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President's Message

Our Soroptimist International of Rim of the World club embraces both its international history and its everyday “grass roots” versatility here on the mountains.  SIROW joins hands with like-minded, energetic women helping to improve the status of women and girls, aimed at their social and economic empowerment.

SIROW raises monies through our fundraising events and writes grants to keep our growing list of community-service projects “up and running.”  

We sponsor our middle school program, “Every Girl Counts!”, which has grown exponentially over the last eleven years.   Each event has an overall theme to educate and remind each girl that their future becomes what they choose. These events have guest speakers, crafts, physical movement, as well as snacks to round off the afternoon activities.

SIROW awards merit-based scholarships each June to deserving Rim High girls. These scholarships help fund their college or tech-training programs.  

In addition, our Soroptimists honor women of distinction within the mountains communities each year through our “Making a Difference for Women” luncheon. 14-17 year-old girls may qualify to win the “Violet Richardson Award” through their many volunteerism efforts, while the “Live Your Dream Award” is given to women on the mountain who are pursuing their education while also tackling every day primary family support.  The “Soroptimist Ruby Award” is given to a woman who has served the mountains community with distinction.

How do we fund these worthy endeavors?  Our two “Tried and True” fundraisers are our Discount Dining and Shopping Cards, selling for $20.00.  They offer discounts on over 40 restaurants and venues mountain wide.  Our other best-seller is our Yearly Daffodil Sales.  The bulbs go on sale in the spring and are delivered to our customers in late September/October.  Information is available on our website for more information and how to order.

Are you interested in Soroptimist International of Rim of the World and how you can become a member of a vibrant and engaging organization?  We would love to invite you to our meetings and events so you can enjoy seeing what we do.  You may contact us at .   

Thank you for reading this and we look forward to hearing from you in one of our expanded formats.
All Our Best for Women and Girls

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