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Thank You: Soroptimists give thansk for wine-tasting fund raiser

June 25, 2002

Soroptimist International of Calexico hosted its fifth annual wine-tasting fund raiser. The theme this year was Noche Mexicana and was celebrated as part of a week's worth of festivities. In conjunction with the city of Calexico's 94th anniversary and the Calexico's Chamber of Commerce's Mariachi Festival, the Calexico Soroptimist celebrated its 55th year of service to the community.

The Soroptimist Club is comprised of executive and professional women, active for the betterment of the community. The heart of the Soroptimist mission is to provide volunteer service. Clubs identify the needs of the community and establish projects to address the needs. Projects can vary from protecting the environment, helping the elderly, helping people with disabilities, helping victims of domestic violence to providing scholarships for those who seek to improve their lives.

This year the wine-tasting fund raiser attracted over 300 guests from throughout the Imperial Valley and the networking among those in attendance was extraordinary. Our guests enjoyed a variety of wines, appetizers, arts and crafts, music, entertainment and prizes.


Credit for this phenomenal success is due to our members, our guests and especially the generosity of all our sponsors. I would like to thank: Quality Inn, Friendship Restaurant, Government Agencies Federal Credit Union, Northern Countries Title, Valley Independent Bank, Commonwealth Land Title, Golden Acorn Casino, Acuña for Assembly, Marina Mortgage, La Sombrilla, Wells Fargo Bank, First American Title Co., El Dorado McMillan, California Super Market, El Portico Self Storage, Portico Industrial Park, Casa Blanca Real Estate, Covilli Brand Organics, Rocha Trucking, Rasheed S. Rasheed, Law office of Molina & Korten, Wal-Mart, Union Bank, Yum Yum restaurant, Susan's Transports, All Valley Fence & Supply, Circle Produce, Novamex, KICO and KQVO, Inman & Moreno Associates, Imperial Valley Cheese, Inc., Vons, Garcia Foods, El Sol Market and Super Shopping.

Please know that these donations are very important for they help defray expenses allowing profits to go directly to the community's needs. It is with this assistance that we are able to extend our hands, and yours, to those less fortunate in our community and in our region. We thank you again for your generosity.



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