Soroptimists Host Area Meeting
On Saturday March 8, for the first time since its founding, Soroptimist International of Friday Harbor (SIFRI) hosted the Area Meeting for Soroptimist chapters in Skagit, Island and Snohomish Counties which fittingly was International Women’s Day.
Braving the rain and ferry schedules, over 130 Soroptimists from twelve clubs gathered at the Yacht Club to exchange news and ideas, and make plans for the coming year under the theme Inspiring Change.
Friday Harbor Town Administrator Duncan Wilson welcomed the visitors on behalf of Mayor Carrie Lacher. Each chapter president described their clubs achievements in the current year, with SIFRI President Katie Loring noting that our local chapter would give out more than $40,000 this year in scholarships, awards, and community programs, including the Cancer Transportation Fund and the Women’s Emergency Fund.