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Soroptimists to host annual conference Oct. 14

For The Madera Tribune

Dream It, Be It attendees during the 2016 conference.


Soroptimist International of Madera will host its third annual Dream It, Be It girls conference Oct. 14, a free, day-long conference for high school girls, who will learn about career opportunities, setting and achieving goals, and overcoming obstacles to success.


“Because we don’t expect that all girls will know what they want to do for the rest of their lives, and we also know that plans change, the skills developed through the day can be applied to any goals the girls identify throughout their education and careers,” said conference chair Stella Moosios.


The Dream It, Be It event will take place at the Madera County Social Services Conference Room, 700 E. Yosemite Ave., from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.


Throughout the day, the girls will attend sessions based on: Discovering Your Dreams, Exploring Careers, Creating Achievable Goals, Rising Above Obstacles, Turning Failure Into Success, Balancing Your Stress and Putting Dreams Into Action.


A keynote speaker will talk during lunch about her journey overcoming adversity.


The conference will also provide the girls with goodie bags and an opportunity to win prizes throughout the day.


The theme of the conference will be “shoot for the stars.” The free conference is limited to the first 100 girls, ages 14-18. To ensure a spot at the conference girls will need parent approval.


Applications are available at the high schools. Students can pick them up from their counselors, principals and vice principals, or contact Tim Riche. Parents and students are also welcome to contact Soroptimist’s conference chair, Stella Moosios, for more information and an application.


You may reach her by email or by calling 232-6801.