Thank you for your interest in oroptimist International
of Bidwell Rancho Chico.
Soroptimist International of Bidwell Rancho 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 providing low-income women with mammograms, to funding a shelter for women who have been trafficked, 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!
Save the date!
June 7, 2014
2 pm – 6 pm
The annual Chico Microbrew Festival is our only fundraiser. Thanks to the many breweries and distributors that donate their beverages and their time, along with the help of local volunteers and businesses, we are able to host this awesome fundraiser. Last year marked the 18th year of this annual event. The proceeds from this festival enables us to fund numerous community service projects throughout the year.
Operation Mammogram provides free Mammograms to women 40 years and over who are uninsured. Through funds raised from the Microbrew Festival and the generous help and donation from North State Imaging and staff, we have been able to provide this free service to over 200 women each year.
Mammograms are held each year in October in conjunction with Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Next Operation Mammogram:
October 19, 2013
8am – 12 noon
Our community Award Programs are another way that Soroptimist International of Bidwell Rancho exhibits its core values of improving the lives of women and girls and giving back to our community.
Currently, our club supports three Soroptimist-sponsored award programs. These programs are the end result of our fundraising efforts.
Our Awards Banquet is held annually in March in collaboration of International Women’s Month.