On June 1st, we had our Virtual & In-Person Outstall of 2020-2021 Officers and Installation of 2021-2022 Officers/Induction of New Members Ceremony. The theme was SWEETS and each person received a candy bar that correlated with their new position….fun was had by all! Club President Wanda La Russa’s term as president ends on June 30, 2021 and incoming Club President Lala Gonzales’ term begins on July 1st 2021.
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.
We are proud to announce that in January 2021, our club participated in an international project in conjunction with all the Soroptimist clubs in India and SI Aalst of Belgium. The project is called “Plant Trees for a Brilliant Future” and last October, one hundred indigenous rare varieties of trees saplings were planted in India. They were planted following the Japanese Miyawaki method of planting multiple native trees in small spaces, requiring minimum maintenance and free from chemicals. Some of the tree saplings were planted at the Gandhi Museum, the Iconic heritage place in Madurai, and the museum gave10, 000 square feet of land for project. Other tree saplings were planted in the backyards of institutions and schools in an effort to involve students and women so they can learn and take on the responsibility of taking care of the trees.
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