Photos and Videos of Soroptimist International of Vista and North County Inland Events and Members. Visit our website for more information.
- 64th Birthday Bash
On March 21st, our club celebrated our 64th year of existence with a Potluck Birthday Bash at the Boys & Girls Club of Vista. Our club was chartered n March 23, 1953.
- Soroptimist Women's Award Gala (SWAG)
- February Program Meeting
- S.O.L.T. Brunch at Thora's
- Sherry & Jenn's Bon Appetit French Dinner FUNdraiser
- 11th Annual Human Trafficking Awareness Walk
Great turnout and good weather our 11th Annual Human Trafficking Awareness Walk on Saturday, January 21! Good job everyone!
- January Program Meeting
Past SIA President Sam Buchenau was the guest speaker at our January Program meeting at Shadowridge Golf Club.
- Human Trafficking Collaborative Jan. 5 Meeting
Our guest speaker was Tina Paulson of FACESS (Freeing American Children from Exploitation and Sexual Slavery)
- Holiday Party at Buca di Beppo's
- Wine & All That Jazz
Our November 4 "Wine & All That Jazz" fundraiser at the Belle Marie Winery in Escondido, featured great food and wine plus live jazz by the PCH Jazz band.
- November Collaborative Meeting
Guest Speakers were Jaimee Johnson of Sisters of the Street, who is a survivor of sex trafficking herself, and Matt Nelson from the Human Trafficking Task Force in Escondido.
- Afternoon Bunco Fundraiser
- Bubbly By the Bay FUNdraiser - Vacation Theme
- Joint Board Meeting
Our Joint Board Meeting potluck was again held at the lovely home of Judy and Vic Gregorie. Good kick-off for our new club year!
- Human Trafficking in our Own Backyard Panel Discussion
Kaye Van Nevel was one of the guest speakers at this event at the Vista Library.
- Club Planning Retreat (CPR)
- Installation of Incoming Board
- June Program Meeting (ROAST)
At our last Program Meeting of our fiscal year, we roasted President Dee Dee.
- Wine, Music and Art FUNdraiser
Melinda and Cherie's Wine Music and Art Fundraiser
- June Business Meeting
- Year in Review
- April 14 Salad Luncheon Fundraiser
- March 28 Dream It Be It at Boys & Girls Club
Live It Dream It program
- S.W.A.G. (Awards Gala 2016)
Soroptimist International of Vista and North County handed out over $24,000 in scholarships and grants at its annual Women’s Awards Gala on Saturday evening, February 27, 2016 at Palomar Estates East Clubhouse in San Marcos.
A $3000 cash award went to this year’s “Live Your Dream” award recipient, Vicki Gonzalez. This award is given to a woman overcoming hardship who is a single head of household. Over $11,000 in cash grants went to four local non-profits: Boys & Girls Club of Vista, Welcome Home Ministries, Casa de Amparo, and Leap to Success. In addition, two women pursuing graduate degrees received a $5000 scholarships from The Club’s Charitable Foundation.
The Oscar-themed event included a Red Carpet, Dinner, Music, a Dessert Rush, No Host Bar and Money Bouquet Raffle.
- Dyana Preti's Glass Painting Class FUNdraiser
This was a personal project of Dyana Preti, net proceeds will go to our club's Service Fund. It was at ArtBeat on Main Street on Feb. 13. She may have another class, stay tuned for details!
- January Program Meeting
- 10th Annual Human Trafficking Awareness Walk
For Soroptimist International of Vista and North County Inland's 10th Annual Human Trafficking Awareness Walk on Saturday, January 16, 2016, we first rode the Sprinter to Escondido and back to pick up supporters, and then walked downtown from the Wave Waterpark, along Main Street to Vista Way, and back to the Wave. Lots of exposure for our cause. Thanks to all who helped and participated. Let's do it again next January (with bigger signs and a microphone)!
