Hi, it’s Michelle Hubbard typing with goosebumps all over my arms because I’m SOOOO excited about all Soroptimist Internation of Oxnard is up to!!

First is the triumph of our signature fundraiser, “Bras for a Cause”. OMgosh what a fantastic event we created on October 25th at the Pacific Corinthian Yacht Club! The décor in pink, lace, taffeta and bows, may have been misleading because we also had bras so beautifully created they were works of art, raffle baskets with treats beyond description, and a silent auction with items that included a lap top. Of course there was yummy food, including adorable mini bundt cakes.

The stars of the fundraiser were the comfort kit that is lovingly created by the hands and hearts of our club and delivered to patients after mastectomy surgery, the strength of breast cancer survivors, and the generosity of all who participated, contributed and donated. While this was only our second year hosting this event, it was an unqualified success with both attendance and funds raised exceeding last year. Soon we begin planning how to make next year’s event more powerful.

So, what’s next? Colors, easels, canvas, and – wine of course!! On Wednesday November 11th, we’re hosting “Find your Inner Van Gogh” at Painted Cabernet in The Collection in Oxnard, from 5:30pm to 8:30pm. This event is open to everyone – even if you’re not a member, and even men! The cost is $50 per person and funds raised will go to support our efforts to stop human trafficking. For more information and to RSVP contact Debbie Gohlke, godebbie54@yahoo.com.

As you can tell from our website and Facebook page, we are women who love to laugh, share the love we have for our community, and eat good food! Want to check out one of our meetings and see us in person? Our next meeting is Wednesday November 18th, 7:30am at the Courtyard Mariott in Oxnard. Along with serving a breakfast buffet, Caroline Prijatel- Sutton will be speaking on the subject of Domestic Violence. Let me know if you can join us, I’ll save a seat next to me and introduce you to everyone.

If you have any questions about our club, or are not ready to join but want to make a donation, or want to RSVP for our next meeting, please call me at 805.814.6884 or email me at MichelleHubbard4u@gmail.com.