Archive for April, 2010

Book Sale

SI Hamilton-Burlington, one of our sister clubs, partnered with the Hamilton Public Library to sell off recent discards. This gigantic semi-annual book sale has bargain prices of 25c to $5. The tables were restocked continually and divided into fiction, paperbacks, children and teen books, music, hobbies, health, biographies, wide print and many more categories to root through.

Your generous funds are shared between Soroptimist and the Hamilton library to help defray their operation costs. This Spring, the sale raised over $20,000 – thank you to everyone who participated. For more information about the next sale, visit »

April 20 2010 under General

Women of Distinction

This year’s YWCA celebration will be held on Tuesday May 4th, 5:30 pm at the Hamilton Convention Centre. Award recipients, as well as all nominees, will be honoured for their outstanding achievements and contributions to the community. Tickets are $75, or $750 for a table. Call for reservations »

April 15 2010 under General

YWCA Encore Program

We were delighted to have program co-ordinator, Kim Thompson and Dianne Chesebrough, a graduate of the Encore program, as our guests. With careless abandon of our chairs, we were up and performing Zoomba dance moves, stretches and draining the lymph from our upper body.

The lymphatic system is a complex network of vessels and ducts that move fluid throughout the body and is responsible for moving toxins away from healthy cells and carrying white blood cells to areas of the body under attack by viruses. Though fluid moves through the lymphatic system, it does not have its own pumping mechanism but instead uses the motion of your muscles. Lymphedema, also known as lymphatic obstruction, is a condition of localized fluid retention and tissue swelling caused by a compromised lymphatic system; it is a common source of discomfort for those who have undergone breast cancer surgery.

The free Encore program is designed specifically to help recover from post-surgery breast cancer treatments. It entails 2 hours per week over a 9-week period. It begins with an hour seminar and nutritious snack, followed by 30 minutes of exercises on land and then another half hour in the pool. Our commitment will help the YWCA to meet their goal of offering 4 to 6 sessions per year at the downtown Hamilton centre. For more information, visit their website »

April 2 2010 under General