Sorosis Club Annual Banquet

New officers were sworn in at our Annual Installation Banquet held at Antonio's Wood Fired Pizza in Debary. This celebration honors members for their dedication and marks the beginning of our new fiscal year 2016-2017. Read on to find our who our new WOMAN OF THE YEAR is....

Our Women's group is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of children in our community. We had the honor of being nominated for the Johana Knox Community Service award this year and were proud to have been recognized for our efforts. You can find out more about us and our initiatives by visiting our Facebook page and our website. 




The 2016-2017 officers are (left to right) as follows:
  President: Michelle Fowler, 2nd Vice: Sheila Seymour, 2nd Vice: Marcia Wood, 
3rd Vice:  Sue DeRuggiero,  Correspondent Secretary: Mary Soyak
Recording Secretary: Marika Tremblay,  Treasurer:  Ellee Massey and

 Haunted House Chairman: Julie Bertrand.  













New members were initiated into the club and we welcome, (left to right), Laurie Scotten, Mary Sauer-Schroeder, Joyce Yoder, Cheryl Anthon, Yoanit Potter and Renee Crenshaw. Welcome aboard!!
2016-2017 Woman of the Year is Suzie Edwards. Congratulations! 


 Our Collect 

Keep us, O God, from Pettiness;
Let us be large in thought, in word, in deed.
Let us be done with fault-finding
And leave off self-seeking.
May we put away all pretense
And meet each other face to face,
Without self-pity and without prejudice.
May we never be hasty in judgment
And always generous.
Let us take time for all things;
Make us to grow calm, serene, gentle.
Teach us to put into action our better impulses,
Straightforward and unafraid.
Grant that we may realize it is the
Little things that create differences;
That in the big things of life we are at one.
And may we strive to touch and to know
The great, common human heart of us all,
And, O Lord God, let us forget not to be kind.

Mary Stewart,  April 1904

Our annual banquets are a time to celebrate the end of a successful year. Each meeting begins with The Pledge of Allegiance and reciting our Collect. We then discuss current events and upcomming programs.  






EASTER EGG HUNT PHOTO LINK

At our annual Easter event volunteers hid thousands of eggs, 2 prizes were awarded for each age group, and kids were provided a free lunch. A very special thank you goes to The City of Orange City for providing a bounce house and to the Orange City Fire Department for delivering the Easter Bunny with sirens and flashing lights. The children enjoyed a free lunch, egg hunting and visiting with the Easter Bunny.
































Sorosis Club Volunteers worked hard to bring this event together.  Any suggestions or comments are appreciated. Feel free to post your ideas and opinions to our blog or our facebook page. Click on the link provided to access your photos. If you have any difficulties, please give us a call or send an
e-mail for asssistance.


386-775-6814



A VERY SPECIAL THANK YOU TO OUR SUPPORTERS, SPONSORS AND VOLUNTEERS

 


      Sorosis Club’s 2015  
Operation Santa




Thank you  so very much for contributing to our Operation Santa program!  Our 2015 Food and Toy Drive  was an amazing success made possible by your generosity. We are incredibly grateful for your efforts, whether as a supporter, sponsor or volunteer.

The Sorosis Club’s mission – the very reason we exist – is to contribute to the betterment of our community and promote the welfare of our youth. Our Operation Santa program is our greatest annual benefit and would not be possible without the support of our community.

Choosing what organization to donate to at Christmas time is not always easy and we are so grateful you chose to donate to Operation Santa. With your help, each of our Senior Citizens received a $30 gift card to a local grocery store. We served 80 families with children, 23 Senior Citizens and several low income individuals received a food box.  Each household received a turkey and trimmings along with milk, butter cheese, bread, and a week or so of non-perishable foods.  178 children each received 3 quality gifts selected specifically for them.  We also distributed games, books, puzzles, stocking stuffers, clothing, hats, shoes and blankets.  Your thoughtfulness brought hope and happiness into the hearts of those in need. We cannot think of a better way to celebrate the magic of Christmas. On behalf of our club members and volunteers who have made Operation Santa possible, thank you.

You can read more about our organization and our initiatives – and your important part in it – on our website by logging in at http://sorosiscluboforangecity.com. You can also find us on Facebook where you can find our current events information.

Have a Happy and Healthy New Year

Sincerely,
Gina Pronovost, Amy Briggs, Marcia Wood and Nikki Ferency
Operation Santa Directors
Orange City Sorosis Club 



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Dinner with Santa Photo Link

Thank you for joining us at our annual Dinner with Santa Event! Santa and Mrs Clause spent time with area children. All kids were provided with a free lunch, time with Santa and gifts. 

The Orange City Parade was enjoyed by all and the Sorosis Club was a proud winner of best overall catagory. Congratulations to the ladies who worked so hard on the float!