Christmas Assistance for Orange City Families...Sign up Nov 4th or Nov 18th

OPERATION SANTA is now in full swing. Orange City Families who need Christmas assistance with food and toys can sign up at the Orange City Sorosis Club on Sunday, November 4th AND Sunday, November 18th from 12:00pm TO 2:00pm

Registration Requirements:
1.         PROOF OF RESIDENCY:
You must reside in Orange City and provide:
-Photo I.D. with current address AND
-Utility Statement
2.         PROOF OF INCOME:
            All Adults listed in household MUST provide:
            -Current paystub(s)
                        OR
            -Evidence receiving State/County Assistance such
             as Food Stamps letter reflecting all members in household 
3.         PROOF FAMILY SIZE:
            -You MUST have Birth Certificate(s) for your children OR
            -You MUST have official guardianship papers if you are not the parent 
4.         CHILDREN GRADES VPK-12:
            -Current report card or school ID card  

ALL OF THE ABOVE DOCUMENTATION IS NECESSARY TO REGISTER

To help us select gifts your child will enjoy, please give us an idea of toys they are wishing for that range between $15 and $45 each. Our goal is to provide each child with 3 gifts, a game and/or book, and stocking stuffers. The donations that we receive will determine the value and quantity of actual gifts your child(ren) will receive. Clothing and bicycle donations are limited and may be used. We do our best to make sure used items are in good or like new condition before including them in your gift packages.

Note, you can only apply to one charity for toys- please disclose applications made to other organizations as we do cross check.

NO LATE SIGN UPS WILL BE TAKEN EXCEPT UNDER EXTENUATING CIRCUMSTANCE OR IF OTHER ARRANGEMENTS HAVE ALREADY BEEN MADE WITH US PRIOR TO NOV 18TH. CALL 386-775-6814 OR FIND US ON FACEBOOK TO LEAVE MESSAGE.





EACH family who is approved for assistance receives a large box of food, a turkey and gifts for each child between 0-17 years old or registered High School Students if over age of 17. We also provide our low income seniors with a gift certificate from a local grocer.
IF YOU DON'T NEED ASSISTANCE PLEASE CONSIDER 
DONATING. LAST YEAR WE SUPPLIED TOYS TO NEARLY 200
LOCAL CHILDREN. We are collecting canned food, new toys, new bikes or cash donations through 12/10/17. We then inventory what we have and go shopping for the rest.

We are a small organization and limit our assistance to Orange City residents in an attempt to take care of our own community. If you or someone you know is in need and in lives outside of Orange City please contact your Chamber of Commerce for a list of charities in your area.
http://volusia.org/economicdevelopment/chambers.htm

Lunch With Santa, December 8th



Join us for holiday cheer and celebration as Santa and Mrs. Claus make their annual trip to the Orange City Sorosis Club to visit children for a special luncheon. Santa and his elves have scheduled their visit for Saturday, December 8th from 12-2:00 PM.

Enjoy a special kid friendly lunch, individual visit and photo with Santa. Santa’s Elves will share a special gift with each child so come out and visit while supplies last. After lunch you can find a place watch Orange City’s Christmas Parade which begins at 5pm.

Cost of Lunch: Children 12 and under are Free. Adult meal $2.00

Location: Orange City Sorosis Club 222 E University Ave Orange City FL 32763



Contact: 386-775-6814, ocsorosisclub@yahoo.com.
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Holiday One Stop Shopping November 11th

Everyone is invited!!! 

The Orange City Sorosis Club is hosting Holiday One Stop Shop fundraiser to support children in our community. Local Crafters, Lu-La-Roe, Trades of Hope, Tupperware, Thirty-One and more...let them help you find the perfect Christmas gift for a loved one. 

Nov 12th 2:00-5:00pm. 222 E University Ave Orange City. 386-775-6814.

40TH ANNUAL HAUNTED HOUSE BEYOND STRANGER THINGS


This year marks our 40th Annual Haunted House!!
In 1978, the ladies of the Sorosis Club came up with a fundraising idea that has grown into our Annual Haunted House. It was an instant hit for the residents in our community and they look forward to coming back every year. Many local residents have come through as children and are now sharing the experience with their own grandchildren!
Beyond Stranger Things will open Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights from Oct 18th through Oct 27th starting at 7:00PM. Visit our Facebook Page for specific times. Each year our theme is changed to entice our audience and challenge their fears. Visitors are impressed with the creativity and special effects. Our scare factor is right up there with Halloween Horror Nights!!
It is only June but each of our set designers are busy behind the scenes and will soon bring their horrifying imaginations to life. Stay tuned and get ready to RUN…You will enter into a waiting area where our tour guides will walk you through three terrifying rooms before entering into our infamous dark and twisted maze. By this time you may be praying for the exit but two more rooms before being escorted OUT…forever.
Food and refreshments are available while you wait to take the tour.
It will take over 60 volunteers to transform our 3,000 square foot building into a functional tomb of terror.  The monies we raise go toward charitable contributions benefiting area children such as scholarships, school supplies and to maintain our club. We are in need of donations for the various costs associated with the production and creation of this event. Monetary donations are much appreciated and as we are a registered non-profit organization, your donation may be tax deductible.


School Supply Drive...Need donations by August 6th


Visit our Facebook Page for List of local businesses you can drop off donations too. THANK YOU!!

Back to School Summer Splash Bash Saturday, August 4th

SATURDAY AUGUST 4TH AT
VALENTINE PARK ORANGE CITY
10AM-12PM
COME OUT AND HAVE FUN
This is a family friendly event and we had a blast last year. We had moms, dads, grandparents and kids all running around and having a great time. Be prepared to get soaked. Bring towels, drinks and pack a picnic lunch to enjoy together. We will have a toddler section for the little ones too.





Annual May Banquet

New officers were sworn in at our Annual Installation Banquet held at Road House Grill. Our meals were delicious and we had a great time welcoming new members into the club and recognizing the dedication of all of our members.  A BIG Congratulations goes out to Ellee Massey who was nominated Woman of the Year!! We thank all of our members, their family, friends and all of the support we receive from the citizens, businesses, city and surrounding communities.
Our club was organized by a small group of women in 1958, who wanted to make a difference in their small town by focusing on the youth. Our fundraising efforts provide scholarships, school supplies, fun events, volunteer opportunities, food and gifts at Christmas. This tiny group ofwoman has grown tremendously and our annual celebration is a reminder to us all to stay true to ourselves and our mission, appreciate each other, help one another, and make that difference.
As promised....we have pictures!  Thank you Beth Riley for creating a great album on our Facebook page. 


The 2017-2018 officers are (Left to Right):
  President: Sheila Seymour (Not pictured)
1st Vice: Marcia Woods
 2nd Vice: Mary Soyak
3rd Vice:  Michelle Fowler (not pictured)
Correspondent Secretary: Laurie Scoton
  Treasurer:  Ellee Massey 
Recording Secretary: Angie Hoover,
 Haunted House Chairman: Julie Bertrand
  Parliamentarian: Marika Trembly




 Cheers to our Beautiful Woman of the Year, Ellee Massey! Thank you Ellee for all that you do for our club. You are a role model to all of us and to the women and youth in our community. We can never thank you enough for being Treasurer and working tirelessly behind the scenes all year long while putting in many hours at all of our events. Congratulations!

                                                    
Welcome aboard new members!!