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Welcome to Soroptimist International of Bend, Oregon

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Recruiting at Quilt Works

Posted by corinashughes@gmail.com on April 4, 2014 at 11:00 PM Comments comments (0)

SI Bend hosted a table at Quilt Works' First Friday event on April 4th as an opportunity to recruit new members. We met many wonderful women, including a previous Soroptimist award recipient!

Please contact us at info@sibend.org if you're interested in joining this active group in helping improve the lives of women and girls.

Bunko Fundraiser 2014

Posted by corinashughes@gmail.com on January 28, 2014 at 11:00 PM Comments comments (0)

29 people showed up for our Bunko Fundraiser event at Jake's Diner.

What a fun night! And all for a good cause.



SI Bend Welcomes Cherie Shelley

Posted by corinashughes@gmail.com on January 9, 2014 at 4:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Jan Swander and Cherie Shelley


Cherie Shelley is the newest member to join SI Bend. She was welcomed on Jan 9, 2014. Cherie came from the Fort Bragg Soroptimist group in Fort Bragg, California. She's been in Sales and Marketing for over 30 years, and moved to Bend in mid-November. She's married to John. They have 3 daughters (5 if you count their 2 Shepard-mix dogs, Frida Kahlo and Temple Grandin). 

Christmas Centerpieces for Meals On Wheels

Posted by corinashughes@gmail.com on December 19, 2013 at 4:40 PM Comments comments (0)

For the third year in a row, SI Bend made and donated Christmas centerpieces for Meals On Wheels as our annual December community project.


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

2013 SI Bend Awards

Posted by corinashughes@gmail.com on April 11, 2013 at 5:00 PM Comments comments (0)

 Pictured Above: Charlotte Swaney, Rachel Aranda, Kristina West



This year we were able to give awards to three very deserving women in Central Oregon.


The Violet Richardson Award of $500 is for young women, between the ages of 14 and 17, who volunteer in activities that make the community and world a better place. The 2013 Violet Richardson Award recipient is Charlotte Swaney.


The Women's Opportunity Award of $1000 is for women who are entering and/or enrolled in college certificate or degree programs, are head of household and have a financial need. Two awards were granted this year. The 2013 Women's Opportunity Award recipients are Rachel Aranda and Kristina West.

Headstart PJ Project

Posted by corinashughes@gmail.com on February 1, 2013 at 10:50 AM

In January of 2013, SI Bend sewed and delivered 224 sets of children's pajamas to the Head Start Program of Central Oregon. Thanks for making a difference!