Soroptimists added spice to this year's awards program by modeling their fashion choices. Who'd of thought it would be so much fun?
Our generous donors made possible generous awards this year. Live Your Dream Award: First Place: Tinah Namitala, Second Place: Marlo Ornelas. Violet Richardson Award: First Place: Ravynne Oliver, Second Place: Gabrielle Goncalves Third Place: Harper Valentine. Ruby Award Adamaka Adaelo, Self-E-STEM. Community Award: Self - E-STEM, Emerge , and Cinnamon Girls..
Congratulations to all of the winners, and thank you for telling your stories at the May 7th Awards Event!
On April 16, thirty-five Oakland grade school girls attended our annual Steps to Success event, a fun and inspiring career day for low-income elementary school girls. Also known as the Shoe Project, this is our club’s signature event. Here are some of the girls with their new pair of very popular Vans shoes to remind them to continue their steps to success.
City of Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf honored SI Oakland with a Proclamation of Recognition for our 100th Anniversary. Thank you, City of Oakland!
At our 100th Anniversary event, Congresswoman Barbara Lee, US House of Representatives, honored us with this certificate in recognition of 100 years of service to the East Bay Community.
Our 100th Anniversary Celebration included a video from our friendship link club SI-Milton Keynes. Thank you!
Our 100th Anniversary Celebration on October 3, 2021 was great fun. Decked out in 1920s attire, nearly 100 Soroptimists and friends from many clubs and several countries came together to celebrate. It was a beautiful day to be remembered. Thanks to all speakers, attendees, donors, and hard working committee members!
At our club's 100th Anniversary Celebration, attendees posed as the iconic female in the historical Soroptimist emblem.