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Soroptimist invites Rocklin women to gathering May 25

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For women interested in community service, mark May 25 on your calendar. On May 25, women in Rocklin who are interested in community service are invited to a Soroptimist International introductory event at Bistro 33 located at Mercedes-Benz of Rocklin, 4747 Granite Drive from 5:30-7:30 p.m. At the event, enjoy appetizers while you become acquainted with members and the programs they support as well as the plans to charter a Rocklin Soroptimist club. The event is sponsored by Soroptimist of Loomis Basin. Call Terry Duarte, Keller Williams Realty, at 417-5741 to RSVP. Soroptimist is an international volunteer service organization for business and professional women who work to improve the lives of women and girls, in local communities and throughout the world. According to Brenda Newsom, president of Soroptimist International of the Loomis Basin, the club has served Loomis, Rocklin and Placer County organizations as well as regional and international efforts since 1974. “Our club has grown and there was interest in chartering a Soroptimist club based in Rocklin,” Newsom said. There are also Soroptimist clubs in Auburn and Roseville. “Soroptimist of Loomis Basin was a charter sponsor of the Loomis Senior LIFE Center over 30 years ago and the center remains our primary focus for support,” Newsom said. “The club supports the LIFE center financially and with luncheons throughout the year.” In addition, Soroptimist of Loomis Basin helps the Loomis Women’s Shelter, maintains a closet of home supplies for women and foster youth in transition to independent living, provides scholarships to students and teachers, contributes to KidsFirst, and participates in many other community activities. To raise funds, the nonprofit group hosts events such as Tostada Bingo and the upcoming “It’s 5 o’clock Somewhere” Parrotheads Jimmy Buffet Tribute Concert at the Loomis Blue Goose Fruit Shed in Aug. 13. To learn more about Soroptimist International of the Loomis Basin or to visit an 8 a.m. Wednesday weekly meeting, contact Brenda Newsom, Newsom Industries, at 303-6837. ~ Staff report