5th Annual Jigsaw Puzzle Jamboree - Feb. 11
Soroptimist International of Talbot County will host its Fifth Annual Jigsaw Puzzle Jamboree on Saturday, February 11 from 10 am to 2 pm at Brookletts Place - Talbot County Senior Center, located at 400 Brookletts Avenue, Easton.
In this fun event, teams of four members compete to assemble the same 500-piece jigsaw puzzle in the fastest time. There are prizes for first, second, and third place teams. The registration fee is $25 per person or $100 for the team of four. If you wish to register as an individual, placement on a team is guaranteed. A tasty lunch is included in the registration fee. The deadline to register is Monday, February 6th.
Deirdre Stokes, chairperson of the event, encourages people of all ages - friends, families, co-workers - to form a team and enjoy this winter-time FUN-raiser activity. All proceeds from the Jigsaw Puzzle Jamboree support Soroptimist "Best for Women" projects locally, including the club's new Dream It, Be It Career Support program for adolescent girls.
Founded in 1964, Soroptimist International of Talbot County is a 501(c)(3) volunteer organization for business and professional women dedicated to improving the lives of women and girls in local communities and throughout the world.
Annual Flower Sale in the Spring
Talbot Soroptimists are known for Annual Flower Sale with their beautiful potted geraniums and gorgeous hanging baskets for pre-order in the early Spring. They come in just in time for Mother's Day. Don't miss this opportunity in 2017.
Why Women and Girls?
Soroptimist means “best for women” and that’s what we strive to be—an organization of women at their best helping other women to be their best. As a volunteer organization of business and professional women we feel uniquely qualified to help women and girls live their dreams.
It’s true that both men and women live in poverty, face discrimination and must overcome obstacles. But throughout history—in every country in the world—women and girls face additional obstacles and discrimination solely because of their gender.
By initiating club projects that benefit women and girls, and by honoring women who help women and girls, Soroptimist clubs and members improve the status of women and girls. Soroptimist projects and programs aid women economically, and empower them to make positive changes in their lives and their communities.
- One in three women have been beaten, coerced into sex or otherwise abused in their lifetime.
- According to a recent report, of the 600,000-800,000 people trafficked across international borders annually, 80 percent are female.
- Women work two-thirds of the world’s working hours but earn only 10 percent of the world’s income, and own less than 1 percent of the world’s property.
- Of a total 550 million working poor, 330 million (60 percent) are women.
- Two-thirds of the 880 million illiterate adults are women.
- Of the more than 110 million children not in school, approximately 60 percent are girls.
- By age 18, girls have received an average of 4.4 years less education than boys.
—from SIA website: soroptimist.org
ALL OF OUR FUNDRAISERS help support the “Best for Women” projects of Soroptimist International of Talbot County, including our Dream It, Be It Education Program for Girls, our Live Your Dream Education and Training Award and Violet Richardson Award.