Soroptimist International of Bend will celebrate its 70th anniversary at the Des Chutes Historical Museum in downtown Bend from 1 to 3 p.m. on Oct. 19.
Chartered in 1943, Soroptimist, which means “best for women,” has helped dozens of nonprofit groups in the community, including the Golden Age Club, Saving Grace, the Bend-La Pine Head Start program, Nancy’s House, J-Bar-J Boy’s Ranch, Meadowlark Manor, Meals on Wheels, Cascade Child Treatment Center and the Easter Seals Telethon.
It also helped launch a Partners in Transition program that assists women and families who are at risk of being homeless and gives women scholarships to help them start or finish their college educations.
For more information about the anniversary celebration or to request an invitation, email chapter president Denise Maimone at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 937-903-8354. Space is limited for the event.
Soroptimist is also hosting a holiday evergreen sale through Oct. 28.
The evergreens include fresh wreaths, garlands and centerpieces. The annual fundraiser benefits Soroptimist scholarships/awards and local nonprofits.
Orders must be made by Oct. 28. The evergreens will be delivered locally before Thanksgiving. Prices range from $17 for a deluxe centerpiece to $40 for a 25-foot Western red cedar garland. Payment by check or cash is required on delivery.
To order or for more information, contact the chapter at www.sibend.org, email@example.com or 541-389-2694.