As part of a global volunteer organization, members of Soroptimist International of Big Bear Valley, Inc. are dedicated to improving the quality of lives of women and girls through programs leading to social and economic empowerment.
SIBBV 2019-2020 Board
In coming Board (left to right) Cindy Caretto, Lynn Fowler, Jeanette Harris, Dottie Saville
Susie Barnes, Helen Adams, Charlie Van Cleve, Donna Nicely, Joann Cecil, Donna McCintock
Soroptimist International of Big Bear Valley had a successful 2018-19 campaign according to club president Charlie Van Cleve. She reported the fundraising efforts during the club’s installation ceremony on June 27.
• $23,000 to Big Bear Middle School for the Student Assistance Program.
• $30,000 to Big Bear Valley Recreation and Park District to subsidize the Beyond the Bell program.
• $17,000 in scholarships to assist low income families for day care in the Beyond the Bell program.
• $12,000 in scholarships to Big Bear High School girls.
• $7,000 in grants for the Live Your Dream recipients (head of household mothers trying to finish secondary education).
• $6,400 to various organizations including Big Bear High school softball, Miss Big Bear scholarships, Mom and Dad Project, Odyssey of the Mind and AAUW Tech Trek sponsorship.
• $1,800 for mammogram screenings.
The total amount distributed is $97,200.
Donna McClintock Soroptimist Rookie Of The Year
Helen Adams (past recipient) presents award