School Supply Drive...Need donations by August 6th
Posted on Tuesday July 03, 2018


Visit our Facebook Page for List of local businesses you can drop off donations too. THANK YOU!!





Back to School Summer Splash Bash Saturday, August 4th
Posted on Tuesday July 03, 2018

SATURDAY AUGUST 4TH AT
VALENTINE PARK ORANGE CITY
10AM-12PM
COME OUT AND HAVE FUN
This is a family friendly event and we had a blast last year. We had moms, dads, grandparents and kids all running around and having a great time. Be prepared to get soaked. Bring towels, drinks and pack a picnic lunch to enjoy together. We will have a toddler section for the little ones too.









40TH ANNUAL HAUNTED HOUSE BEYOND STRANGER THINGS
Posted on Tuesday July 03, 2018


This year marks our 40th Annual Haunted House!!
In 1978, the ladies of the Sorosis Club came up with a fundraising idea that has grown into our Annual Haunted House. It was an instant hit for the residents in our community and they look forward to coming back every year. Many local residents have come through as children and are now sharing the experience with their own grandchildren!
Beyond Stranger Things will open Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights from Oct 18th through Oct 27th starting at 7:00PM.Visit our Facebook Page for specific times. Each year our theme is changed to entice our audience and challenge their fears. Visitors are impressed with the creativity and special effects. Our scare factor is right up there with Halloween Horror Nights!!
It is only June but each of our set designers are busy behind the scenes and will soon bring their horrifying imaginations to life. Stay tuned and get ready to RUN…You will enter into a waiting area where our tour guides will walk you through three terrifying rooms before entering into our infamous dark and twisted maze. By this time you may be praying for the exit but two more rooms before being escorted OUT…forever.
Food and refreshments are available while you wait to take the tour.
It will take over 60 volunteers to transform our 3,000 square foot building into a functional tomb of terror.  The monies we raise go toward charitable contributions benefiting area children such as scholarships, school supplies and to maintain our club. We are in need of donations for the various costs associated with the production and creation of this event. Monetary donations are much appreciated and as we are a registered non-profit organization, your donation may be tax deductible.






Annual May Banquet
Posted on Monday May 21, 2018

New officers were sworn in at our Annual Installation Banquet held at Road House Grill. Our meals were delicious and we had a great time welcoming new members into the club and recognizing the dedication of all of our members.  A BIG Congratulations goes out to Ellee Massey who was nominated Woman of the Year!! We thank all of our members, their family, friends and all of the support we receive from the citizens, businesses, city and surrounding communities.
Our club was organized by a small group of women in 1958, who wanted to make a difference in their small town by focusing on the youth. Our fundraising efforts provide scholarships, school supplies, fun events, volunteer opportunities, food and gifts at Christmas. This tiny group ofwoman has grown tremendously and our annual celebration is a reminder to us all to stay true to ourselves and our mission, appreciate each other, help one another, and make that difference.
As promised....we have pictures!  Thank you Beth Riley for creating a great album on our Facebook page. 


The 2017-2018 officers are (Left to Right):
  President: Sheila Seymour (Not pictured)
1st Vice: Marcia Woods
 2nd Vice: Mary Soyak
3rd Vice:  Michelle Fowler (not pictured)
Correspondent Secretary: Laurie Scoton
  Treasurer:  Ellee Massey 
Recording Secretary: Angie Hoover,
 Haunted House Chairman: Julie Bertrand
  Parliamentarian: Marika Trembly




 Cheers to our Beautiful Woman of the Year, Ellee Massey! Thank you Ellee for all that you do for our club. You are a role model to all of us and to the women and youth in our community. We can never thank you enough for being Treasurer and working tirelessly behind the scenes all year long while putting in many hours at all of our events. Congratulations!

                                                    
Welcome aboard new members!! 


