We are:
SOROPTIMIST INTERNATIONAL OF PINELLAS COUNTY

and this is

The Way We Were 2015- 2016

President Betsi Lewis

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"Live Your Dream" Awards

President Betsi with the winners, Sharina, LaShanda & Angela

We awarded $2000 to each winner

The Betty Gordon Award was donated in Betty's Memory
by her dear friend, Sally Ruby
Betty's son, Phil, spoke to us about his mom.
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President Betsi Presented the Award.

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Angela also won our $5000 Southern Region Award
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Angela with our club & guests at celebration dinner at Alfano's

The Mayor Chris Arbutine Award funds were raised at his 50th Birthday Party

Mayor Chris with Winner
LaShanda






Birthday Party Pictures Below
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award Our Treasure."Show Me the Money" Ronnie Presented Award to Winner, Sharina.










We held a 50/50 drawing and raised more
funds for our continuing
Service Projects.
Other Memories from 2016-2015 Fiscal Year
Terry Sue & Betsi were flag carriers to open
The 2016 Soroptimist International of Americas Convention in Orando Florida in July.
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We registered our club at Amazon - smile.amazon.com
Any Amazon Products that we order at this web address will give 1/2% back to our club.



We held a Christmas Party at Pat's house.  It was our usual pot luck luncheon. 
We donated $250 to A Christmas Family from the Women on the Way Program.
(Women on the Way (WOW) is a resource and support center developed to help women succeed in college. Many women trying to enter or return to college face time and resource challenges. In addition to meeting some basic needs for members, WOW offers opportunities for leadership, friendship and community service)

 

We sent $100 from our Service Funds to Soroptimist International of  the Americas to the President's Appeal.

 

Friday, November 6, 2015  SPC Seminole Campus

               Soroptimist members Pat, Martha, Bev, Terri and Marsha attended the WOW luncheon this year with Sally Ruby. Dr. Vilma Zalupski was honored for her hard work, contributions and dedication to student success.  She was the first woman in Florida to serve as a community college Provost, a position she held for 16 years at the Clearwater Campus.  She established the first International Center, created the Dr. Vilma Fernandez Zalupski Academic Excellence Awards to celebrate the academic success of Latino students, and co-founded the WOW program.  

 

Our October Meeting was held at a Marsha's house.  As usual it was beautifully decorated inside and out with ghoats, goblins, witches and everything that comes with Halloween.

 

In September we donated 6000 bookmarks to CASA.

 

Three of our members attended the chartering of the Daytona club.  We donated $50 to them as a Wecome gift.

 

Kudos to Joan for her keeping us in the loop on the Human Trafficking bill that was passed during the last legislative session.  The law requires public awareness signs in rest areas, airports, rail stations and the welcome centers. More importantly the signs will be posted in hospital ER’s, strip clubs and adult entertainment centers, massage parlors and be posted in English and Spanish. It takes effect January 1, 2016.

Another big round of applause goes to Marsha McGrath who again worked with the Clearwater Public Library system and their teen program to sponsor two workshops on Human Trafficking. The first one was a Sunday and can be considered a huge success, while Monday’s session was a bit of a bust. She will be telling us about the teenage girls whose eyes were opened to this terrible problem.

 

Our member,Marsha McGrath, is Southern Region Chair,Dream It, Be It

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