💙So exciting that we chartered our brand new Soroptimist online club (1st in Calif, 2nd on west coast & 3rd in USA) in December 2021 and we honored a Live Your Dream recipient last night with an award to assist her in furthering her college education! 💙 Congrats to Toni and we are here for you! 💙
Also, so incredible that our Soroptimist ladies from all over the USA and also included one from Canada as she joined us for this special night!
Thank you so much for taking the time to join us Including:
~ SIA sec/tres Bobbi Enderlin
~ Past SIA President Dawn Marie Lemonds
~ Governor Southern Region Michelle Strawser
~ Western Canada Region Darlene Jamieson
~ SPR Past Governor Gail Dekreon (current SPR membership chair)
~ SPR Past Governor Debbie Jensen (current SPR program chair)
~ SPR Past Governor Barbara Conti Giambastini (current SPR Parliamentarian)
~ SPR Chair Public Awareness Cheryl J Addleman
~ SPR Treasurer Barbara Jane Hokanson
~ SPR District 3 Director Joelle Leder Rule
~ SPR Governor Elect Charlie Floyd Rodgers
~ SPR Governor Pam Taylor
~ Soroptimist International Central California Online Club President, President Elect, Board and Members
#LiveYourDream #GrantsforWomen #internationalwomensday | March 9, 2022
Photos by: @JoelleLederPhoto | California
Starting July 1, 2022 applications will be open online only and will end on November 15, 2022. If you would like to apply for the 2023 Awards – please visit -> Soroptimist International of the Americas for more information.
Soroptimist’s Live Your Dream Awards program is a unique education award for women who provide the primary financial support for their families. The Live Your Dream Awards give women the resources they need to improve their education, skills and employment prospects. HOW TO APPLY for the 2023 Awards – CLICK HERE
From SIA’s website – Every year, Soroptimist distributes more than $2.8 million in education awards to about 1,700 women all over the world.
Over half of our Live Your Dream Awards recipients are survivors of domestic violence, trafficking or sexual assault. Nearly all of the women and families we serve have overcome enormous obstacles including poverty, teen pregnancy, and drug or alcohol addiction. Live Your Dream Awards recipients may use the cash award to offset any costs associated with their efforts to attain higher education, such as books, childcare, tuition and transportation.
Watch a Video here from SIA – past Live Your Dream Recipients.
More stories may be found HERE and….. LYD recipient Alma, was from our Sierra Pacific Region as she was awarded at the club, region and Federation Level! (and our member @JoelleLederPhoto took the photographs for her for SIA! Was a great day to get to know her and her and her daughter are such beautiful people!
Another great, inspirational story is this one from Terriea from 2016 a recipients also at the Federation Level. She spoke at the SIA Convention in Orlando Florida. Watch her video HERE. (fyi…bring tissues!)