Co-Presidents: Marya Malkovich Rosenthal and Ellen Chapin
Soroptimist International of Grosse Pointe (SIGP) has 63 members including 2 lifetime members as of July 2018. The structure and activities of the club begin with a board meeting the first Wednesday of each month and a business meeting the second Wednesday of each month.
SIGP awards two Live Your Dream Awards, a Virginia Wagner Educational Grant, and a Ruby Award for Women Helping Women. These awards are funded primarily by the Dine-Around-Town restaurant gift certificate raffle, Soroptimist Second Hand Sales and mini fund raisers which all members participate in.
For twenty plus years SIGP has given volunteer service to Positive Images, Inc., a residential therapeutic center for women recovering from alcohol and substance addiction located in Detroit.
Since 2008, SIGP has brought Human Trafficking awareness to the community through speakers, panel discussions, and the reading of the play, Body and Sold.
In 2012, SIGP established a Friendship Link with the Soroptimist International of Hikone, Shiga, Japan. We also have Friendship Links with Soroptimist clubs in Manchester, UK; Brisbane City, Australia; Quito, Ecuador and South Kolkata Wiil, Bengal.
We invite you to visit us anytime at www.grossepointesoroptimist.net or find us on Facebook: Grosse Pointe Soroptimist.
SI Grosse Pointe, Michigan
Top Row: Co-Presidents, Marya Malkovich Rosenthal and Ellen Chapin; President Elect, Karrie Blankenship; Vice President. Laura McCourt
Middle Row: Treasure, Mary Ellen Burke; Asst. Treasure, Bette Lepouttre; Secretary, Maureen Anthony; Asst. Secretary, Diana Langlois
Bottom Row: Past President, Aleksa Andjelkovic; Directors, Maddy Colavito, Nancy Solak and Caroly Barth