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Soroptimist’s “Jingle Mingle” Christmas event a huge success

The Soroptimists pulled off their 10th Annual “Soroptimist Jingle Mingle” event at the Museum and it was over the top: you felt like you were walking into a Christmas wonderland. This event is one of there major fundraisers for the group and the proceeds from the event support a number of San Jacinto-Hemet Valley Soroptimist programs including:


High School Scholarship Program- offering scholarships to graduating senior girls who have an interest and involvement in community service activities.


The “Live Your Dream Education and Training Awards for Women Program” is a program that assists women who provide the primary source of financial support for their families.  The program by gives them the resources they need to improve their education, skills and employment prospects.


Our 4th Annual Girl Power Conference for 6th & 7th grade girls enrolled in the San Jacinto Valley. Our next conference will be held March 2020 at Mt. San Jacinto College. The day is packed full of dynamic speakers, mini workshops to explore empowering ideas to show young ladies that they can do anything and live their dreams.
Walking around the Jingle Mingle you saw an amazingly creative collection of absolutely gorgeous holiday decor items which were given away in the raffle: additional raffle ticket were made available to improve the chances of winning. 


Attendees could stroll around in this “wonderland” setting and actually feel the Christmas spirit.  Then suddenly, you’d turn the corner and there was a Silent Auction area and you could place your bids on a variety of fantastic items, which was a great opportunity to get an early start on your holiday shopping or get something for yourself.


The San Jacinto High School Tiger Cafe Culinary Arts Program with instructors Debra Ward and our very own Soroptimist Jeannie Duistermars kept the delicious hors d’oeuvres coming out all night. Barbra Swanson, a Soroptimist, manned the chocolate table which never ran out of the finest chocolates. Tucked in the back corner, if you were 21 or older, the Soroptimist’s provided Wine tickets at $2.00 a glass. Bottled water or a cup of coffee was just a buck.


The whole event made you feel as if you were in a Christmas Wonderland and the attendees really enjoyed themselves. The Soroptimist Ladies really know how to create a Christmas Event.  We were all so grateful to the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California for allowing us to use the wonderful museum for this event .

Valerie Drummer, Soroptimist, said, “I love being a Soroptimist and I love to help women and girls to live their dreams.” If you could not attend this year make sure to mark your calendar for next year, it is an event you will not want to miss.

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