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Conference Hosted By Local Soroptimist International
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Following the Dream It, Be It curriculum, the Dream Pillows activity provides the opportunity for participants to write their dreams and aspirations on note cards and insert them inside their pillows to take home and place on their beds.

Local service organization Soroptimist International of Oakdale is sponsoring a “Dream It, Be It” conference for seventh through tenth grade girls who reside in Oakdale. The free conference will be held on Saturday, Oct. 21 at Oakdale High School’s library from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Gaby Ceja, Oakdale’s Distinguished Young Woman, will serve as keynote speaker. The conference will provide girls with access to professional role models, education, and resources to live their dreams. Sessions will include interactive presentations on discovering your dreams, setting and achieving goals, turning failure into success, and balancing stress. There will also be an Internet safety presentation.

For conference registration information, contact Nancy Lilly at (209) 607-7605, or E-mail The deadline to register is Monday, Oct. 16.

Dream It, Be It joins with the long-running Live Your Dream: Education and Training Awards for Women to create the “Soroptimist Dream Programs,” which provide sustainable, measurable change for women and girls, and ensure they have access to the education and training needed to reach their full potential and live their dreams. The Live Your Dream Awards assist women by giving them the resources they need to improve their education, skills, and job prospects.


Soroptimist International of Oakdale is part of Soroptimist International of the Americas, a cause-related philanthropic federation of clubs improving the lives of women and girls through social and economic empowerment. The Oakdale Soroptmists join 1,300 Soroptimist clubs in 20 countries and territories that empower women and girls through volunteer projects, such as cash grants for education, hands-on efforts to end domestic violence, career mentoring for girls, women’s health initiatives and many other community-based projects. For more information on how Soroptimist improves the lives of women and girls, visit