- Stop Human Trafficking Collaborative Meeting - January 2016
- New Member Inductions
- Holiday Party at Ciao's
- Sherry & Jen's Greek Dinner FUNdraiser
- Boo by the Bay FUNdraiser
Marge Swacker and Allison Metzler's "Boo by the Sea" Halloween FUNdraiser was great fun!
- Wine, Music and Art FUNdraiser
Cherie & Steve Wilson hosted this fundraiser and a good time was had by all. It raised about $2000 for our Live Your Dream and Stop Trafficking programs.
- August Program Meeting
Our program meeting for August featured speakers from San Diego Ovarian Cancer Association. "If I Only Knew Then What I Know Now." Three brave cancer survivors told us their stories and gave us valuable information about how to recognize the signs and symptoms of Ovarian cancer early enough to get the early treatment that is needed for survival. Take-away: If you experience any of the symptoms they mentioned, make sure your doctor doesn't just blow them off as something else, get tested! More info is at http://www.ocaofsd.org/
- 2015 Joint Board Meeting
Our 2015 Joint Board meeting was held at Judy Gregorie's lovely home.
- SIV Installation of Officers
- Vista Strawberry Festival
SI Vista had a booth at the Strawberry Festival. Thanks to all who helped!
- Soft Room for Oceanside PD Dept.
SI Vista and SI Oceanside-Carlsbad teamed up to furnish an interrogation room at the Oceanside Police Station.
- 2015 Salad Bar Luncheon
- Pirates of Penzance Meet & Mingle
Pirates of Penzance
Soroptimist Women's Award Gala
- District II Winter Meeting
Several members of SI Vista attended the District II Winter Workshop hosted by SI Rancho Bernardo.
- February Program Meeting
Our guest speaker was Chris Kates from New Haven Youth & Family Services. New Haven works with at-risk adolescent boys through an innovative education model that develops life/work skills in a healthy environment. For more info see http://newhavenyfs.org/
- 2015 Human Trafficking Event & Walk
Photos of the 2015 Human Trafficking Awareness Event
- January Business Meeting
- January Bunco at Thora's
- 2014 Christmas Party
- November Program Meeting
- Olive Elementary Millionaire FUNdraiser at Iron Fist
- November Business Meeting
- Human Trafficking Collaborative Meeting - November 6
The guest speaker for our November 6th Collaborative was Susan Johnson from Churches Against Trafficking.
- 2014 Boo by the Sea FUNdraiser
Marge and Allison's Boo by the Sea FUNdraiser for Halloween was a howling good time! Lots of great costumes.
- 2014 October Program Meeting
Our speaker for this Program Meet & Greet at the Spaghetti Factory in San Marcos was Attorney Patricia Andel, who spoke about Wills & Trusts and the differences, and why all women should have a Living Trust, not just a will. Very informative.
- September 2014 Program Meeting
We had a great turnout for our second program meeting at Old Spaghetti Factory in San Marcos. Our guest speakers were Hal Martin, Development Director of the San Marcos Chamber of Commerce, and Pam Rumer, President and CEO of the San Marcos Chamber.
- Eden's Sailing Adventure
- August 2014 Program Meeting
Our first Program Meeting for 2014-2015 was held at The Old Spaghetti Factory in San Marcos.
- 2014 Joint Board Meeting
For the 2014-2015 year, we will be holding our monthly business meetings at the Conference Room at ServPro of Carlsbad (located in Vista), which is owned by SIV member Eden Weinberger and her husband. On August 11, 2014 we held our annual "Joint Board Meeting" and enjoyed both the new location and the catered food from Rubio's.
- SIA Convention - Vancouver
- Installation 2014
Installation of 2014-2015 Soroptimist International of Vista Board, featuring Dee Dee Timmons as new President. This year we held it at 50 Barrels in downtown Vista. Photos by Jackie Piro and Karen Thompson, please upload yours if you have any using the drop box icon in upper right corner.
- June 20 Meeting - Thora Roast
At our June 20th meeting at Shadowridge Country Club, we "roasted" outgoing President Thoralinda Soyland.
