Soroptimist International - Ashland celebrates our 70th Anniversary with a banner over Main Street. We stand on the shoulders of many active, strong, community-minded women who have been improving the lives of women and girls in Ashland and around the world.
A year in the life of Soroptimist International - Ashland: SUMMER: We rent pillows and blankets at the OSF Festival's outdoor Elizabethan Theatre, earning money with which we do service, improving the lives of women and girls. FALL: We scout out how our money can be best spent, including looking for women to give awards & scholarships to or to honor for their service. WINTER: We deliberate over our choices for awards. SPRING: We make our awards, honoring our recipients with a luncheon in May.
And then we do it all over again.
What does Soroptimist International - Ashland DO?
Weekly meetings, Wednesday at noon, at La Casa del Pueblo ($9.25 a plate) where we stay connected and have a program of interest from someone in the community.
Party of Parties, a FUN-Raising program of hostessing/attending member-held Parties, from Mushroom hunting, Wildflower Walks, dinners, to making stepping stones, e.g.
Small Dinner Groups. We divide into groups of 8-10, each group meeting for an evening meal (at restaurants or in homes) about once each month.
Service Projects, such as running the OSF Pillow & Blanket Rental Booth, Soroptimist Strong Girls Strong Women, Road Cleanup, making baskets to raffle, etc.
Dispersing raised funds to the community thru Scholarships, Awards, Grants.