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News Events

Please check periodically to keep abreast of new developments. Listed below is information about our current news & upcoming events….




You are cordially invited to join us in this fundraiser that will benefit ABWA OPEN Chapter & Soroptimist International Club of Dallas! You will learn leadership lessons from Jenna Alexander, proficient CEO of multiple successful companies & Gail Dekreon, Superior Court Judge.

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Debra Purdon Shares Soroptimist Club Dallas – Your Voice Matters Podcast

Director of Awards and Past President of Soroptimist International of Dallas, Debra Purdon, talked with Rebecca Dollinger who is the host of the Your Voice Matters Podcast. During the interview, Debra showcased our organization and our local Dallas club and discussed how women and girls can live their best potential through our global organization.

A member since 1979, Debra has been actively serving others and considers herself the ‘dinosaur of the club.’ Soroptimist is celebrating their 100 year anniversary this 2021. Listen in to learn how this organization provides women and girls with access to the education and training they need to achieve economy empowerment, globally and in the DFW Metroplex.

Debra Purdon Shares Soroptimist Club Dallas – Your Voice Matters Podcast



Soroptimist International of Dallas collaborates with Girls Embracing Mother’s (GEM)

Last Saturday, June 12th our Soroptimist International of Dallas club collaborated with Girls Embracing Mothers, Inc. (GEM). This organization empowers girls in grades K-12 with mothers in prison, to break the cycle of incarceration and lead successful lives with vison and purpose. Girls are united with their mothers on Saturday a month to discuss issues and build a mother-daughter bond. In addition, workshops and camps are offered to help enhance self-esteem, develop leadership skills, and encourage communication. During our time with the girls, their counselors and mothers, we talked about the history of Soroptimist and why we as members do our Dream It, Be It programs. At the end of the program we gave a donation in the amount of $300.00 to GEM.



A STAR IS BORN Virtual Awards Event

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Each spring, we host our annual A STAR IS BORN Awards Luncheon and our guests include: club members, award recipients, friends, family and the community. Please refer to the Monetary Awards & Scholarships page for a full description of each award.

This year our event was held on Saturday, April 17 from 11-12:30 via Zoom.


Marguritte Johnson, Stand4Sisterhood founder, was a PHENOMENAL Keynote Speaker; President Wanda La Russa gave a Soroptimist Dallas overview and Linda Alexander gave a spotlight on our Dream It, Be It program.  This was an excellent way to showcase our Dallas Soroptimist organization even though we could not meet in person.


***Keynote Speaker & 2020 Ruby Award Winner***

Marguritte Johnson, Stand4Sisterhood


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***Live Your Dream Award Recipients***

Morgan Johnson – 1st place


Heather Ellington – 2nd place

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La’Shaun Patterson – 3rd place



***Betty Jay Award Recipients***

Tanya Hassan

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Alexandra Vincent

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Lauren Watts

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***Maxine Broyles Award Recipients***

Avery Gifford

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Amanda Oquist

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***Dallas Scholars Scholarship Recipients***

Ruby Kelly

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Jacqueline Williams