- Salad Bar Luncheon
Our annual Salad Bar Luncheon was a huge success and raised $3500.
- March Program Meeting
We presented checks to three recipients at this meeting. This represents the second of two presentations, the other recipients received their checks at our program meeting in February. Today's recipients:
Operation HOPE - $1000
Vista Teen Outreach - $500
San Diego North Anti-Human Trafficking Collaborative - $1100
- Human Trafficking Collaborative Meeting - March 6
Guido Hajenius from iEmpathize and Truckers Against Trafficking was our guest speaker at the March 6 meeting.
- 2014 Live Your Dream Awards Gala
- February Program Meeting
We presented checks to four non-profits at this meeting. This represents the first of two presentations, the other recipients will receive their checks at our program meeting on March 21. Today's recipients:
Welcome Home Ministries Dental Program - $2000
Interfaith Community Services - Senior self-sufficiency and food assistance - $1000
Trauma Intervention Program (TIP) - Training for 10 women - $500
Hospice of North Coast - "Loss of Mother" program - $1000
- S.T.A.T. "Salute to our Mission Heroes"
Soroptimists Together Against Trafficking held their "Salute Our Mission Heroes" at Liberty Station in San Diego on Friday Evening, January 31, 2014.
The honorees include:
Daphne Phung – California Against Slavery/Prop 35
Ed Sousek – Andaz Hotel
Elizabeth Aguilar & Edward Sifuentes – U-T San Diego
PLUS a surprise honoree was our own Kaye Van Nevel, who was recognized for her efforts up in North County.
- January Program Meeting
Our Guest Speaker was Dana Nuesca of Seeds of Hope Costa Rica, an organization that provides a way out for trafficked girls, and sells jewelry made by them to support their efforts. Also, Jean Cole of United Methodist Church presented a check for $5000 to SIV for our efforts to raise awareness about Human Trafficking.
- 2014 Human Trafficking Awareness Event & Walk
Our 8th Annual Human Trafficking Awareness Event & Walk
- Christmas Party at Dee Dee's
- November Program Meeting
Our Program Meeting for November 15 at Shadowridge
Country Club was Byron Walls of California Crimefight. He spoke on the subject of Crime Awareness.
Mr. Walls has been speaking on the subject of crime safety since
1980, when he went to work for Citizens Against Crime (CAC) in
Nashville, Tennessee. From 1984 to 1996, Walls was Regional Director of CAC in Portland and Seattle, where he and his consultants spoke to over 20,000 people per year on this important subject.
We also inducted new members Katrina Haycraft and Danielle Taylor. They were sponsored by Eden Weinberger.
- DCR-District II Fall Meeting
- September 2013 Program - Burn Institute
September. 20 2013 Program Meeting: The Burn Institute
Guest Speaker was Amanda Hambly, of the Burn Institute.
The Burn Institute is a nonprofit dedicated to reducing the number of burn injuries and deaths In San Diego and surrounding Counties. Founded in 1972, the Insitute helped establish the UCSD Regional Burn Center. The Institute works to educated children and adults about fire and burn prevention, funds burn research and treatment, and conducts burn survivor support programs that help children and adults cope with the devastating psychological and physical effects of their injury. For more information visit their website at www.burninstitute.org.
- October 2013 Business Meeting
Some of our supporting Sponsors. More will be added.
- September Wine Tasting Program Meeting / Meet & Greet
- The Who's Tommy Theater Night Fundraiser
Kaye Van Nevel's Theater Personal Project was a night at the Moonlight Amphitheater to see The Who's Tommy.
- 2013-2014 Installation of Officers
- August Meet & Greet at PF Chang's
- June 22 Program Meeting (Roast)
We roasted President Thora at this meeting
- June 7 Business Meeting
At this meeting President Thora presented Soroptimist of the Year Award to Nelly Jarrous.
