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.