Novato Club History

We are just now beginning this web page to capture the history of our club. If you have anything to add, please email the date and event.”

1921 Oct 3

Soroptimist International was founded in Oakland, CA.

1972

Live Your Dream award began. Originally it was called Women's Opportunity Awards.

1973 April

The Novato club was chartered.

1980s

Novato club had its first fashion show (there have been over 30 shows).

199?

Sounding Board community television program began over 25 years ago.

20??

The Novato web site was begun by member Brandy Donohue.

2010

Novato club sold llama beans (fertilizer) as a fun fundraiser event.

2016, May

Pauline Stuber STEM Memorial Scholarship began.

2018

Community TV program Sounding Board name and appearance changed to e-luminate.

2020

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2020-2022

The club met on Zoom for safety reasons due to COVID-19.  All in person events canceled.  Fundraisers done by web.

2022

The fashion show returned. 

 

 

The first “S” club called O.W.L.S., Opportunities for Women in Leadership and Service was started in Novato

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