 



















Photo Pass Link for 2018 Annual Easter Egg Hunt
Posted on Monday April 02, 2018


Our Annual Easter Egg hunt brought hundred of families to Valentine Park on Saturday. With Easter just a week away, families enjoyed other activities during the egg hunt event. Kids were able to enjoy crafting, country games, bounce house, and even a chance to meet the Easter Bunny himself.
Congratulations to all of our winners!!,
Help us give a Shout Out out to all of the sponsors and volunteers who helped us to make this event so successful! Thank you City of Orange CityOrange City Fire Department, 
Suzy Edwards of Century 21 Choice PropertiesAngie Hoover for photo's,  Associated PrintKohl's Orange City, and all of the Sorosis Club members who attended the event, stuffed eggs, created beautiful gift baskets, building a new photo op area for the Easter Bunny and all of the other behind the scenes work that go into such a large event.

Photo Pass Link...click to view Easter pictures. We have added more to album and apologize for duplicates or photo's that may be out of order.
Instructions: Once you find your picture, click it. Click the edit, share or download icon located at lower, right side of screen. Download "original" size for printing. The medium size is perfect
 for e-mailing or blog.
Thank you Angie Hoover for taking these amazing pictures for us this year!!

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD PHOTOS








Annual Easter Egg Hunt - March 24th
Posted on Thursday February 01, 2018

          Easter Bunny will arrive by Fire Engine





CANCELED EVENT (dance with me)
Posted on Monday January 29, 2018






Food and Toy Drive from now until Dec 11th
Posted on Wednesday November 01, 2017








Lunch with Santa...Open to Public..Kids Eat Free
Posted on Wednesday August 16, 2017

Join us for holiday cheer and celebration as Santa and Mrs. Claus make their annual trip to the Orange City Sorosis Club to visit children for a special luncheon. Santa and his elves have scheduled their visit for Saturday, December 9th from 1-3:00 PM.

Enjoy a special kid friendly lunch, individual visit and photo with Santa. Santa’s Elves will share a special gift with each child so come out and visit while supplies last. After lunch you can find a place watch Orange City’s Christmas Parade which begins at 5pm.

Cost of Lunch: Children 12 and under are Free. Adult meal $2.00

Location: Orange City Sorosis Club 222 E University Ave Orange City FL 32763



Contact: 386-775-6814, ocsorosisclub@yahoo.com.
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Orange City Families can register for Christmas Assistance on Sunday November 5th or 19th
Posted on Monday August 14, 2017

OPERATION SANTA is now in full swing. Families who need Christmas assistance with food and toys can sign up at the Orange City Sorosis Club on Sunday, November 5th AND Sunday, November 19th from 1:00pm TO 3:00pm

Registration Requirements:

1.         PROOF OF RESIDENCY:
You must reside in Orange City and provide:
-Photo I.D. with current address AND
-Utility Statement
2.         PROOF OF INCOME:
            All Adults listed in household MUST provide:
            -Current paystub(s)
                        OR
            -Evidence receiving State/County Assistance such
             as Food Stamps letter reflecting all members in household 
3.         PROOF FAMILY SIZE:
            -You MUST have Birth Certificate(s) for your children OR
            -You MUST have official guardianship papers if you are not the parent 
4.         CHILDREN GRADES VPK-12:
            -Current report card or school ID card  

ALL OF THE ABOVE DOCUMENTATION IS NECESSARY TO REGISTER

To help us select gifts your child will enjoy, please give us an idea of toys they are wishing for that range between $10 and $30 each. Our goal is to provide each child with 3 gifts, a game and/or book, and stocking stuffers. The donations that we receive will determine the value and quantity of actual gifts your child(ren) will receive. Clothing and bicycle donations are limited and may be used. We do our best to make sure used items are in good or like new condition before including them in your gift packages.

Note, you can only apply to one charity for toys- please disclose applications made to other organizations as we do cross check.

NO LATE SIGN UPS WILL BE TAKEN EXCEPT UNDER EXTENUATING CIRCUMSTANCE OR IF OTHER ARRANGEMENTS HAVE ALREADY BEEN MADE WITH US PRIOR TO THE 24TH. CALL 386-775-6814 OR FIND US ON FACEBOOK TO LEAVE MESSAGE.





