We are celebrating our 65th anniversary! Soroptimist International of Marin County was chartered on June 30, 1952, and has been working ever since to improve the lives of women and girls through programs leading to social and economic empowerment. Over the past 65 years we have proudly supported a variety of programs and organizations in Marin County and have helped many women and girls live their dreams. In recognition of this significant anniversary, we will be using our special 65th anniversary logo throughout the coming club year. By using this anniversary logo we will continue to recognize the rich history of our club and acknowledge the strong foundation established by all of the members who came before us as we continue to do our good work today and into the future. The members of SIMC, old and new, are a group of committed women who are excited about our causes, carry the torch passionately, and ensure that we carry on for a long time to come.
Delegates assembly at 2017 High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) at the United Nations
Linda Witong and Gina Vucci, members of SIMC, are delegates to the 2017 session of the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) at the United Nations. They are both participating in work groups, writing statements that are presented to the General Assembly, and Linda spoke about early, child, and forced marriage. The forum is in New York from 10 through 19, convening under the auspices of the United Nations’ Economic and Social Council. This year’s theme is "Eradicating poverty and promoting prosperity in a changing world." There are a total of 17 Sustainable Development Goals and the focus of the 2017 forum is on the following:
Goal 1. End poverty in all its forms everywhere;
Goal 2. End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture;
Goal 3. Ensure healthy lives and promote wellbeing for all at all ages;
Goal 5. Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls;
Goal 9. Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation;
Goal 14. Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development;
Goal 17. Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development.
Club Officers for 2017/18 were installed at the club's June 2017 meeting. District Director Barbara Young presided over the installation. These women assume their offices on July 1, 2017 and serve through the end of the club year in June 2018. Many congratulations to our new officers!