Sandy & Blanca’s Colombian Adventure

About three years ago, Blanca was telling me that in Colombia there are no emergency shelters for abused women (places like Interval House in Hamilton) and how she wanted to try and do something about that. Realizing that you ‘can’t put the cart before the horse,’ we knew that you must have people living in Colombia lobbying for those changes. That is where organizations like Soroptimist International can be truly instrumental in helping to bring about those changes. 

Blanca and I decided that is how we could work towards making changes in Colombia and we devised a plan to go there to establish a Soroptimist Club. Our first meeting of the future Soroptimist International Club of Cali was attended by 13 enthusiastic prospects.

Read Sandy & Blanca’s full story >>

Sandy Gray and Blanca Peñaon journeyed on an unforgettable trip to Colombia, South America last November. Photos are coming!

Loonie-Tooney Auction at the Marquis Gardens

We would like to thank Our Corporate Donors for sponsoring the wine on the table tonight: Weeks Home Hardware, Lucky Day Nursery & J. Oulton & Associates. We had over 200 attendees and raised more than $8,900 that will be used to support women and girls in our community.

We’d also like to thank the following donors of gifts & auction items; we encourage you to ‘Support the Businesses that support our Community’ (listed in alphabetical order):

Flamborough: Artistic Spaces, CIA Computing, Curves, Flamboro Mix & Brew House, Flamboro Springs, PartyLite Gifts by Randi Warner, Langford’s IDA, Royal Coachman Restaurant, Vintage Performance & Restoration, Weeks Home Hardware
Dundas: Curves, Highland Hair Design, Presents with Design, Rotating Equipment Technology,
Ancaster: Ancaster Embroidery & Creations, Ancaster Jewelers, Balance Fitness, Celli’s Restaurant, Details Tanning, Fortino’s of Ancaster, Glendale Motors, Hanley’s Shoe Shoppe, J. Oulton & Associates, Passion for Living, Kari’s of Ancaster, Nancy Davidson – Freedom 55 Financial, Pauline’s Craft Studio, Supreme Trophies, Swiss Chalet, Tranquility Bases B&B, Tranquil Touch, The Meadows Long Term Care, Village Tree House Child Care
Hamilton: A Clean Break, La Petite Spa, Lucky Day Nursery, Pooles Harley Davidson, Top Hat Apparel
Burlington: Active Green & Ross, Bonnets & Bags, Earth Works Pottery, Health for Life Chiropractic, Hi End Fitness, Lori Kendall RMT., Marilyn Belleghem and Quest Publishing, Time to Get Organized, Matrix Automotive, Women Who Excel, Spa Sensations
Brantford: Sanderson Centre, Rendezvous Fine Dining, Best Western Hotel
Binbrook: The Little Binbrook Theatre
Oakville: The Corporate Clothier
Caledonia: Sylvia’s Flowers, Markham: Devine & Associates
Mississauga: Tree of Life Canada, Global Wealth Trade
Vancouver: DJ Pets
Personal donors: K.T.- a Red Hat Enthusiast, as well as all the ladies of Soroptimist International of Dundas Ancaster Flamborough!

Welcome to our New Members

Nancy hosted a wonderful potluck dinner in her backyard for our end of year party. President Kerry welcomed our two new members!

Alma’s Garden

Alma’s Garden was dedicated on June 3rd, 2007. Please visit the garden at the Morgan Firestone Community Center, Ancaster (on Jerseyville Rd). Map >>

We’d like to thank SNAP of Hamilton Mountain for covering our event!