EACH family who is approved for assitance receives a large box of food, a turkey and gifts for each child between 0-17 years old or registered High School Students if over age of 17. We also provide our low income seniors with a gift certificate from a local grocer.
IF YOU DON'T NEED ASSISTANCE PLEASE CONSIDER 
DONATING. LAST YEAR WE SUPPLIED TOYS TO NEARLY 200
LOCAL CHILDREN. We are collecting canned food, new toys, new bikes or cash donations through 12/11/17. We then inventory what we have and go shopping for the rest.

We are a small organization and limit our assistance to Orange City residents in an attempt to take care of our own community. If you or someone you know is in need and in lives outside of Orange City please contact your Chamber of Commerce for a list of charities in your area.
http://volusia.org/economicdevelopment/chambers.htm
Several area agencies and programs are seeking donations for the holidays or will provide help to needy families. Here are a few:
• Dream-A-Wish Foundation, 386-682-6404.
• Toys for Tots Volusia, 386-676-9056 ; Toys for Tots Daytona Beach, 386-257-3163 ; Toys for Tots DeLand, 386-740-7117; Toys for Tots Flagler County, 386-445-5880.
• Salvation Army of East Volusia and Flagler County, 386-236-2020 . Salvation Army of West Volusia, 386-738-2406.
• Gifts of Love 386-423-5257.
• Project Care needs donations to help homeless people and people with mental illnesses in group homes, 386-252-3594.
• Santa to a Senior  386-255-0645.





Holiday One Stop Shop Fundraiser
Posted on Monday August 14, 2017

Everyone is invited!!! 

The Orange City Sorosis Club is hosting Holiday One Stop Shop fundraiser to support children in our community. Local Crafters, Lu-La-Roe, Trades of Hope, Tupperware, Thirty-One & Young Living will help you find the perfect Christmas gift for a loved one. Nov 12th 2:00-5:00pm. 222 E University Ave Orange City. 386-775-6814.






Summer Splash Bash Photo's
Posted on Sunday August 13, 2017

Our First Annual Summer Splash Bash was lots of fun!! Moms, Dads, kids, and Grandmothers grabbed water guns to join in the end of summer celebration!!  We look forward to hearing your feedback and cant wait to plan for next years event. We have our Annual Haunted House coming up and Operation Santa right after. Stay tuned and if you are a student aged 16 or older please contact us about volunteer opportunities.

Here are some other photo's taken by Beth Riley at the event. She captured pictures of crafts, country games, cutest kids contest and the bounce house. More photos can be viewed on our Facebook Page.  "CLICK HERE" to see other pictures of the event.
















Summer Splash Bash
Posted on Monday July 17, 2017






Sorosis Club's Annual May Banquet
Posted on Friday May 19, 2017

New officers were sworn in at our Annual Installation Banquet held at Karlings Inn, Deleon Springs. A BIG Congratulations goes out to Marcia Wood, who was nominated Woman of the Year!! Thank you Beth Riley for taking such awesome pictures and video to cover our celebration. We thank all of our members, their family, friends and all of the support we receive from the citizens, businesses, city and surrounding communities. Our club was organized by a small group of women in 1958, who wanted to make a difference in their small town by focusing on the youth. Our fundraising efforts provide scholarships, school supplies, fun events, volunteer opportunities, food and gifts at Christmas. This tiny group ofwoman has grown tremendously and our annual celebration is a reminder to us all to stay true to ourselves and our mission, appreciate each other, help one another, and make that difference.































We are incredibly grateful for everyone who supported Operation Santa...what a difference you made!!
Posted on Tuesday January 17, 2017








Posted on Monday December 12, 2016

Thank you for joining us at our annual Lunch with Santa Event! Santa and Mrs Clause enjoyed spending time with the children and listening to their wishes.  All kids were
 provided with a free lunch, time with Santa along with coloring books and crayons to take home.  
CLICK HERE FOR LUNCH WITH SANTA PICTURES
A special Thank you to Jim Riley for taking
 the pictures for us this year.





