Soroptimist of Ventura Donates More Stethoscopes to VC Nursing Students

In the fall of 2015, after much thought and consideration, the Soroptimist Club of Ventura (SI Ventura) decided to commit funds to donate quality stethoscopes to nursing students at Ventura College. Stethoscopes are an important, necessary and expensive part of a nurse’s arsenal of equipment.

Since that first fall semester in 2015, SI Ventura has handed out more than 30 stethoscopes, engraved with the Soroptimist logo, to Ventura College students. SI Ventura is confident that the recipients are off to a good start in their nursing education and will be able to use the stethoscopes throughout their nursing careers.

On Wednesday, February 8 a group of Soroptimist club members met the newest recipients of the stethoscopes, and were delighted to hear from the women and men themselves about what a valuable addition the donation has made to their education. Many of the students are returning to school and are on a very tight budget. They expressed such gratitude at having this necessary, high quality item provided for them by the Soroptimist Club of Ventura.

Soroptimist is a national and international service club for business and professional women with a focus on improving the lives of women and girls through programs leading to social and economic empowerment. For more information about Soroptimist and the Ventura Club please visit their web site at www.soroptimistventura.org or contact Sandra Masiel at 805-278-3607.

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STOP Human Trafficking & Sexual Slavery 10th Annual Event

Soroptimist International of Ventura joins with Oxnard, Camarillo, Fillmore, The Conejo, Santa Barbara and Simi Valley SI clubs to present the Stop Human Trafficking and Sexual Slavery Annual Event on March 8, 2017 at the St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 3290 Loma Vista Rd., Ventura.

This event includes an Community Walk at 5:30 p.m. followed by a Speakers Forum of experts at 6:30 p.m.

Speakers include:

  • Judith Porter, Deputy Sheriff, Ventura County Special Unit
  • Kristina Fitz, Mentor Survivor Advocate
  • Michael Munn, Ventura County District Attorney Investigator

This event helps raise awareness about this rapidly growing problem in Ventura County, the state of California, our country and throughout the world. Anyone can be trafficked regardless of race, class, education, gender, age, or citizenship when forcefully coerced or enticed by false promises. We are working on education, advocacy and involvement.

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SI Ventura Donates Stethoscopes to Ventura College Nursing Students

web_stethescopes.VC.college.2016Stethoscopes are an important and expensive part of a nurse’s arsenal of equipment. SIV, after much thought and consideration, committed funds to donate quality stethoscopes to nursing students at Ventura College.

Over the last two semesters, we have handed out 14 stethoscopes engraved with our Soroptimist logo. We have confidence the recipients will be off to a good start in their nursing education and will be able to use their stethoscopes well into their nursing careers.

On Monday, February 8 a group of SIV members met the recipients and were delighted to hear from the women themselves what a valuable addition our donation has made to their education. Many of the women are returning students with families and very tight budgets. They expressed such gratitude at having this necessary item provided for them by our Soroptimist Club.

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STOP Human Trafficking & Sexual Slavery Annual Event – March 9, 2016

fb.stop.human.trafficking.event.2016Soroptimist International of Ventura joins with Oxnard, Camarillo, The Conejo, Santa Barbara and Simi Valley SI clubs to present the ninth annual Stop Human Trafficking and Sexual Slavery Annual Event on March 9, 2016 at the Ventura County Government Center, 800 S. Victoria Ave., Ventura. This event includes an Awareness Walk followed by a speaking panel of experts from social service agencies, government, and law enforcement.

The Awareness Walk starts at 4:30 p.m., and the Panel begins at 6:00 p.m. Speakers for the panel include:

  • Shannon Sergey, Founder of Forever Found 
  • Von Nguyen, Santa Barbara Deputy District Attorney
  • Judith Porter, Deputy Sheriff, Ventura County Special Unit
  • Megan Riker-Rhineschild, Santa Barbara Human Trafficking Task Force

This event helps raise awareness about this rapidly growing problem in Ventura County, the state of California, our country and throughout the world. Anyone can be trafficked regardless of race, class, education, gender, age, or citizenship when forcefully coerced or enticed by false promises. We are working on education, advocacy and involvement.

This year’s event is being sponsored by the County Board of Supervisors. For questions about the event please call Debbie Gohlke at 805-320-5215.

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