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1/1/2019 - SI Bend Press Release - Human Trafficking Month

Posted by corinashughes@gmail.com on January 1, 2019 at 11:00 AM Comments comments (0)

January is National Human Trafficking month and in observance, Soroptimist International of Bend will host a panel discussion by the Commercial Sexually Exploited Children (CSEC) Response Team Panel of Deschutes County.The CSEC team, which recently was awarded certification from the Oregon Attorney General’s Trafficking Intervention Advisory Committee, will discuss issues related to the sexual exploitation of children in our local communities. Trafficking happens everyday in Central Oregon and it may not be what you think. Community members will learn what signs to look for and how to help.

The CSEC Response Team consists of four members, including:

  • Ashley Beatty, the Program Manager for the Victims Assistance Program with the District Attorney’s Office;
  • Josh Spano, a Detective within the Criminal Division of the City of Bend Police Department; Josh is currently assigned to the Human Trafficking caseload and is a member of the CSEC team;
  • Melissa Parker, a Project Manager for the Cascade Youth & Family Center. Mel provides supervision to three federally-funded projects, including the Domestic Victims of Human Trafficking programs; and
  • Monica Desmond, the CSEC Response Team Coordinator.

The public is welcomed and encouraged to attend this important noon time discussion at the at the January 24, 2019 SI Bend program meeting. Join us at the Deschutes Historical Museum, 129 NW Idaho, from noon to 1:00pm, on Thursday, January 24, 2019. Refreshments will be served. The event is free. More information at www.sibend.org or 503-519-5051.

Stop Human Trafficking Program Attended by Community

Posted by corinashughes@gmail.com on January 28, 2016 at 7:50 PM Comments comments (0)

SI Bend President, Terri Swendsen, introduces the January 2016 program on Human Trafficking. SI Bend showed a video titled, "What is Human Trafficking and Why Should We Care" to a gathering of Central Oregon community members, high school students and SI Bend members.

Candlelight Vigil to Stop Human Trafficking

Posted by corinashughes@gmail.com on January 11, 2016 at 9:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Soroptimist International of Bend held a candlelight vigil to draw attention to the plague of human trafficking on Monday, January 11, 2016, the National Day of Human Trafficking Awareness.

SI Bend 2014-2015 Officer Installation

Posted by corinashughes@gmail.com on July 3, 2014 at 2:30 PM Comments comments (0)

One of our programs, handmade by Pat Bells

2014-2015 Officers (from left to right):
Judy McCleary - President
Margaret Wyman - Secretary
Sarah Elmer - Treasurer
Kim Moller - Communications Coordinator
June Brown - Director
Annie Barlow - Life Member Director

SI Bend 2013 Christmas Party

Posted by corinashughes@gmail.com on December 12, 2013 at 9:00 PM Comments comments (0)

70th Anniversary Celebration

Posted by corinashughes@gmail.com on October 19, 2013 at 8:45 PM Comments comments (0)

On Saturday, October 19th, SI Bend celebrated its 70th Anniversary at the Deschutes Historical Society.





During the program, the following individuals were recognized as Life Members:

  • Anne Barlow
  • Patricia Bells
  • Clara Cannon
  • Patricia Farris
  • Jeanne Hickson
  • Ann Reynolds
  • Patricia Smith
  • Joanne VanSickle
  • Patsy May Vincent



Sandi Lujan presenting certificates to Clara Cannon, Anne Barlow and Pat Bells