Lunch With Santa....Free to Public...Kids eat Free
Posted on Thursday November 03, 2016

Join us for holiday cheer and celebration as Santa and Mrs. Claus make their annual trip to the Orange City Sorosis Club to visit children for a special luncheon. Santa and his elves have scheduled their visit for Saturday, December 10th from 1-3:00 PM.

Enjoy a special kid friendly lunch, individual visit and photo with Santa. Santa’s Elves will share a special gift with each child so come out and visit while supplies last. After lunch you can find a place watch Orange City’s Christmas Parade which begins at 5pm.

Cost of Lunch: Children 12 and under are Free. Adult meal $2.00

Location: Orange City Sorosis Club 222 E University Ave Orange City FL 32763



Contact: 386-775-6814, ocsorosisclub@yahoo.com.
LIKE US on facebook.











Orange City families can sign up for Christmas Assistance November 6th & 20th...
Posted on Monday October 10, 2016

OPERATION SANTA is now in full swing. Families who need Christmas assistance with food and toys can sign up at the Orange City Sorosis Club on Sunday, November 6th AND Sunday, November 20th from 12:00pm TO 2:00pm

Registration Requirements:

1.         PROOF OF RESIDENCY:
You must reside in Orange City and provide:
-Photo I.D. with current address AND
-Utility Statement
2.         PROOF OF INCOME:
            All Adults listed in household MUST provide:
            -Current paystub(s)
                        OR
            -Evidence receiving State/County Assistance such
             as Food Stamps letter reflecting all members in household 
3.         PROOF FAMILY SIZE:
            -You MUST have Birth Certificate(s) for your children OR
            -You MUST have official guardianship papers if you are not the parent 
4.         CHILDREN GRADES VPK-12:
            -Current report card or school ID card  

ALL OF THE ABOVE DOCUMENTATION IS NECESSARY TO REGISTER

To help us select gifts your child will enjoy, please give us an idea of toys they are wishing for that range between $10 and $30 each. Our goal is to provide each child with 3 gifts, a game and/or book, and stocking stuffers. The donations that we receive will determine the value and quantity of actual gifts your child(ren) will receive. Clothing and bicycle donations are limited and may be used. We do our best to make sure used items are in good or like new condition before including them in your gift packages.

Note, you can only apply to one charity for toys- please disclose applications made to other organizations as we do cross check.

NO LATE SIGN UPS WILL BE TAKEN EXCEPT UNDER EXTENUATING CIRCUMSTANCE OR IF OTHER ARRANGEMENTS HAVE ALREADY BEEN MADE WITH US PRIOR TO THE 24TH. CALL 386-775-6814 OR FIND US ON FACEBOOK TO LEAVE MESSAGE.





EACH family who is approved for assitance receives a large box of food, a turkey and gifts for each child between 0-17 years old. We provide our low income seniors with a gift certificate from a local grocer.
IF YOU DON'T NEED ASSISTANCE PLEASE CONSIDER 
DONATING. LAST YEAR WE SUPPLIED TOYS TO NEARLY 200
LOCAL CHILDREN. We are collecting canned food, new toys, new bikes or cash donations through 12/12/16. We then inventory what we have and go shopping for the rest.

We are a small organization and limit our assistance to Orange City residents in an attempt to take care of our own community. If you or someone you know is in need and in lives outside of Orange City please contact your Chamber of Commerce for a list of charities in your area.
http://volusia.org/economicdevelopment/chambers.htm
Several area agencies and programs are seeking donations for the holidays or will provide help to needy families. Here are a few:
• Dream-A-Wish Foundation, 386-682-6404.
• Toys for Tots Volusia, 386-676-9056 ; Toys for Tots Daytona Beach, 386-257-3163 ; Toys for Tots DeLand, 386-740-7117; Toys for Tots Flagler County, 386-445-5880.
• Salvation Army of East Volusia and Flagler County, 386-236-2020 . Salvation Army of West Volusia, 386-738-2406.
• Gifts of Love 386-423-5257.
• Project Care needs donations to help homeless people and people with mental illnesses in group homes, 386-252-3594.
• Santa to a Senior  386-255-0645.





