Desert Coast Region Leadership

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International Desert Coast Region

We are more than 900 women working together to improve the lives of women & girls - locally and globally.

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Empowering Women & Girls

Soroptimist is a global volunteer organization working to improve the lives of women and girls through programs leading to social and economic empowerment

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Live Your Dream Awards

The Soroptimist Live Your Dream Awards (formerly the Women’s Opportunity Awards) assists women who provide the primary source of financial support for their families by giving them the resources they need to improve their education, skills and employment prospects. See the impact this award-winning program has on women around the world!

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STOP Sex Trafficking

Soroptimist clubs throughout Desert Coast Region are actively fighting the commercial sexual exploitation of women and girls through advocacy, awareness and action.

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Best for Women

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Soroptimist means "Best for Women" and that is what we strive to be - women at their best helping other women to be their best.

Live Your Dream

Do you dream of a better world for women and girls? Join Live Your - An online community empowering offline action,
helping women and girls to live their dreams.

Why Women & Girls?

Throughout history women and girls face additional obstacles and discrimination solely because of their gender. As an organization of business and professional women we feel uniquely qualified to help women and girls live their dreams.

Learn how you can help empower women & girls.

Locally and around the world.

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Latest News

Desert Coast Region Live Your Dream Awards – 2016

Desert Coast Region Rocks Once Again!! Last year, our clubs awarded $62,029 to 60 honorees. This year….drum roll, please…Our clubs awarded $93,950 to 72 honorees, including two human trafficking survivors sponsored by Soroptimists Together Against Trafficking, a collaboration of 10 clubs in the San Diego area.

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Purses for a Purpose a Huge Success

How do we quantify the generous hearts of our Desert Coast Region members? Look at our  amazing response to this year's Spring Conference service project, Purses for a Purpose.  Clubs from Imperial Valley, San Diego, North San Diego County, Orange County, and Los...

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Conference Highlight- SI Project- Educate to Lead -Nepal

On Saturday at our DCR Conference- a highlight for me, and 40 or so of my best Soroptimist friends was attending a workshop on the new SI President’s Appeal- Educate to Lead. Director Yoko took us on a journey of 20 years in Nepal- where there Region and club in...

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Date/Time Event
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
42nd Annual Black & White Charity Ball
Knott’s Berry Farm Hotel, Buena Park
Date/Time Event
8:30 am - 12:30 pm
DCR Region Board and Committee Joint Meeting
QLN Conference Center, Oceanside
8:00 am - 1:00 pm
District I Fall Meeting
8:00 am - 1:00 pm
District II Fall Meeting
11/04/2016 - 11/06/2016
All Day
DCR Board Retreat in Carlsbad
8:00 am - 1:00 pm
District I Winter Meeting
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Date/Time Event
All Day
Women's Equality Day
All Day
UN World Literacy Day
All Day
Soroptimist Founder's Day
All Day
International Day of the Girl Child
12:00 am
UN World Food Day
All Day
UN Day
All Day
International Women's Day
All Day
World Health Day
All Day
Soroptimist Founder's Day
All Day
International Day of the Girl Child

RSS Focus On Women Blog

  • Dreaming and Finding My Purpose
    These days there’s a lot of talk about how to build a meaningful life. Self-help books on the topic abound, and you’ll find no... The post Dreaming and Finding My Purpose appeared first on Live Your Dream.
    Karen Rauppius
  • Students raise $3,414 to help women and girls
    Mr. Stem is an all-male “beauty pageant” for Downingtown STEM seniors. At its best, it is a critique of society’s perception of beauty and... The post Students raise $3,414 to help women and girls appeared first on Live Your Dream.

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