- 35th Annual Spring Conference - Desert Coast Region
May 17-May 19, 2013
Sheraton Carlsbad Resort & Spa
- SI-Vista Salad Luncheon 2013
Salad Luncheon 2013
- SI-Vista at Boys & Girls Club of Vista Luncheon
Soroptimist International of Vista attended Vista Boys & Girls Club 50th anniversary luncheon.
- 2013 Live Your Dream Gala
Soroptimist International of Vista's 2013 "Live Your Dream" Awards Gala at Shadowridge Country Club in Vista on Friday, March 8, 2013.
- Cherie and Aleta's Jewelry Making FUNdraiser
- March 15 Program Meeting
Program Meeting March
- SI-Oceanside-Carlsbad Salad Luncheon
- 2013 "Live Your Dream" Awardees
- District II Winter Meeting 2013
Photos taken by Jackie Piro at District II Meeting on Feb. 23, 2013. The camera was on the wrong setting for the first half, which produced photos that only picked up yellow leaving everything else black and white. This produced some interesting photo effects.
- Feb. 15 Program Meeting
- S.T.A.T. Event at Liberty Station
S.T.A.T. event at the Women's Museum in Liberty Station. We (Soroptimists Together Against Trafficking) saluted businesses and organizations that are making contributions to the fight against human trafficking. These organizations have stepped up and found unique ways to help victims, reduce demand and raise awareness about modern day slavery. The honorees were: Truckers Against Trafficking; The Body Shop; Change in Action and America’s Best Value Inns.
- Program Meeting on Vista Teen Outreach
Jan. evening meeting 2013
- The Tea Table FUNdraiser
- 2013 Anti-Trafficking Awareness Event/Walk
- Soroptiline Photos 2013
- 2012 SI-Vista Christmas Bunco Party
Dee Dee Timmons hosted a Christmas Bunco party at her beautiful home it was so much fun! Loved the animatronic life-sized Santa!
- December 2012 Business Meeting
- Fashion Show Fundraiser at ArtBeat on Main St.
Sunday, December 2
12 noon to 4 pm
Runway Fashion show fundraiser at ArtBeat on Main Street in Vista
THANKS TO ALL OUR SPONSORS:
ArtBeat on Main Street
Fifty Barrels Wine Group
North County Lifeline
Kenny's Kar Klinic
Rev. Marge Swacker, Harmony & Health Foundation
THANKS to our Vendors:
Fil Fou, Satori Designs, and Just for You handbags
Contributing Photographers: Jackie Piro, Runa Gunnars, Marilyn Campbell
- North County Lifeline Anti-Trafficking Conference
North County Lifeline "Project Life" Conference 2012
November 20, 2012
- November Program Meeting
- Jada Pinkett Smith Town Hall Meeting
November 1, 2012 Town Hall meeting on Human Trafficking at University of San Diego. Panelists included two rescued women who spoke about their experiences, plus Jada Pinkett-Smith, who has made eradicating sex trafficking a mission.See website HERE.
- North San Diego Human Trafficking Collaborative
Photos from our September 6, 2012 Meeting
- Solutions for Change Check Presentation/Luncheon
Photos from the Soroptimist Luncheon hosted by Solutions for Change.
- Head Shots
Head Shots of members and of award recipients
- Historical Photos (before 2011)
Photo scanned from prints of members of Soroptimists of Vista throughout the years. If you have photos you'd like included, email email@example.com and I will arrange to scan them and return the prints to you!
To view all our photo albums click HERE
- Eden's Sailing Adventure FUNdraiser
Eden Weinberger's personal project was a sailing adventure fundraiser complete with appetizers and assorted beverages (including declicious Margaritas made by Mark Weinberger). Let's do it again next year! That was FUN.
- An Evening To Remember
Vista Soroptimists were at the September 22, 2012 Fundraising Dinner to benefit Solutions for Change. Rudy Giuliani, 107th mayor of New York City (1994-2001), was the featured speaker at La Costa Resort & Spa.