Sonny's Spirit Night
Posted on Saturday October 01, 2016



Sonny's Spirit Night


Come on out to Sonny's B-B-Q the last Wednesday of every month to support the Orange City Sororis Club.  Just mention our name and a percentage of your bill will be donated to our club.  The mission of the Sorosis Club of Orange City is to contribute to the betterment of our community and promote the welfare of children and youth in the home and community. 





DEADTIME STORIES HAUNTED HOUSE OPENS OCT 20TH
Posted on Wednesday August 31, 2016

The Orange City Sorosis Club is busy scaring up new victims for our 38th Annual Haunted House! This year, DEADTIME STORIES, will open on Thurs, Friday and Saturday nights from Oct 20TH through Oct 29TH.


Each of our rooms is designed around our theme and our set designers are working on their strategies to scare and horrify even the bravest. Imagine your favorite fairytales coming to life....after dark. These stories may knock you into a deeper slumber then you bargain for. 

Stay tuned...

It will take over 60 volunteers to transform our 3,000 square foot building into a functional tomb of terror. Last year we had over 2,000 visitors come through raising over $10,000. The monies we raise go toward charitable contributions benefiting area children such as scholarships and school supplies. We are in need of donations for the various costs associated with the production and creation of this event. Monetary donations are much appreciated and as we are a registered non-profit organization, your donation may be tax deductible. 






Victory Casino Cruise...for September has been canceled.
Posted on Thursday August 04, 2016

Anyone who has signed up for our Sept 11th Fundraiser Cruise will be issued a refund. For the first time, we were unable to fill the bus but will plan for another event in Feb or March of 2017.

We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you all for your continued support of our club events. 

Victory Casino Cruises...sign up and pay by September 1, 2016
Don't be left Standing in the Parking Lot, sign up now.
Ticket is $45 and includes the following:
*Transportation/Boarding 
*Personal Victory Card
*$20.00 Free Play   
*$10.00 Food voucher
  AND
*FREE drinks while gaming

Download your Registration form: CLICK HERE 
When: Sunday, September 11th
Time:  9:30 AM Bus leaves promptly so be on time 
Where: Sorosis Club of Orange City, 222 E. University Blvd., Orange City, FL  32763
Cost: $45.00
If you are unable to download the registration form, please contact Ellee Massey at 386-775-4953 or send e-mail to smassey166@aol.com.
Proceeds will assist with Orange City Sorosis Club's mission to support the youth in our community,   through scholarships, school supplies, youth events and community outreach.





Sorosis Club Annual Banquet
Posted on Tuesday June 07, 2016

New officers were sworn in at our Annual Installation Banquet held at Antonio's Wood Fired Pizza in Debary. This celebration honors members for their dedication and marks the beginning of our new fiscal year 2016-2017. Read on to find our who our new WOMAN OF THE YEAR is....

Our Women's group is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of children in our community. We had the honor of being nominated for the Johana Knox Community Service award this year and were proud to have been recognized for our efforts. You can find out more about us and our initiatives by visiting our Facebook page and our website. 





The 2016-2017 officers are (left to right) as follows:
  President: Michelle Fowler, 2nd Vice: Sheila Seymour, 2nd Vice: Marcia Wood, 
3rd Vice:  Sue DeRuggiero,  Correspondent Secretary: Mary Soyak
Recording Secretary: Marika Tremblay,  Treasurer:  Ellee Massey and

 Haunted House Chairman: Julie Bertrand.  













New members were initiated into the club and we welcome, (left to right), Laurie Scotten, Mary Sauer-Schroeder, Joyce Yoder, Cheryl Anthon, Yoanit Potter and Renee Crenshaw. Welcome aboard!!
2016-2017 Woman of the Year is Suzie Edwards. Congratulations! 


