A Message from President Billie Westernoff 2012-2013
It is truly an honor to be elected President of Soroptimist International of Calaveras County (SICC).
The theme for our 2012/2013-year is: Soroptimist in Service, Sharing the Heart and Sole of Friendship.
As I think on these words, I think of the many women who are part of Soroptimist across world. And the heart they have for the Soroptimist mission of: Improving the lives of women and girls, in local communities and throughout the world. That thought makes my heart sing. And I can just hear all those other hearts singing with the joy of making a difference for women and girls.
I think of the many new friends I have made within Soroptimist, not just in our own club, but also in the Sierra Pacific Region and beyond.
Being a part of the worlds largest women’s organization is sometimes over whelming. But knowing that we can touch the life of a young girl halfway around the world is very rewarding.
And the thing that really excites me is the Soroptimist tag line: Best for Women. Sounds corny I know but if we keep that in mind, we are the better for it and so are all the other women in our lives.
When women put their hearts and minds together we are a force to be reckoned with. There is no stopping us.
I am excited to work with all the talented women in SICC. Becoming friends is an added bonus.
Thank you for giving me the privilege of being your President,
Billie J. Westernoff