MARCH 15, 2020–In response to community concerns and to support current California policies, we are POSTPONING our April 3rd Live Your Dream Awards Gala to a later date, to be determined. Please check back, more information is forthcoming. We will be contacting current ticket holders. Thank you for your understanding.
POSTPONED: Our QuarterMania! Fundraiser at the Vista Optimist Club located at 600 Optimist Way, in the heart of Shadowridge in Vista HAS BEEN POSTPONED due to COVID 19. Stay tuned for updated information, we hope to reschedule it lfor ater this year.
Those who attended last November’s Quartermania (see slide show below) had a great time! Check it out!
Guest Speaker at the March 5 North County Anti-Human Trafficking Collaborative was Kathleen Thomas of North County Lifeline. As Clinical Training Coordinator for North County Lifeline’s Project LIFE, Kathleen provides trauma-reprocessing, intensive case management, victim advocacy, and psychotherapy to individuals who have experienced exploitation and trafficking in San Diego County.
Her presentation centered on two successful therapy modalities which are used to assist the clients at Project LIFE (Living in Freedom from sexual Exploitation). Both focus on the importance of recognizing the body’s sense of well-being and to learn how to reset the nervous system in response to trauma, large or small. The first, Trauma Resilience Model (TRM) uses 9 specific techniques and helps victims of major trauma, like sex trafficking, severe injury and PTSD. The second, Community Resilience Model (CRM)uses 6 of the techniques which apply to personal and relational situations for all of us. Both recognize the importance of recognizing triggers which always affect neuro-physical manifestations, and employs resilience to “get back in the zone.”
LUNAFEST: (Short) Films made by and for Women: Sunday, March 8, 2020 1:30 p.m.
Dove Library 1775 Dove Lane, Carlsbad, CA 92011
St. Thomas More and St. Francis parishes are hosting a meeting with Vista Council Member Corinna Contreras to discuss: 1) the cost of housing, and 2) the creation of a clean energy-focused non-profit electricity provider that would give Vista and Oceanside residents, businesses, and schools a choice rather than the current SDG&E monopoly. It will be on March 11th from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. at St. Francis. All parishioners are invited. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions.
Soroptimist LIVE YOUR DREAM AWARDS GALA: Education and Training Awards for Women: April 3, 5-8:30 p.m.
Shadowridge Golf Club, 1980 Gateway Drive, Vista Tickets: $50: RSVP March 26: Kaye Van Nevel
Three District Parent Night, Thursday, April 16th, 5:30-7:30 pm: Vista High School:
Human Trafficking Curriculum in our Schools: Coordinated by Michelle Walsh
Documentary Screening: Shattered Dreams: Sex Trafficking In America: Tuesday, April 28, 5:30-7:30
Dove Library Carlsbad, 1775 Dove Lane: Sponsored by: Soroptimist International Oceanside and Carlsbad
NEXT MEETING is May 7. Guest speaker tbd
Collaborative meetings are held every other month on the first Thursday of the month in United Methodist Church’s Fellowship Hall. All are welcome and there is no charge. Coffee, water and pastries are provided. Join us and find out what YOU can do to help fight Human Trafficking in our area!
“The best mead and cider this side of Valhalla!”
|It was unanimous! We had a great time playing games and socializing at the February 20 Evening Program meeting, which was a “Game Night” at Twisted Horn Mead & Cider in Vista. We had four non-member guests joining us, and one of them is going to become a member and another signed on as a Distinguished Soroptimist Sponsor! Twisted Horn & Mead is one of our Distinguished Soroptimist Sponsors so we love to frequent their establishment. If you haven’t checked out their tasting room yet, it is at 1042 La Mirada Court in Vista, open on Wednesday through Sunday in the afternoon (twistedhornmead.com). They had a food truck outside (Grumpy Bear BBQ) serving great barbecue, so we didn’t go hungry either!|
Soroptimist’s 14th Annual Human Trafficking Awareness Walk on Saturday, January 11, 2020, sponsored by Tri-City Medical Center and hosted by the Vista Library, saw a record turnout of over 220 people and glorious weather. Soroptimist International of Vista and North County Inland and Soroptimist International of Oceanside-Carlsbad partnered to promote the event under the leadership of Kaye Van Nevel (SI Vista-NCI) and Terry Haskins (SI Oceanside-Carlsbad). After brief introductions by Van Nevel inside the Library’s Community Room, walkers equipped with “Honk to STOP Trafficking” signs walked through downtown Vista and back to the Library’s Community Room, where they heard guest speakers Don Stump of North County Lifeline, Jaimee Johnson of Sisters of the Street, and Michelle Walsh from the Vista Unified School District.
Information tables from other organizations fighting human trafficking included Operation Hope (homeless shelter), Alabaster Jar, YMCA’s Homeless Youth Outreach, and others.
THANK YOU to Tri-City Medical Center for sponsoring this year’s event! And thanks to the City of Vista and the Vista Library for providing the space!
November 24, 2019–Tables were full for Soroptimist’s Quartermania! Fundraiser held on Saturday, November 24 at the Vista Optimist Club. The $25 per plate fundraiser was a joint effort of the Soroptimist of Vista and North County Inland and Soroptimist Oceanside-Carlsbad. Pat Origlieri chaired the event. Lunch, beverages and dessert were provided by the Optimist Club members and each guest got a bidding paddle with a numbered chip. A great time was had by all. In addition to bidding on the items put up for auction, guests were able to browse and buy from the various vendor tables, which included:
Nice & Bella Jewelry, Pampered Chef, Party Lite Candles, Home Décor, Tastefully Simple, Tupperware
Baked Goods, Scentsy and Simply Scarves
Proceeds will go to support women and girls education and empowerment and trafficking awareness.
By Assly Sayyar, SI Vista NCI President 2019-2020
Our program speaker in January (a lunch meeting at Wildwood Crossing) is tentatively scheduled to be industry expert in corporate leadership, international speaker and author Sylvia Becker-Hill. She was originally scheduled to speak in September but a death in her family forced her to reschedule
Sylvia has worked for over 20 years in business as a corporate change agent, leadership trainer and c-suite executive coach with Fortune 500 clients around the world. She is also the creator of the Becker-Hill Women’s Empowerment School, a real world and online school that helps women unlearn the patriarchal “Super Woman” rules that have been strangling our true success and show us how to master all areas of our lives by simply being–women.
Sylvia will be speaking to us on how to grow our membership by helping us overcome our own resistance when we have trouble meeting new people and making new connections.
Meeting Location and Time: Wildwood Crossing, 116 Civic Center Drive, Vista, 12 noon.