November 10, 2022, Vista, CA—Soroptimist International of Vista and North County Inland hosted the North County Anti-Human Trafficking Collaborative meeting on Thursday, November 3, 9 a.m., at United Methodist Church of Vista’s Fellowship Hall at 490 S. Melrose Ave., Vista. Guest speaker was Don Meredith, Rancho Santa Fe Rotarian, who was inspired by the RSF Rotary’s focus on human trafficking. After listening to multiple speakers at weekly Rotary meetings on the topic he became aware of the severity and extensiveness of human trafficking around the world. He wanted to help, and the idea simply came to him in a dream! The Signal! This SOS Signal, a quick hand gesture for victims to let bystanders subtly know they are in distress and that they “Need to Get Help!”

L-R: Kaysee Morota, Liz Ferguson, Jacque Howard, Terry Haskins, Don Meredith, Kaye Van Nevel and Donna Weber

The next meeting is in January. The event is free to the public, and coffee and pastries will be provided. For more information contact:
Kaye Van Nevel at or visit

ABOUT THE COLLABORATIVE: The North San Diego County Anti-Human Trafficking Collaborative is a Program of Service of Soroptimist International of Vista and North County Inland in partnership with United Methodist Church of Vista. The Collaborative is a diverse group of individuals and community organizations committed to eliminate human trafficking and modern day slavery. Our mission is to raise awareness of human trafficking, provide a platform to share information, improve services, educate ourselves and the public, and advocate for policy and legislation related to human trafficking. Our Collaborative Meetings are held bi-monthly on the first Thursday of the month from 9 am to 10:30 am in the Church’s Fellowship Hall (lower level) at 490 S. Melrose Drive, Vista. Admission is free and all are welcome. Complimentary coffee and pastries are be available. 

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