Our 78th Birthday was celebrated at our meeting on March 23, 2017! We were honored to have Soroptimist dignitaries, Founder Region Fellowship President Bobbie Enderlin, District 1 Fellowship Director and District 1 Director Elise Balgley, visit us.
The success of our fundraising efforts allows us to give awards to deserving community members.
March 23, 2017
Our Violet Richardson Award winner, Kachi Onyeador, was honored for her volunteer work with the Interact Club at her high school, Middle College High School.
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Soroptimist International of Richmond
P. O. Box 21175
Richmond, CA 94820
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For the Founder Region Conference this year, each club was to pick a member to recognize as a "Shining Star". Carla Della Zoppa was chosen for all that she does for Soroptimist International of Richmond. President Pam presented her with the award on June 8.
May 25, 2017
Two young women received The Soroptimist of Richmond Scholarship. Marisol Contreras is shown here with Janis McNair, chair of the Fellowship and Foundation Committee, and President Pam Fisk. Marisol is graduating from Middle College High School and will enter UC Davis in the fall. Our other scholarship winner, Komal Kumar, was unable to attend as she had a school activity at the time of our meeting. She will graduate from Hercules High School and head to Stanford. The stories of both recipients were inspiring, making them well-deserving scholarship winners. As Marisol said, she sees life as a rose growing out of the cement.
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New member, Skye Bernard, was inducted on April 6, 2017 by Membership Chair, Carla Della Zoppa, with help from President Pam Fisk and sponsor, Mikie Sallomi. Welcome Skye!
We wish all of our awards winners the best very in their future endeavors.
March 23, 2017
Our Live Your Dream Award winner, Darling Zamora, is finishing up a Sociology degree at UC Berkeley while being the primary source of support for her family.
June 8, 2017 --Fun Day and Installation of Officers were combined into one meeting this year, marking the end of our Soroptimist year. District Director Elise Balgley attended the day's festivities that were planned by Lois Contestable. Committee chairs gave President Pam gifts reflecting the day's theme of "Traveling". Pam and her family enjoy
traveling in their vintage trailer pulled by a vintage Cadillac.
Parliamentarian Bessie Dreibelbis Margherio installed the officers for
2017-18 and gave each officer a rose.