Celebrate Fat Tuesday (Mardi Gras)
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Dining for $Dollars
Chubby’s Steaks, (215-487-2575)
5826 Henry Avenue
(between Walnut Lane and Jamestown Street)
Dining for $Dollars
sponsored by Soroptimist International of Roxborough
runs from 5:30 pm-Midnight
Chubby’s will donate 10% of all sales to support Soroptimist projects benefiting women and girls in the local community.
Eat In or call ahead (215-487-2575) for Take Out for a delicious selection of steaks, hoagies, char-broiled burgers, sandwiches, finger foods, daily specials, and Rich’s homemade chili.
For an online menu, go here:
Soroptimist is an international volunteer organization for business and professional women dedicated to improving the lives of women and girls in local communities and throughout the world. Soroptimist relies on charitable contributions to fund its programs.
Soroptimist members, professional and businesswomen, belong to local clubs, which determine the focus of volunteer work to their communities. The local club, Soroptimist International of Roxborough, PA, was chartered in 1949, and supports local non-profits:
- Center for Empowerment of Women and Girls (215-609-4360), 4401 Manayunk Ave. at Lyceum Ave.;
- Journey’s Way (215-487-1750);
- North Light Community Center (215-483-4800); and
- The Salvation Army (215-483-4120).
Each June the Roxborough Soroptimist Club gives two graduation awards at W.B. Saul High School—one for English and one for Agriculture.
The Roxborough Soroptimist Club participates in the following programs in the local community as well:
- Soroptimist Women's Opportunity Awards, which assists women by giving them the resources they need to improve their education, skills and job prospects;
- Soroptimist Violet Richardson Award, a program that recognizes girls' (ages 14-17) leadership and volunteer efforts;
- Soroptimist Ruby Award: for Women Helping Women, a recognition program for women who help other women and girls;
- Soroptimist Workplace Campaign to End Domestic Violence, an awareness campaign that targets domestic violence as a workplace concern;
- Soroptimists STOP Trafficking which raises awareness about sex trafficking; and
- Soroptimist Live Your Dream Campaign which aims to inspire women to live their dreams, and to encourage them to pass their good fortune on to others.
Upcoming coming events include:
Tuesday, May7, 2013 @ 7:30 pm
Spring Theatre Party at Old Academy Players in East Falls where Grace Kelly and Robert Prosky made their debuts!
Join Soroptimist International of Five Points Magneta, PA & Soroptimist International of Roxborough, PA.
Waiting for the Fat Lady to Sing is written by Nancy Frick, directed by Nancy Frick and Charlotte Higgins and produced by Mary Jane Fullam and Pat Pelletreau.
Pre-Show Reception at 6:30 pm
First Come-First Seated Begins at 7:00 pm
Air-Conditioning & Free Onsite Parking
Door Prizes & Refreshments
Opportunity to Purchase Raffle Tickets for Great Prizes!
Seating is limited so buy your ticket today!
$15 per Ticket
June 2013 Awards Celebration Banquet
(Date & Location to be determined)
Jamie-Claire Thanh-Tam Chau - Violet Richardson Award (1st place)
Abigail C. Turner - Violet Richardson Award (2nd place)
Shameka M. Henderson-Bailey - Women's Opportunity Awards
Karen J. Sears – Woman of the Year