Camp Fire Relief Fund Distribution by SI Bidwell Rancho

*$500 each Visa Cards for two S- Club Members

*$5000 to Richan Talley, a single mother of five who is trying to help her children adapt to their new normal. While they did not lose their home, there is quite a bit of smoke damage and the children had to change schools. Her first thought after we handed her a check was to purchase new pillows. The simple things.

SI Bidwell Rancho and SI Chico have been splitting all Donations and are continuing to distribute to different people and places, affected by the Camp Fire. If you need some help or looking for Camp Fire Relief Resources, please send us a message using this Form

If you like to donate, please either mail your Donations or use the Paypal Link below.

Please send Check donations to

SNR Camp Fire c/o Soroptimist International of Bidwell Rancho

PO Box 9170
Chico, CA 95927

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Soroptimist International of Bidwell Rancho-Chico is a group of professional women who strive to make our community and world a better place for women and girls. We are a chapter of Soroptimist International, a worldwide volunteer organization for women. Working in conjunction with this immense organization, we evaluate conditions in our community and decide how best to address local needs. These needs can range from funding a shelter for women who have been trafficked, to holding seminars for at-risk girls, to purchasing bus tickets for needy children. We believe that the club level of Soroptimist are the muscle that moves the mission “to improve the lives of women and girls”. Without the work and dedication of local clubs, Soroptimist programs would not reach the women who need these resources. Our club is dedicated to providing resources that empower women and girls to achieve their potential and improve their lives here in our community and around the world.

Please take this opportunity to learn more about our Club and the wonderful things we are doing to help women and girls in Chico and our neighboring communities. Whether it’s a fundraiser, service project, or club meeting, we hope you will come join us!

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Soroptimist Pledge

“I pledge allegiance to Soroptimism

And to the ideals for which it stands;

The sincerity of friendship,

The joy of achievement,

The dignity of service,

The integrity of profession,

The love of country.

I will put forth my greatest effort

To promote, uphold and defend these ideals

For a larger fellowship in home,

in society, in business,

For country and for God.”

(The pledge was written in 1927 by Candis Nelson, a charter member of the Seattle, WA club. At the 1930 Convention in Philadelphia, President Ruby Minar requested the submission of the Pledge to be voted on at the Convention. The decision was deferred for six months so that each club could receive copies of the proposed creeds and make an informed decision. Six months later the American Federation of Soroptimist Clubs chose as its creed this pledge that simply states the ideals of the organization.)