March 2020, SIBR Eblast #17

Soroptimist International of Bidwell Rancho-Chico is a group of professional women who strive to make our community and world a better place for women and girls.
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A Message From our President

Hello fellow Soroptimist!
 Here in Chico we have enjoyed several wonderful spring days. We are certainly still hoping for some rain in March.

We had to change our meeting venue and had a great speaker meeting at the Pour House, our new "home", in February. We got to hear all about "Bridging the Gap", a nonprofit organization that raises money and awareness for clean water in developing countries.

In March I am looking forward to our Awards Banquet! We are celebrating our "Live your Dream" winners and several other great organizations.

Everyone is working hard on selling tickets for our upcoming 25th Anniversary Microbrew Fest in June. We are making some changes and have a few new additions.

In April the Sierra Nevada Region's annual Conference is coming up! I want to specially encourage new Members to consider going. It is always a lot of fun. We carpool and share rooms. This is a great opportunity to meet members from other clubs and see the larger picture of the Soroptimist organization. The club will pay the registration/meal fee for all first time attendees. Let me know if you are interested and I will help getting you set up. Look out for the "Call" to register.

We are ready to get the "Dream it, Be it project started. March 11th will kick off the 7 week project. SI Bidwell Rancho and SI Chico has invited some great speakers and I always look forward meeting the girls and making a difference in their life.

Lastly I want to take the opportunity and thank all of my fellow club members for their flexibility and patience while we were finding a new venue! I couldn't do any of this without your support!

Wishing everyone a Happy Spring!
Babette Maiss
Soroptimist Sierra Nevada Region News

Regional Governor: Lane Parks

Soroptimist International of the Americas News

President: Elizabeth Di Geronimo

Read up on the most frequently asked Questions about SIA's Dream Programs
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Frequently Asked Questions about Our Dream Programs Strategy

President: Sharon Fisher

Soroptimist International News

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Eyes on the Future – A Q&A with Soroptimists

In the first in a series of Q&A’s we talk to Soroptimist Amrita Gautam

‘Soroptimism’ in the eyes of a ‘Soroptimist’?

‘’Optimism in everything we do, leads us to the World we want to live in’’.

That is why we are Soroptimists!

-Amrita Gautam

Tickets for the 25th Annual Microbrew Fest are on Sale Now!!
Click the picture or this link to get YOUR tickets!

Upcoming Events

Board Meeting
March 3rd, 2020

Sheron's Office
60 Landing Circle, Chico, Ca 95973

Business Meeting
March 10th, 2020
5:30pm - 7pm

Award Dinner
March 24th, 2020
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Casa De Paradiso

2495 Carmichael Dr, Chico, 95928

Dream it, Be it Week 1
March 11th, 2020
10:50am - 11:40am

Fairview High School
290 East Ave, Chico, CA 95926
This week will be led by SI Bidwell Rancho
Sign Up Sheet

Dream it, Be it Week 2
March 25th, 2020
10:50am - 11:40am

Fairview High School
290 East Ave, Chico, CA 95926
This week will be led by SI Chico
Soroptimist International of Bidwell Rancho's Calendar
Every month we will introduce a Member!
Meet Dina Volenski, Town of Paradise
My name is Dina Volenski, I was born in Southern California and moved to Paradise when I was 6 months old. I attended St. Thomas More Catholic school for eight years and then went to Paradise High School.  I worked for a bookkeeping service in Paradise for 14 years and then I went to work at Butte College where I worked in the foundation office. While I was at Butte College I decided to go back to school and earn my degree. In 2008 I finally received my Bachelor of Science degree, it only took me 10 years to obtain it!  I went to work for the Town of Paradise in 2008 and have been there ever since. It's nice to work in the community where you live. 
I was married in 1996 and have two stepchildren, two adorable grandchildren and one dog named Dougie. 
I joined Soroptimist in 2001 and have truly enjoyed the experience, friendships and wonderful projects the organization supports. Thank you for welcoming me to the Bidwell Rancho Club. It is an honor to be a member!
Soroptimist Orientation and Leadership Training
Dash of SOLT.......

The Soroptimist Diamond Campaign

The Diamond Campaign is a multi-year campaign to strengthen our organization’s membership base as we approach Soroptimist’s 100th anniversary.

The second year of the campaign will run from June 1, 2019 to May 31, 2020.

Through the Diamond Campaign we will ensure the future of Soroptimist, and our legacy will shine on as we carry our mission forward. By growing our membership, it becomes possible for us to deliver our brand-unifying Dream Programs. That brings us closer to our Big Goal to reach even more women and girls who face obstacles.

In this campaign, every club and region will work toward a unified membership goal. By doing this, we will be focused, dedicated, and stronger than ever!
For more on Campaign Goals and Resources click here

Notes from the Editor

Articles and Committee updates are due the last week of the month.
Thank you!
Happy Birthday!

         03/03 Lisa Fitzgerald          


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Helpful Links
Soroptimist Sierra Nevada Region:
Soroptimist International of the America:
Live Your Dream Award: Club Resources
Dream it, Be it: Club Resources
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