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Member Spotlight: Shirley Hall

Member Spotlight: Shirley Hall

We are starting a new feature where we spotlight member stories! For our inaugural spotlight, we are featuring one of our founding members, Shirley Hall. Shirley Hall Grew up in Asheville, NC, the middle child of 3. Her parents divorced when she was 14. Her Dad...

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Announcing the 2022 Live Your Dream Award Recipients

Announcing the 2022 Live Your Dream Award Recipients

We are pleased to announce that we have awarded four recipients—Shabria, Khadijah, Lourdes and Portia—with our Live Your Dream Education and Training Awards for Women. The Live Your Dream Awards assist women who provide the primary source of financial support for...

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“A Lotta Love” at the February Meeting

“A Lotta Love” at the February Meeting

Charlotta Sjorlin was a guest speaker at our February meeting. She is a Swedish interior designer who lives in Chapel Hill. She started "A Lotta love" foundation after she visited a Triangle area homeless shelter in 2014 and saw how cold and unwelcoming it was. She...

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SI Raleigh Continues to Grow with the Triangle!

SI Raleigh Continues to Grow with the Triangle!

Soroptimist welcomed new members Anna Milone and Deborah Scott at our January meeting. They are the 8th and 9th new members to join this club year and we are thrilled that so many women are interested in helping other local women live their dreams. If this could be...

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Celebrating with Christmas Angels

Celebrating with Christmas Angels

Soroptimist Raleigh gathered together on Saturday December 4 for our annual Holiday Brunch and to collect gifts for our Christmas Angels program. It was a cheerful occasion to get together (safely) after so many virtual events! This year, as we did in 2020, we were...

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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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