NAR Peace Garden

The NAR Peace Garden in Memory of Victims of Domestic Violence

Have you “liked” the NAR Peace Garden page on Facebook?  If not, go do it!  It’s the best way to stay informed of what’s going on there, and to see the latest pictures from the garden. Here is the name of the Facebook page for the NAR peace garden:  “NAR Soroptimist Peace Garden in Memory of Victims of Domestic Violence”.

Thirty-one blankets from SIBC members were dropped off Nov. 7 at the cancer
center at the Crossroads. All were made with love and we hope they brighten 31 people’s day.

THREE SI of Staten Island Members, including ONE past president
ONE SI of Manhattan Member
FIVE Ruby Award Honorees, including one of our upcoming honorees
ONE Community Service Award recipient
Linda Baran: President & CEO, SI Chamber of Commerce (2011 Ruby Award Honoree)
Kathryn K. Rooney: Chair, The Staten Island Foundation (1994 Ruby Award Honoree)
Adrienne Abbate: Executive Director, SI Partnership for Community Wellness (2015 Ruby
Award Honoree)
Orit Lender: CEO, JCC of SI (2023 Ruby Award Honoree)
Edwina Martin: Richmond County Public Administrator (Member and 2012 Ruby Award
Linda Dianto: Executive Director, National Lighthouse Museum (Member, SI of Manhattan)
Janice Monger: President and CEO, Staten Island Museum (Member)
Janet Dugo: Project Manager, Downtown Staten Island Commercial District (Member and Past
Kelly Vilar: CEO, Staten Island Urban Center (2021 Community Service Awards recipient)
Talk about stepping out of your comfort zone. It was way to early for this retired chick, but at 6:40 AM my friend Karen Gehers picked me up and we headed to the news studio to promote Soroptimists and their Live Your Dream Scholarships on WKOK Sunrise program.
Here is how it was listed on the schedule: 7:10am: Debbie Reichenbach, President, SUN Soroptimists and Karen M. Gehers, MBA, Treasurer, North Atlantic Region, Soroptimist International of the Americas on the mission and work of the Soroptimists locally and globally. We’ll talk about their century of helping women
and girls excel in life and work. We’ll talk about this year’s Live Your Dream opportunities, and the Ethel F Lord award, for which they urrently looking for nominees. Guests will be on the
WKOK Campus about 7am or so.
To mark World Food Day on 16th October, Cannock Soroptimists, their
families, friends and neighbours have again donated food items for the Cannock Food Bank. In this time of difficulty for everyone, Soroptimists are very grateful for everyone’s generosity. Vicky at the Food Bank was so pleased to receive almost 200 items from June and Trish. Vicky explained how very hard things are right now, every single tin or packet is a life line to a local family.

Lisa Malago, Soroptimist International North Atlantic Region District IV
Director, installs officers for SI West Shore; Assistant Treasurer, Corresponding Secretary, and

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