- Wine Pairing at Cherie's
Cherie's personal project raised over $1000. AND we had a great time, Wine pairing and lots of fun! Thanks Cherie and Steve!
- Business Meeting
SIV Business meeting on Friday, September 21 at Shadowridge Country Club.
- Leslie Huyck
We lost our wonderful Soroptimist sister Leslie Huyck to cancer on Friday, September 14, 2012. Here are some photos of Leslie, who was beautiful, inside and out.
- S.T.A.T. Meeting Sept. 2012
S.T.A.T. (Soroptimists Together Against Trafficking) meet in San Diego to discuss campaign YES on Prop 35 strategies.
- Program Meeting at ArtBeat
We held our first evening program meeting at the ArtBeat art gallery in downtown Vista. Wonderful place to have a meeting. President Thora gave a presentation and showed a video about the new Live Your Dream website and several new faces showed up interested in learning more about our Club. PHOTOS by Arthur Williamson.
- Football Books
Ever wonder what the heck a football book is? I know I did. Here they are! This is a fundraiser for SI-Vista - buy a bunch and sell them to your friends and relatives!
Donate $30 to Soroptimist International of Vista per book
All proceeds benefit the SI-Vista Service Fund, which supports local and international projects to help women and girls.
Opportunity to win $50 each week
1st Prize: $200 cash
2nd Prize: $100 cash
3rd Prize: $50 cash
To purchase, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or to pay online go HERE
- S.T.A.T. Walk 2012
On Saturday, August 25th, Kaye Van Nevel of SI-Vista joined with members of STAT (Soroptimists Together Against Trafficking) for a 5K Justice Walk at Liberty Station, San Diego. The Walk was sponsored by C.A.S.E. (California Against Sexual Exploitation). This active statewide organization circulated petitions and received enough signatures to place Prop. 35 on the November ballot. If passed, this important bill will increase the penalties for perpetrators of sex trafficking. For more information: http://www.caseact.org/. Come election time, Vote YES on Prop 35!
Photos courtesy SI-La Mesa and SI-La Jolla.
- Oceanside Health & Wellness Fair
Cherie Wilson, Kaye Van Nevel, and Dorothy Thompson at our booth at the 2012 Oceanside Health & Wellness Fair on August 9, 2012.
- SIA Convention - Hawaii 2012
Photos from the Convention, starring Thora, Nelly and Cherie.
- Joint Board Meeting 2012
- President's Retreat
President's Retreat at Lilac Hills Ranch
Saturday, July 28, 2012
59th Annual Installation of Officers
June 22, 2012, Nob Hill Clubhouse, Vista, CA
- Dropped off by Thora (email@example.com)
- Lunafest 2012
Photos taken at Lunafest in May 2012. This was a very successful fundraiser and we hope to do it again next year!
- DCR Spring Conference
Photos taken at Desert Coast Region 34th Annual Spring Conference, May 4-6, 2012 at the Westin South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa, California.
- 2012 Salad Luncheon
Our 2012 Soroptimist Salad Luncheon fundraiser
- April 2012
Soroptimist events in April 2012
- March Meeting - Funds Awarded
At our March 16 Luncheon meeting at Shadowridge Country Club, SI-Vista awarded over $6,000 in grant money to five local non-profts
- 2012 "Live Your Dream" Awards Gala
- Email Images
- 2012 Awareness Walk
Photos of the 2012 Awareness Event and Walk on January 21.
- December 2011 - Christmas Bazaar
From Christmas Bazaar, December 2011
- Dropped off by Steve Wilson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Our First Album - Test
This is a sample album of random photos. We can have a separate album for each event.
- Salad Luncheon and Bunco 2011
SIV's 2011 Salad Luncheon, and some photos from a 2011 Bunco party. Courtesy Runa Gunnars.
- SIV Awards 2011
Various Awards 2011
- SIV Holiday Bazaar 2009
Photos from Holiday Bazaar in 2009, courtesy Runa Gunnars.
- Live Your Dream Awards Gala
Various Logos to use on website