girls Club to help make gifts of lap throws and very cute cards for the residents. We visited with 17 residents…
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  • Fun times for a great cause – “Free the Girls” – Bra Drive
    Ellen Stephens, owner of Heavenly Blue Lingerie, spoke to our club this week about the importance of a good-fitting bra. This week's speaker ties nicely into a Bra Drive we are doing for the "Free the Girls". For a bra…
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  • April 2014 Award Recipients
    April 2014 - Recipients of our monthly scholarships and awards
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  • Parent Cafe: Strengthening Families Growing Community
    Butte Parent Cafe representatives Justin Margolis and Shauna Gowdy (above) spoke at our meeting of 4/23/14. This week's speaker was the recipient of a $1500 donation towards the Valley Oaks Children’s Services is the Butte Parents Café. With a focus…
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  • Exchanging Talents – Keeping Resources in the Community
    This week's speaker Austin Larson of Northern California Counties Time Bank spoke to our club about the Time Bank Exchanges. Northern California Counties Time Bank does this by strengthening people’s ability to meet their own needs by exchanging talents and…
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  • Butte College Scholarship Awards
    Five young and talented ladies from Butte College win scholarships from Soroptimist
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  • Cicatricial Alopecia Research Foundation
    President, Jackie Travis, presented a check designated for medical research to fellow Soroptimist and CARF San Francisco Support Group Leader, Marilyn Ey.
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  • Boys & Girls Club Donation
    SI Chico gives $5,000 to the local Boys & Girls Club for their Healthy Kids - Healthy Futures Program
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  • President Jackie’s Fundraiser
    A Night of Magic Fundraiser was a HUGE success.
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  • Make a Difference Day – 2013
    Making a Difference in our Community at the Make a Difference Day event in Bidwell Park ~ Chico, CA
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  • Bridging the Gap
    Bridging the Gap - bringing water to needy people in Africa
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