Soroptimist Best for Women Logo and Photo

Live Your Dream Award & Scholarship Dinner

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Soroptimist International of Long Beach invites you to join us for our annual Live Your Dream Award & Scholarship Dinner on April 19, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. at The Grand. This promises to be a special evening where we honor and recognize the women who will receive the Soroptimist International Live Your Dream Award.  The Live Your Dream Award provides support to women in need to help them further their education and training. We also will be awarding need-based scholarships to several students at CSULB and LBCC to help them complete their education. This event is the culmination of our annual fundraising efforts as we strive to support women and children in our community.  


Save the Date!

A Night at the Races

Saturday, May 20, 2017
5:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. 

Los Alamitos Race Course 

A fundraiser benefiting the club’s
Live Your Dream Scholarships
for Women and Girls


January’s Munch and a Movie fundraiser benefiting Meals on Wheels of Long Beach was a great success. Soroptimist members send their special thanks to the generous donations from Ecco’s Pizza, K Pasta, Flippin’ Pizza and Big E Pizza AND to all of the wonderful folks who attended. Thank you!

Dream Big, Fly High with the 2016-2017 Board of Directors

2016-17 Officers

2016-2017 Officers

President Susan Berkman, President Elect Julia McConaghy, Assistant Treasurer Kathy Ward, Recording Secretary Sally Lane, Corresponding Secretary Judy Hirsch, Victoria Wang (accepting for Treasurer Judy Murphy) and Installing Officer Michele Wilkosz

2016-2017 Directors

2016-2017 Directors

Fund Development Lauri Blanchard, Philanthropy Charlene Wynne, Institutional Affairs Renee Simon, Member Services Margie Hersh, Institutional Affairs Minnie Douglas, Communications & Outreach Obi Osae-Brown,  Fund Development Maggie Shapiro

Soroptimist International of Long Beach

Soroptimist is a volunteer service organization for professional women who work to improve the lives of women and girls in local communities and throughout the world. The Long Beach club is a part of Soroptimist International of the Americas which has more than 1,300 clubs in 130 countries and territories. Soroptimist clubs receive assistance in their volunteer efforts by participating locally in programs developed and sponsored by the organization. The club is about helping women and girls achieve their potential but it also provides opportunities to build lasting friendships as well as social and business connections for members. The Long Beach club is in the Camino Real Region.