Entertainment Clipping from Oxnard Press Courier, Fri, Nov 15, 1968.

Clipped from US, California, Oxnard, Oxnard Press Courier, November 15, 1968

“We pledge ourselves to tolerance, sincerity,friendship and service.”This is the motto of the Soroptimist Club of Oxnard which celebrated its 23rd birthday, Wednesday night, at the Colonial House.Mrs. .Jerry Wells, Soroptimist president, gave a brief history on the club at the dinner, takingmembers and guests along the path of Soroptimistservice beginning on Nov. 3, 1945, to the present.The group began with 21 members and the first president was Mrs. Bonita McFarland. Their first project was participating with other women’sclubs in a one-day E Bond drive.Over the years, the many projects culminatedby the group included a Girl Scout House, the presentation of the annual Woman of the Year award, presentation of many scholarships and camperships, and the donation of both fountains at the community center and auditorium. The club also established the American Field Service in the area and financed the first foreign exchange student.The newest project is the establishment of a Family Counseling Service. To date, members have raised* $25,248 for community projects and donated 11,082 service hours.Mrs. Wells told the group, “We are rightly proud of our accomplishments and pledge the next 23 years to the community.