 Our Collect 

Keep us, O God, from Pettiness;
Let us be large in thought, in word, in deed.
Let us be done with fault-finding
And leave off self-seeking.
May we put away all pretense
And meet each other face to face,
Without self-pity and without prejudice.
May we never be hasty in judgment
And always generous.
Let us take time for all things;
Make us to grow calm, serene, gentle.
Teach us to put into action our better impulses,
Straightforward and unafraid.
Grant that we may realize it is the
Little things that create differences;
That in the big things of life we are at one.
And may we strive to touch and to know
The great, common human heart of us all,
And, O Lord God, let us forget not to be kind.

Mary Stewart,  April 1904

Our annual banquets are a time to celebrate the end of a successful year. Each meeting begins with The Pledge of Allegiance and reciting our Collect. We then discuss current events and upcomming programs.  










EASTER EGG HUNT PHOTO LINK
Posted on Monday March 21, 2016

At our annual Easter event volunteers hid thousands of eggs, 2 prizes were awarded for each age group, and kids were provided a free lunch. A very special thank you goes to The City of Orange City for providing a bounce house and to the Orange City Fire Department for delivering the Easter Bunny with sirens and flashing lights. The children enjoyed a free lunch, egg hunting and visiting with the Easter Bunny.

CLICK HERE FOR PICTURES
































Sorosis Club Volunteers worked hard to bring this event together.  Any suggestions or comments are appreciated. Feel free to post your ideas and opinions to our blog or our facebook page. Click on the link provided to access your photos. If you have any difficulties, please give us a call or send an
e-mail for asssistance.


https://www.facebook.com/ocsisters
ocsorosisclub@yahoo.com 
386-775-6814



CLICK HERE TO RENT OUR BEAUTIFUL AND SPACIOUS HALL





A VERY SPECIAL THANK YOU TO OUR SUPPORTERS, SPONSORS AND VOLUNTEERS
Posted on Monday January 04, 2016

 


      Sorosis Club’s 2015  
Operation Santa




Thank you  so very much for contributing to our Operation Santa program!  Our 2015 Food and Toy Drive  was an amazing success made possible by your generosity. We are incredibly grateful for your efforts, whether as a supporter, sponsor or volunteer.

The Sorosis Club’s mission – the very reason we exist – is to contribute to the betterment of our community and promote the welfare of our youth. Our Operation Santa program is our greatest annual benefit and would not be possible without the support of our community.

Choosing what organization to donate to at Christmas time is not always easy and we are so grateful you chose to donate to Operation Santa. With your help, each of our Senior Citizens received a $30 gift card to a local grocery store. We served 80 families with children, 23 Senior Citizens and several low income individuals received a food box.  Each household received a turkey and trimmings along with milk, butter cheese, bread, and a week or so of non-perishable foods.  178 children each received 3 quality gifts selected specifically for them.  We also distributed games, books, puzzles, stocking stuffers, clothing, hats, shoes and blankets.  Your thoughtfulness brought hope and happiness into the hearts of those in need. We cannot think of a better way to celebrate the magic of Christmas. On behalf of our club members and volunteers who have made Operation Santa possible, thank you.

You can read more about our organization and our initiatives – and your important part in it – on our website by logging in at http://sorosiscluboforangecity.com. You can also find us on Facebook where you can find our current events information.

Have a Happy and Healthy New Year

Sincerely,
Gina Pronovost, Amy Briggs, Marcia Wood and Nikki Ferency
Operation Santa Directors
Orange City Sorosis Club 



                                                       222 E University Ave Orange City FL 32763 386-775-6814.               





Dinner with Santa Photo Link
Posted on Sunday December 13, 2015

Thank you for joining us at our annual Dinner with Santa Event! Santa and Mrs Clause spent time with area children. All kids were provided with a free lunch, time with Santa and gifts. 
CLICK HERE FOR DINNER WITH SANTA PICTURES
Thank you Katherine Nguyen Photography

The Orange City Parade was enjoyed by all and the Sorosis Club was a proud winner of best overall catagory. Congratulations to the ladies who worked so hard on the float!