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Happy 34th Anniversary SIR!

Happy 34th Anniversary SIR!

Soroptimist International of Raleigh was chartered on November 21, 1987. At this month's member meeting, charter member Linda Drummond and longtime members Sarita Harkness and Pat Lynch educated newer member about the club's history. Hiighlights included how SIR...

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Oct. 26: Virtual Introduction to Dream It, Be It

Oct. 26: Virtual Introduction to Dream It, Be It

Soroptimist International of Raleigh is pleased to be partnering with the WELL for an upcoming Dream It, Be It career support program for teen girls. Join us for an introduction to the program at a virtual event Tuesday, October 26 from 6:30 – 7:30. This is designed...

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Soroptimist 100th Anniversary

Soroptimist 100th Anniversary

In 1921, a group of women joined an organization in Oakland, California, called Soroptimist to work toward strengthening their community. At the time, women weren’t permitted to join the all-male community groups. Since then, the organization has grown to about 1,300...

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Welcome New Members

During SI Raleigh’s meeting of September 14 we welcomed Dana Friedli, Suzanne Blanke and Tania Tinsley Little as new members. All of these amazing women are self-employed and inspiring go-getters! Dana is a musician and teaches violin to children and young adults....

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Soroptimists at Dress For Success

Soroptimists at Dress For Success

Soroptimists turned out in force to help with Dress for Success Triangle's Fall Boutique Sale on September 11. For many this was the first in-person volunteer event they had attended since becoming members. Member Laura Maile said afterwards "The DFS event was...

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Charity Distance Festival Raises Over $800

Charity Distance Festival Raises Over $800

WOW! After over a year of zoom meetings, masks, and social distancing it was incredibly special that we could host our first ever (but certainly not our last) fundraising walk/run. With options to run/walk wherever you wanted ("virtual") or participate “in person” at...

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2021 Live Your Dream Award Recipients

2021 Live Your Dream Award Recipients

Soroptimist International of Raleigh, a local club of the global volunteer organization Soroptimist® that economically empowers women, awarded four recipients—Bertha, Kayla, Latisha, and Shanetta—with its Live Your Dream: Education and Training Awards for Women. Live...

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Keeping Membership Active & Growing In A Pandemic

Keeping Membership Active & Growing In A Pandemic

For any volunteer group, growing and retaining membership membership is challenging - but especially so during a pandemic. For Soroptimist Raleigh this was no different. We asked our membership committee chairs Sarita Harkness and Pat Lynch to talk about how they've...

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Celebrating Safely with the Christmas Angels

Celebrating Safely with the Christmas Angels

On December 5, the Soroptimist Christmas Angels gathered, outside one member's home, in small staggered groups and fully masked, in order to collect all the gifts and do a bit of socially-distanced celebrating. Oh the challenges of 2020! This year, we were pleased to...

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