We provide opportunities for Mid-Columbia women and girls so they are empowered to shape their future.
Welcome to Soroptimist International of Three Rivers -
SI3R for short.
After a very challenging time, I am glad to say that we are excited to be getting back to normal life while reimaging how we connect with each other, our community and the world at large.
Moving into whatever our new normal is post-pandemic, one thing is clear: Soroptimist International of the Americas, powered by clubs like ours, will continue our global reach by helping to inspire, empower and educate women and young girls everywhere.
As part of the Soroptimist, we share a mission, vision and core values that inspire us to bring to life initiatives that are important to our club and to the local community. This club year, I want to forge a great future for SI3R by further aligning our initiatives with these core values:
Gender Equality: Women and girls live free from discrimination.
Empowerment: Women and girls are free to act in their own best interest.
Education: Women and girls deserve to lead full and productive lives through access to education.
Diversity & Fellowship: Women from varied background and perspectives work together to improve the lives of women and girls.
After reviewing the overall mission, vision and core values, our board created four strategic goals that will guide our work locally for the next several years. For example, we embrace diversity and fellowship as a club. To further strengthen this core value, we want to explore opportunities to work with and support our women veterans. We are excited about the opportunities that lie ahead.
We also have so much to celebrate right now, from being able to see each other in person again to Soroptimist International’s 100th anniversary in October 2021. In 2022, SI3R is celebrating 20 years of providing opportunities for Mid-Columbia women and girls so they are empowered to shape their future.
What a time to join our organization, learn about our local and global impacts and celebrate our collective achievements.
I personally invite you to learn more about SI3R, review our four strategic goals and join us for a meeting to get to know our fantastic members. We have a lot of work to accomplish and we would be thrilled and grateful to have you join our organization.
Here’s to a wonderful year ahead,
SI3R President 2021-2022
Join us in celebrating Soroptimist International’s 100th Anniversary & the 20th Anniversary of SI3R
2021-2022 Board Members
President: Mysti Meiers
President Elect: Toby Connolley
Treasurer: Elizabeth Lugo
Treasurer Elect: Regina Gifford
Secretary: Danica Garcia
Director: Claire Ankrum
Director: Carolyn Lawson
Meeting Coordinator: Georgia Bruce
The Dignity of Service - Strategic Goals
1. Maintain the current WSU-TriCities Nursing Mothers Respite Room and explore the expansion of the program to an additional location by 2023.
2. Maintain mentorship programs for girls through Dream It, Be It and Smart Girls.
3. Provide financial and mentorship career support for at risk women through annual scholarships to female students at WSU-TriCities, Columbia Basin College and pursuing certification programs, and Live Your Dream financial award scholarships for students needing support beyond the classroom.
4. To further strengthen our core value of diversity and fellowship, Explore opportunities to support and enable women veterans by 2023.