MISSION:  Soroptimist is a global volunteer organization that provides women and girls with access to the education and training they need to achieve economic empowerment.
Soroptimist International of the Americas has identified the Live Your Dream award as the flagship of all of our giving programs. Our local Novato club is excited and happy to announce our generous support to the recipients of the 2020 award. Both young women prefer to be anonymous, however, so you have to imagine their happy faces. The first place award was $5,000, and the second place was $1,000.  Both recipients are struggling single mothers who are furthering their education, and they are very brave and strong women.  We are proud of them. Other applications we received were forwarded to other clubs in our district, and we are happy to hear they also received awards.

FACT:   Of single mothers under 30, only 7 percent have finished college is the United States. (The Shriver Report)

The Violet Richardson Award was presented to two hardworking young women who have done so much volunteering in their community. Elizabeth DeRuvo (above left) and Ashley (Max) Leonard (above right) are this year's recipients. They believed “It’s What You Do That Counts.” They saw challenges instead of obstacles, hope instead of despair and they did something about it. This award is for girls, age 14-18, who believe in the power of volunteer action.  The Violet Richardson Award recognizes young women who make the community and world a better place through their volunteer efforts. They were each awarded $1,000 for their volunteer work that has spanned the last several years.  READ MORE  

See's Candy Sales Start February 22!  ORDER NOW!
Our candy store is open NOW so you can start shopping for delicious, sweet Spring and Easter gifts. Enjoy ensured safety and ultimate convenience by shopping online for See's Candies. Our Yumraiser helps women and girls in Novato because our profits from the sale provide them with awards, scholarships and fulfill key needs to better their lives. Share our See's Candy store with your friends and family too! Choose from a large variety of quality See's Candies by clicking here: See's Candy   
Shipping is FREE if you order $65 or more shipped to one address anywhere in the continental United States. Standard shipping rates apply to Alaska and Hawaii. Orders placed by March 19, are delivered by Easter. READ MORE
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Shaun Cooper has stepped up to be the President of Soroptimist International of Novato for the remainder of the fiscal year (January through June of 2021). Carole Bennett has taken a medical leave of absence.

Interested in Joining Our Club?

We are a group of 36 women who have one thing in common: working to help provide women and girls with access to the education and training they need to achieve economic empowerment. Contact Membership Chair Patty Smith (or call 415 25- 8714) for more information. Check our website.

If it is not possible to participate in our fundraising events, please consider making a donation. There are women and girls who need our help more than ever before. Please use the buttons below to submit a donation of any size. Thank you!
Proceeds from all fundraising activities benefit the many Soroptimist International of Novato scholarships and awards we distribute annually, local community service projects and charities, such as North Marin Community Services, Center for Domestic Peace, Novato Spirit, American Cancer Society's Relay for Life, and more.
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