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When SI of White Rock was chartered in March of 1950, it was truly an “International” group. Charter members were from White Rock, South Surrey and Blaine, Washington. We have raised funds for many organizations in our area such as: Alexandra Neighbourhood House, Atira Transition Houses, South Fraser Women’s Services Society and other organizations, to mention a very few.
Business Meeting Information
|Day:||2nd Tuesday, monthly|
|Time:||5:30 pm, dinner
7:00 pm, meeting
|Location:||a local restaurant|
|Contact:||President, SI White Rock|
Programs and Projects.
Live Your Dream: Education and Training Award for Women – Our Club level winner is given $2,000.
Violet Richardson Award – Our Violet Richardson Award winner receives $300.00 for herself, and $300.00 goes to her charity. We often have a luncheon around International Women’s Day in March to award our Violet Richardson and Live Your Dream winners.
ReSTART – This is our signature project whereby we give out kits of household items to women leaving Transition House. Each kit for the ReSTART program costs approximately $400.00. The kits contain, household goods, kitchen items, small appliances, bathroom fixings including towels and other necessities, and bedroom furnishings. Things we take for granted: toothbrushes, hangers, a full set of dishes. The list goes on and on. The joy we receive when we hear stories of how a woman broke down and cried, because it was the first time in her life that she has received a full complete set of dishes. How a new mom, gratefully expressed her thanks when we purchased a blender for her to make her own baby food. We cannot describe our feelings, knowing that so far, the many families that we have helped begin a new life, free from violence and fear, are STILL free and rebuilding their lives.
White Rock supports the Renaissance Campaign, the President’s Appeal each December, our SIA Club Campaign, and, the current S. I. International Project.
2007 Woman Making a Difference Luncheon
2008 Woman Making a Difference Luncheon
2008 Women in Film Festival
2009 Ladies Night Out
2009 Women in Film Festival
History of White Rock
With a population of 18,250, White Rock is located in the southwest corner of the Lower Mainland, forty-five kilometres from Vancouver and only five minutes to the Canada/US border. We are an exciting seaside community clustered around an eight kilometre sandy beach and the warm shallow waters of Semiahmoo Bay.
Because of the moderate climate, White Rock is a preferred retirement spot. The waterfront includes a promenade that is two and a half kilometres long, fully accessible to the disabled and parents with strollers. The heritage pier, train station, large beached “white rock” and colourful sidewalk cafes create a special ambience throughout the area.
A variety of specialty shops dot White Rock. From single-family homes on small lots, to estate lots and multiple family homes, White Rock has a wide selection of housing. Ocean views from some sites are breathtaking.