Welcome to Soroptimist International of Centre County.

Join us for a night of fun and fundraising!  Cheers to Art at the Arena Bar & Grill in State College. June 23rd, 6:30p. Paint a little bit with Jackie, grab a bite to eat and sip a favorite beverage....no artistic talent required!

Your help is sincerely appreciated and will help us to further our mission – ‘improving the lives of women and girls through programs leading to social and economic empowerment.'

Email  to add your name and friends who are coming with you to:  northlandbowl@northlandbowl.com

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For more information about our club and our impact on the community, see our infographic.

For pictures of our members in action, please check out our Facebook page on the left column or at this link.

Upcoming Events

Jun 21, 2021

SICC Board Meeting - June 2021

Regular club board meeting - zoom information to be sent out prior to meeting

Jun 23, 2021

Cheers to Art - fundraising event

Join the fun - paint with Jackie at the Arena Bar & Grill in State College.

Jul 12, 2021

SICC Picnic

Annual picnic - and return to in-person meetings!  At the pavillion at the Penn State Golf Course.  Boxed meal, drinks, chips - purchase of beer or wine from teh course venue.  50/50 and other fun games. $20/member

Latest News

New Slate of Officers Installed

New officers were installed - Debbie Reichenback, District 4 Director, handled the installation.  Congratulations to all!  New officers for 2021-2022:

President: Marian Fritzsche

VP/President elect: Joan Welker

Secretary: Sharon Dixon-Brytczuk

Treasurer: Stephanie Mullen

1 year Directors: Carol Pioli and Anne Fredericks

2 year Directors: Linda Wilson and Leslee Asbury

 

NAR Soroptimist Spirit Award

Congratualations to our club!  One of our members, Dee Bagshaw, along with the club efforts on many fronts to further the mission of helping women and children at risk, was named the Soroptimist North Atlantic Region's (NAR) Spirit Award winner.

Soroptimist Spirit Award for 2021

Our club has selected Gay Rodgers, Owner and Director of the Hameau Farm Camp for Girls at Plum Bottom Farms for our 2021 SPIRIT AWARD: For Women Helping Women. This award acknowledges a woman who through personal or professional activities, is working to improve the lives of women and girls, locally, nationally or internationally. For over 25 years, Gay has worked with young gilrs to empower them to succeed.  (click title for more details)

Live Your Dream Scholarships

We have selected several deserving women, heads of household, who are working to improve the lives of their families by obtaining additional education or training for this year's awards.  These awards were competitive and the winners will be honored at our May Awards Night.  Congratulations!

The 2021 recipients are:

Vanessa Johnson, mother of 3, pursuing a degree in nursing so she can continue to help others;

Alexis Quick, mother of one, pursuing a degree in biology so she can go to veterinary school;

Alina Kukotina, mother of one and recent US citizen, pursuing a degree in engineering technology;

Melinda Kuhlman, mother of one, pursuing her associate degree for LPN license;

All of these women are working hard to improve the lives of their young families. Ms. Johnson said: "Words cannot begin to describe how much I appreciate the Live Your Dream award! This will allow me to continue my dream of becoming a registered nurse and to provide quality care.  From the bottom of my heart, thank you very much!"

SICC Awards NIght

SICC will hold their annual awards night in May 2021 by zoom - it makes all the fundrasing activity so worth it!!!  Awardees included our Spirit Award (to Gay Rodgers, Owner and Director of Hameau Farm Camp for girls), and three educational support awards to Live Your Dream recipients- congrats to all!