Gail Wasil – Soroptimist & Marathon Runner

SILB Member Gail Wasil is a marathon runner! We are proud to say that Gail ran in the 2017 LA Marathon on March 19th. She finished in a little over five hours. We are dazzled and impressed and proud of her! Way to go,...

Polaris Project on Human Trafficking January Report

January, 2017 Our new statistics report provides 2016 data from the National Human Trafficking Resource Center hotline, Polaris’s BeFree Textline, and communications referencing overseas cases. Key highlights and trends from the report include: Reports of human...

Human Trafficking Back Pack Project

Human Trafficking – Soroptimist International of Long Beach supports the efforts of the Long Beach Human Trafficking Task Force to increase awareness and prevention of human trafficking and support services for survivors. The survivors of human trafficking escape...

Easy Money

Thanks to Terry Rose and all of our members who shopped at the Gifts From a Distance holiday boutique, our club will receive a $30 donation. (Terry donates 10 percent of our purchases back to our club!)

Live Your Dream Awards for Women – Soroptimist

The Soroptimist Live Your Dream Awards (formerly known as the Women’s Opportunity Awards) assist women who provide the primary source of financial support for their families by giving them the resources they need to improve their education, skills and employment...

President Susan’s KFRN Radio Interview

President Susan Berkman's Interview on KFRN Radio by KFRN https://soroptimist-longbeach.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/96-Sep3Soroptimist-KFRN-Radio-Interview-w-sjb.mp3 President Susan Berkman’s excellent and informative interview on KFRN about our club and...

Soroptimist Readers’ Next Book

The next meeting of the SILB Readers will be November 10, 2016 at 6 pm at the home of Lori Brault. We will be discussing The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen. (Read a review) All members of the club are welcome to read the book and join us for a potluck dinner and...

Identify a trafficked victim

Here are a few more tips to identify a possible victim of sexual exploitation: 1. The person suddenly has expensive things (high end, name brand purse, diamond bracelet, hair and nails done on a regular basis). 2. They may have a new tattoo or “brand” of initials, his...

5K Run for MOW of LB

Members Lauri Blanchard and Maggie Shapiro with friend Celeste, participated recently in the 5K Run to support Meals on Wheels of Long...