It has been a great first six months of the 2015-16 term! Thank you all for your support during the last six months and your anticipated support during the next six months, as well. To briefly recap what we have accomplished:
In August, the Oakland Tribune ran a feature article about Soroptimist International of Oakland and discussed are then-upcoming fundraiser at Z Café to help support the Young Women’s Saturday Program. We received great community support for that fundraiser as a result of the article.
There are more adventures and events planned for the next six months including recognizing our award recipients at a tea or similar, having two or three fundraisers or mini-fundraisers including a “honey” party, hosting the Shoe Project for elementary school girls, celebrating the birthdays of members born between January 1 and June 30, and having guest speakers including Jane Massengill at our January dinner meeting. Jane was the keynote speaker at the district meeting but will be speaking on a somewhat different topic at our meeting. And, don’t forget that the Founder Region conference in 2016 will be held from April 29 – May 1 in Honolulu.
I look forward to seeing all of you either at a club meeting and/or at an SIO event in 2016. Best wishes for a happy, peaceful and healthy holiday season!