Tag: Soroptimists

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 […]

Outdoor Friday Movie Series begins home stretch June 23

The 2017 Outdoor Friday Family Movie Series will enter its home stretch June 23 in Arkansas City with an animated film at the Wilson Park rotunda, located at 701 N. Summit St. “The Lego Batman Movie,” which was just released in stores last week, will kick off the weekend at […]

Turney, Biggs newest Rotarians; club hears Alzheimer’s, child care efforts

Sarah McNay, events coordinator for the Alzheimer’s Association Central and Western Kansas Chapter, addressed the Arkansas City Rotary Club on May 8. She discussed the disease, explained the association’s purpose and urged club members to support the Walk to End Alzheimer’s on Sept. 30 in Cowley County. Sarah Griggs, club […]

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” […]

Ark City Girl Fun Day promises fun, educational event April 8

The third annual Ark City Girl Fun Day is right around the corner. This event, sponsored by Soroptimists of Arkansas City and Power of the Purse, is put on for elementary school-aged girls. Some of the things to be emphasized during the event are activities in which the girls will […]

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 […]