About Soroptimist International of Humboldt Bay
Soroptimist International of Humboldt Bay is an organization of women that help other women and girls. Our local club serves our community through hands on projects and awards for women and girls. These awards include recognition to local women who have made a difference in their professional, business, or volunteer work in helping women and girls, and provides scholarships and grants to both women and girls who are working to educate themselves and need assistance.
Meetings are held on the first, third and fourth Thursday at 7am at the Red Lion Hotel, 1929 4th Street, Eureka.
As a volunteer organization of business and professional women we feel uniquely qualified to help women and girls live their dreams and our events raise money to support these programs.
Our fundraising events and programs this past year have included:
- 30th Anniversary Year Celebration SIHB is celebrating 30 Years with a goal of $30,000 given away this year to support Women and Girls.
- Re-Entry Seminar: Provides encouragement and information for women re-entering college on how to apply for the Women’s Opportunity and Re-Entry Award.
- Safe Haven/Redwood Teen Challenge Women’s Center Projects: Includes hands-on projects with children and moms living in a safe house for battered women and helping women that are rehabilitating from destructive and abusive lifestyles at a women’s center.
- Backpack Buddy Program: Working with other service organizations and Food for People to ensure that school age children have weekend meals.
- Girls of the Month: Recognizes outstanding achievements by exceptional senior girls from high schools within the Eureka area.
- “Fall Dinner and Theatre Night”:Fall fundraiser in support of SIHB projects. Raised over $7,000 for local projects.
- Club Giving Campaign: $5,500 to be given on awards night. Community Donations over $4,000. Donations for national and international projects over $2,500.
- “High Heels for Healing”:Spring fundraiser to promote awareness of women’s issues with the help of prominent men in the community who will “walk” in women’s high heel shoes.
- Women’s Athletic Support: SIHB donates $1,000 to support Humboldt State University and College of the Redwoods Women’s Athletics Dept.
- Birthday Donations: Celebrations to honor the Club Member’s Birthdays each month. Members choose a local nonprofit to donate too.
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To join Soroptimist International of Humboldt Bay email at firstname.lastname@example.org or click on link at top of page.
President: Donna Wright
President Elect: Kelly Sanders
Vice President: Ginny Masten
Recording Secretary: Laura Middlemiss
Corresponding Secretary: Chris Jennings
Treasurer: Jenna Cardoza
Treasurer Elect: Toni Browne
Delegates: Laura Middlemiss and Karen Lorenzo
Directors: Patti Dutton and Angela Petrusha