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U.S. Attorney Alicia A.G. Limtiaco Keynote Speaker At Soroptimist Charter Night

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June 14, 2013

United States Attorney ALICIA A.G. LIMTIACO, U.S. Attorney for the Districts of Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands, was the keynote speaker at the Soroptimist International of Guam’s 35th Anniversary and the Soroptimist International of the Marianas’ 27th Anniversary Charter Night celebration held on March 8, 2013, at the Sheraton Laguna Guam Resort

Last year, U.S. Attorney Limtiaco was honored by both Soroptimist organizations as the Soroptimist Founder Region Ruby Award Recipient. The Soroptimist Ruby Award is an Award “For Women Helping Women” which acknowledges women who are working to improve the lives of women and girls through their personal or professional activities. Their efforts help to promote the issues that are important to the Soroptimist organization. She received this award for her efforts focusing on creating awareness that human trafficking and sexual slavery are a critical global problem.

U.S. Attorney Limtiaco has also a been guest speaker at the Soroptimist International of the Marianas’ (SIM) program meetings to talk to members about new laws surrounding domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking, encouraging members from organizations like SIM to find some way to be involved.

Guam has two sister Soroptimist organizations: The Soroptimist International of Guam (SIG) and The Soroptimist International of the Marianas (SIM). SIG and SIM are both volunteer service organizations for business and professional women and men. Soroptimists are professional and business executives of all ages, cultures and ethnic groups. Members represent a wide array of professions, including physicians, attorneys, teachers, artists, chief executive officers of companies, business owners and government officials. A Soroptimist is a leader in the community, engaging in awareness, advocacy, and action in the service of the community and society, making the world a better place of humankind. The name, Soroptimist, means “best for women,” and that’s what the organization strives to achieve. Soroptimists are women and men at their best, working to help women in the community to be their best. The heart of Soroptimist’s mission is to “make a difference for women” through volunteer service to the community. Projects are carefully chosen to address challenges unique to today’s women.

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