About Us- Soroptimist of Rockwall
Soroptimist is an international women’s organization for business and professional women who work to improve the lives of women and girls, in local communities and throughout the world. Almost 95,000 Soroptimists in about 120 countries and territories contribute time and financial support to community-based and international projects that benefit women and girls.
The Children’s Advocacy Center for Rockwall County occupies The Soroptimist
House, and is our main service project. Soroptimists have subsidized the rents and utilities from the very beginning of the project. We will continue to raise funds, volunteer and assist the CAC in any way we can to help provide much needed services to the children of Rockwall County who are victims of sexual abuse, assault and neglect. We are very proud to be a Founding Member of the Children’s Advocacy Center for Rockwall County.
STARS stands for Soroptimist Toasting Area Retired Seniors. Once per quarter and at Thanksgiving and Christmas, our Club members celebrate the birthdays of the seniors living at Reese Manor (Gov’t Low Cost Housing on Lake Meadows) with a themed Sunday luncheon prepared by the Club members and gift cards.
WomenAid refers to our annual fundraiser that has consisted in the past of Rockwall Idol, Lassos and Lace, and recently, Rockwall Country Fair.
Susan Faulkner Memorial Scholarships are given in May to senior high school girls in 3 local high schools. The memorial scholarships are named after member Dr. Susan Faulkner, a professor at Trinity College.
Live your Dream Is a monetary award given to women who provide the primary financial support for their family and are enrolled in or accepted to a program to improve their education, skills and employment prospects.
Dream it, Be It: Career Support for Girls which targets girls in secondary school who face obstacles to their future success. It will provide girls with access to professional role models, career education and resources to live their dream.
International Goodwill We support women entrepreneurs that are looking to create a better future for themselves, their families and their communities through the lending of micro loans. As loans are repaid, we continue to re-loan those amounts.