Soroptimist International is
a worldwide volunteer service organization for
business and professional women, working to improve
the lives of women and girls in local communities and
throughout the world. Almost 95,000 Soroptimists in
about 120 countries and territories contribute time
and financial support to community-based and
international projects that benefit women and girls.
SI Vista and North County Inland was chartered on
March 23, 1953 and has approximately 40 active
members. We are part of the Desert Coast Region,
Soroptimist International of the Americas.
you for considering a gift for Soroptimist International of
Vista and North County Inland and for its mission of improving
the lives of women and girls.
appreciate your support and pledge that your total
contribution goes to our community service fund, which
supports women and children's programs in the community.
We meet at noon on the 1st Fridays of each month except July and August.
Our Program meetings are held on the third Friday of the
month at the Shadowridge Country Club in Vista. Please
check our Calendar page for details.
18-20 - Desert Coast Region Spring
Conference in Orange County
May 24 - Training for those
participating in Vista Village
Business Association Walk on May 31.
9am or 5 pm at Civic Center in Vista
May 31 - VVBA walk. See Paula Nix
for more information
September 15 - A Night at the
Museum: Casino Night at the Vista
Historical Society. 2317 Foothill
Dr. 6-10 pm. More details to come!
Awards $2,500 to Alabaster Jar Project
Susan Johnson (left) from
Alabaster Jar Project receives
$2,500 to assist in their mission
of empowering survivors of human
trafficking. Kaye Van Nevel
(right) is Chair of the Human
Trafficking Awareness committee
Nominated for "Best Non-Profit
of the Year"
Being chosen as one of only
three nominees for ?Best Non-Profit
of the Year? by the Vista Chamber of
Commerce was an honor. The annual
Heroes Of Vista gala was held at Cal
State San Marcos on April 13th, and
7 of our members were able to
attend. The Chamber also interviewed
Jean Barnebee, Thoralinda
Soyland,Kaye Van Nevel, Ellen Clark
and Assly Sayyar. Check out the
Your Dream: Women's Empowerment
Every year, Soroptimist
International of Vista, San Marcos and
Escondido gives education grants to women
who have faced extraordinary hardships,
yet are determined to pursue and achieve
their educational and professional goals.
Our program, called Live
Your Dream, was established to
help women obtain the skills, training and
education necessary to improve their
employment status and standard of living
for themselves and their families.
Awards are given to motivated women who
are the primary financial supporters of
their families and seek to improve their
lives by gaining additional skills,
training or education. Many of our previous awardees
are single mothers pursuing degrees at
local colleges and universities.These
cash awards are unique in that they are
meant to offset costs associated with the
recipient?s efforts to attain higher
education including tuition, books,
supplies, child care or transportation
help us make these women's dreams a
reality by donating to this unique
Your Dream Awards Gala, held March 10, was a
deserving women were awarded $5,000 each to help
them continue their education. Additionally,
each were given a laptop and printer.
Thanks to all who attended and a special thanks
to our sponsors: Tri-City Medical Center and
Modern Builders Supply. Also, a special thanks
to the employees of Datron World Communications
for their generous donation.