Tag: Soroptimist International

Soroptimists collect items for Mosaic, hear about organization’s ventures

Nancy Maier, Mosaic community relations officer, and Leslie Lackamp, Mosaic executive director, spoke with the Arkansas City Soroptimist Club recently about the services their organization provides to individuals with intellectual disabilities. Mosaic was founded 104 years ago to “provide a life of possibilities for people with intellectual disabilities.” The organization […]

Ark City chapter of Soroptimist International celebrates 70 years in 2017

The local Soroptimist International chapter in Arkansas City is celebrating its 70th year of existence as a club. On April 28, 1947, Soroptimist of Ark City’s installation meeting was held at the Osage Hotel, where 25 charter members celebrated a new civic club in Ark City. The local club wished […]

Soroptimists seek clothing, supply donations for Wichita Children’s Home

Soroptimist International of Arkansas City is seeking donations for the Wichita Children’s Home. “Since (Cowley County) Safe Homes isn’t around anymore, we’ve decided to give to the Wichita Children’s Home,” said Soroptimist Jill Hunter. “They have extended their services to help (people) in our area.” The Children’s Home is in […]

Arkansas City Soroptimists receive Lucy Keller Dreams in Action Award

Soroptimist International of Arkansas City was awarded the Lucy Keller Dreams in Action Award at the South Central Region Conference in April at Rockwell, Texas. The Dreams in Action Award recognizes an outstanding service project in each district of the region. This award was named in honor of Helen “Lucy” […]

Soroptimists welcome new members, hear from Circles, honor area girls

The Soroptimists of Arkansas City met Jan. 25 in the President’s Dining Room at Cowley College and presented area women with various awards. New members Christine Tanner and Kim Bay were welcomed to Soroptimist International. They received new member packets, SI pins and a fresh-cut yellow rose. Doug Teubner and […]

Soroptimists of Arkansas City working on annual nut sale fundraiser

The Soroptimists of Arkansas City are working on their annual nut sale fundraiser. There are many options being offered this year. Among them are: almond cranberry granola; almonds (roasted or natural); apricots; berry nut; black or light walnuts; cashews; dark chocolate almonds; honey roasted peanuts; mixed chocolate cranberries; pecan halves; […]

Soroptimists’ blessing boxes project provides food, toiletries for needy

Arkansas City has become home to two brand-new “blessing boxes,” courtesy of the Soroptimists of Arkansas City. Two club members, Brandy Williams and Suvanah Perdue, led the movement to create the blessing boxes, which hold common household necessities such as food and hygiene products. Residents who are in need of […]

Soroptimists of Arkansas City work to assist Kansas Veterans Home

Soroptimist International of Arkansas City had a meeting Dec. 14 in Cowley College’s Wright Room. Members brought hygiene items for the Kansas Veterans Home in Winfield, such as denture cleaner, mouthwash, deodorant, shampoo, conditioner, razors, aftershave and lotion. “Our veteran men and women do not have enough of these items […]

Graves Drug co-owner Price named to Union State Bank board of directors

Eric Kurtz, chief executive officer of Union State Bank, recently announced the election of Renee Price to the USB Board of Directors. “Renee is a highly respected small business owner who is extremely active within the Ark City and Winfield communities,” Kurtz said. “We feel fortunate to have Renee join […]

Beautification town hall meeting set for Oct. 6 at Senior Citizens Center

The City Commission of Arkansas City voted 5-0 on Sept. 20 to schedule a special town hall meeting to discuss beautification and code enforcement. The meeting will be at 7 p.m. Oct. 6 at the Arkansas City Senior Citizens Center, 320 South A St. The City Commission and the Beautification […]