$5000.00 in Annual Scholarships
Soroptimist offers scholarships to high school and junior college students as well as awards for women and teens that give back to our community.
Baby think it over
We purchased 20 new computerized babies for Lassen High School's "Baby think it over" program. For a donation of over $10,000. dollars. We continue to work with the health teachers to ensure that the program continues to serve its purpose of helping teens realize the responsibility of having a baby.
Each year we adopt 10 to 15 children and their parents for Christmas. We give them clothes, toys, and food gift cards, but the best part is the Santa Party. We have a lunch party with Santa for all of the kids and their parents. They all get to sit on Santa's lap and have their picture taken. We also take family photo's and frame them. It is so much fun for our members and the kids
Girls Self Esteem Program
Last year our club started our first annual Girls Self Esteem Program. The program was based on the Dove Self Esteem project but put on with Soroptimist flare. We hosted 15 girls and their mom or mentor for a fun day of speakers, activities and a cateered lunch. The girls ages 9-13 had a wonderful time and cant wait until we do it again!
Teen Esteem and Teen Dating Violence Awareness Day
In January we are hosting a Teen Self Esteem Workshop that will include professional speakers, lunch and a 3 hour self defense course. The Girsl Self Esteem Program was so successful we decided to host something similar for Teenage girls in our community.
100 "Hope" necklaces were purchased from Avon and donated to Banner Lassen Hospital and Renown Hospital in Reno. The necklaces are being given to Cancer Patients at the Infusion Centers as a Graduation Gift when they complete their chemo treatments. The idea came from one of our members that was taking her mother to her chemo treatments and a nurse had made beaded key chains to give as gifts. The project has turned into a joint project with the Reno area Truckee Meadows Soroptimist Club and they will be working with Reno area Infusion Centers in the future to expand and continue the project.
Past Soroptimist Projects
Northeastern Rural Health
On June 2, 2005 a donation was made by Soroptimist International of Susanville to Northeastern Rural Health Clinic. These funds will be used towards the purchase of a new procedure table in the Women’s Health clinic. (2004-05 President, Jean Loosemore allocated her President’s funds towards this project, with the balance being donated from the Club’s Service Fund.)
Maureen Murphy Memorial Cookbook
In collaboration with Northeastern Rural Health Clinics, helping to pay for breast and cervical cancer screenings for women.
In collaboration with employment services agencies, helping needy individuals seeking employment with clothing appropriate for work and job interviews.
Lassen Family Services Women’s Shelter
Donations of food and clothing to women and children displaced due to domestic violence.
Camp Ronald McDonald
Ongoing donations to help fund camperships, counselors, etc.
Responding to specific needs of this substance abuse program for pregnant and parenting women.
Women's Opportunity Award
Acknowledging and supporting the hard work of women returning to school while raising a family.
Annual donation to ensure the continuation of this free event in our community that protects the lives of our young adults.
Senior of the Month
Acknowledging the academic performance and citizenship of local high school seniors.
Janesville Park Beautification Project
Janesville Park is more beautiful today thanks to the 2002-2003 President's Project and a grant received from SNR.
New Lamp for Memorial Park
Thanks to President Sheila Winebarger's Presidents Project Memorial Park in Susanville now has a new lamp.
Fund Raisers & Other Important Events
Antique Appraisal Faire
Assessment of items such as jewelry, pottery, china, coins, dolls, musical instruments, western tack, Indian artifacts, general estate appraisals & more.
Cow Chip Bingo
During various local western events, sell tickets for squares that will be marked off and left to the cow to mark.
See’s Candy Sales
For Valentine’s Day and again in November and December for Christmas.
Ducks Unlimited Dinner
In September, cooking and serving dinner to Ducks Unlimited supporters.
Mystery Theater Dinner
One of our popular annual events involving a variety of community members as actors.
Seat Cushion Rentals
Seat cushions made by members, to rent out to the public at various local events
Annual Golf Tournament
The event for which we are best known, and is one of our major fundraisers, takes place in the summer.