(From press release) Every year, Soroptimist International of Davis hosts a Soup Night and Silent Auction one week before Thanksgiving. This year, the (virtual) event is more important than ever, as the service club’s primary fundraiser of 25 years – the beer booth at the Davis Farmers Market – was permanently canceled.
Community members are invited to pre-purchase a meal to pick up at Sudwerk Brewing Co., bid in an online auction, and learn about the club by watching a live YouTube broadcast on Thursday, Nov. 19. The auction and program are open to anyone in the U.S.
Orders are open through Nov. 15 for the meals, available for curbside pickup at Sudwerk, 2001 Second St., between 4 and 7 p.m. on Nov. 19. Selections include kabocha squash soup with a giant beer garden pretzel and green salad; Märzen bratwurst and slaw on a Village Bakery brioche bun with mixed-green and potato salads; and Linguica sausage with grilled peppers and onions, on a bun with mixed-green and potato salads. Each meal has the option to add an apple tartlet from Upper Crust Baking, and/or a selection of Sudwerk beers. Prices are $30 to $32 per meal, without add-ons. For an additional $20 donation, Soroptimists will offer contact-less delivery to Davis addresses.
Each meal ordered will be given a ticket to be eligible for prize drawings if they watch “SI Davis Live” on YouTube. To enter the drawing without a purchase, email firstname.lastname@example.org. The show begins at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 19. Enjoy games and entertainment while learning about the club, and how Soroptimists invest in the dreams of women and girls, locally and worldwide.
The silent auction is always a great way to kick off holiday gift shopping. Items are still coming in, but include groceries from Nugget; beer and wine from local breweries and wineries; wine tasting tours; rounds of golf at local courses; a Boreal ski pass; a record player from Armadillo Music; gift cards to stores and restaurants; haircuts; workouts; and fun gift baskets, among others.
All links to order meals, bid on the auction and watch “SI Davis Live” are available at https://www.sidavis.org/soupnight. Unable to purchase a meal but still want to support the club? Text “sidavis” to 88793 to make a donation.
Soroptimist is a global volunteer organization that provides women and girls with access to the education and training they need to achieve economic empowerment. It was founded in Oakland in 1921. Davis was chartered in 1954. Local members join some 75,000 Soroptimists in 122 countries and territories to contribute time and financial support to community-based projects benefiting women and girls. Its core values are gender equality, empowerment, education, diversity and fellowship.