The Soroptimists have found their secretary/treasurer right here in Coquitlam.
The Philadelphia-based volunteer organization has selected Angela Bunting as its secretary/treasurer of the board of directors for a one-year period.
The Soroptimist Club, an international volunteer organization for business and professional women, works to improve the lives of women and girls in local communities and throughout the world.
As secretary/treasurer, the Coquitlam resident will participate in strategic planning and program development in an effort to help the organization increase the overall collective impact it has on women and girls around the world.
Bunting is a member of Soroptimist International of the Tri-Cities B.C., one of 3,100 Soroptimist clubs that improve the lives of women and girls through volunteer projects in the community.
A member since 1989, Bunting has held several leadership positions including regional governor, club president and president-elect.
Bunting is a home care nurse for Fraser Health Authority, as well as a faculty member at Douglas College. She holds a nursing degree from the University of Dundee in Scotland.
In addition to her Soroptimist activities, Bunting served a two-year term as a committee member of the Crossroads Inlet Hospice Society.
The Soroptimist Club's major program, the Women's Opportunity Awards, provides cash grants for women seeking to improve their lives with the help of additional education and training.
Each year, about $1.5 million is disbursed to deserving women through this award-winning program. Soroptimist's programs are delivered through a volunteer network that includes members and its online community, LiveYourDream.org.