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Sunday, October 25, 2015

SIFC Awareness, Advocacy, and Action--Fall 2015

It's been an active fall for Soroptimist International of Fort Collins... with great opportunities for increased awareness, advocacy, and action on behalf of women and girls.

Boy's and Girl's Club representative
Gillian Rankin
speaking to SIFC September 15
Kay and JD share another
Dignity Dress crafted for COPI in Vietnam
at Parkwood Estates Retirement Residence
September 26

Read on!

Soroptimist members offered great support at both the
SAVA Soiree and Hearts and Horses Gala
October 2 and 3
Photo-bombed by Gov-elect LaDaun
10 SIFC members participated in RMR District III/IV Meetings.
Scottsbluff, Nebraska  October 10-11 

Left:  President Cheryl welcomes Susan into membership.
Right:  Gloria speaks to SIFC about her experiences with COPI.
October 20 Program Meeting
Another successful Thursday evening "service social"
Kay hosted SIFC to craft Dignity Dresses, Soropti-scarves and S'mittens.
SIFC members signed up, individually, and participated in
the local Make a Difference Day, October 24.
These members were part of the group that helped out at the Larimer Food Bank.

SIFC--Fall Fundraisers Allow Community Participation

Nuts, Candy and Butter Braids

Interested in helping Soroptimist by purchasing Nuts, Candy, and/or Butter Braids? Ask a member, or Email to request an order form. Butter Braid order deadline is November 3 with delivery to Fort Collins scheduled for November 10. Nut and Candy orders are due November 3 & December 1 with delivery to Fort Collins one week after order deadline. Purchases help SI Fort Collins support women and girls in our community and throughout the world.

Our members hope friends and associates will purchase from Soroptimist what they might have purchased from grocery or specialty stores. Our prices are competitive and the products are very fresh. Supporters get great products; proceeds help SIFC improve the lives of women and girls locally and internationally.

Funds raised in the past year helped SIFC:
  • Participate in Soroptimist International of America’s signature program, The Live Your Dream Award, which provides financial assistance to women head of households. Our local Soroptimist club proudly grants educational funds to deserving local women each year. Last year Soroptimist of Americas provided 1.6 million in educational awards through this program.
  • Support very impressive global service projects through our international affiliations. We support women and girls through Children of Peace, International efforts in Vietnam and See Solar/Cook Solar initiatives in Zambia and Fiji, providing light at night so that young girls in developing countries can do homework and women can cook without using coal or wood.
  • Purchase needed baby items for students in Poudre School District’s Teen Parent Program
  • Assist with prevention and recovery initiatives offered by Sexual Assault Victim’s Advocacy
  • Provide scholarships to the Women’s Warrior Project at Hearts and Horses and 
  • Help a family achieve self-sufficiency with basic furnishings for a newly earned apartment. 

Pampered Chef Parties Raise Funds for SIFC

SIFC hosted two Pampered Chef parties this fall--sharing yummy food, healthy recipes and handy cooking ideas. Thanks to Jen Saibel, local Pampered Chef consultant, for 2 fun parties! Thanks to friends & associates for purchases resulting in approximately $300 (15% of party sales) to help SI Fort Collins support women and girls in our community and throughout the world.
Members cook up a storm at Robanette's during our Tuesday Evening Party
Carol cooks up a storm at Cheryl's during our Saturday Afternoon party

Soroptimist International of Fort Collins strives to provide local and global service donations (including Live Your Dream--educational grants) without nickel and diming our members. We DO NOT expect our members to "simply" write checks to support women and girls. We share information regarding product availability with our friends and associates. Thank you for supporting Soroptimist fundraisers
when and where appropriate. 

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

SIFC Kicks off 2015-16 Year

President Cheryl invites you to join her in efforts to improve the lives of women and girls through programs leading to social and economic empowerment.

Business Meetings are held on the 1st Tuesday of each month, 6:30 pm, Allnutt Community Center.

Program Meetings are held on the 3rd Tuesday of each month, 6:30 pm, Marriott Fort Collins.

SIFC thrives as a result of a healthy combination of fundraising, membership, program and public awareness. How will you help?

SIFC has a new website. Find us at
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