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Kane is new Soroptimist leader

Soroptimist International of Poway officers are (from left) Linda England, past president; Jan Kane, incoming president; Cynthia Elizondo, president elect; and Patty Hall, first VP. (courtesy of Soroptimist International of Poway)

Kane is new Soroptimist leader

Jan Kane, a resident of Scripps Ranch, was recently installed as president of Soroptimist International of Poway.

Her motto for the 2022-23 club year is “Expand our influence … let’s do more.”

Soroptimist International is a sisterhood of women whose mission is to empower and uplift women and girls. This is done through various programs.

“Working with Crisis House and SI North County, we sponsor five apartments for women and their children escaping domestic violence,” Kane said. “This 12 to 18 month program allows them to move from dependency and abuse to a safe self-sustaining lifestyle. To date, we have assisted 71 families and 171 children to succeed.”

In addition, this past year the organization provided more than $14,000 in grants to women who are financial heads of their household.

Dream it, Be it is another career support program in which the group provides middle school girls the tools they need to achieve their education and career goals, empowering them to break cycles of poverty violence and abuse. Soroptimist International of Poway works in small groups in a classroom setting to provide the middle school girls with the information and resources they need to be successful.

“There is still much we can do, and we would like to let people know who and what we are,” Kane said. 

For more information about Soroptopist International, visit sipoway.org or email sipoway@soroptimist.net