Committees are where the work gets done! All members are asked to sign up for one of our 3 main Committees:

1. Live Your Dream, 2. Dream It Be It, or 3. Human Trafficking / Ending Violence Against Women,

AND then consider joining 2 or 3 Additional Committees

NOTE: You’ll need to click on appropriate tab to see Committee List under that tab
and scroll down to see the Additional Committees

Don’t see your name listed? Email us at soroptimistvistainternational@gmail.com and we’ll add your name to the list!

Soroptimist’s Live Your Dream Awards program is a unique education award for women who provide the primary financial support for their families. The Live Your Dream Awards give women the resources they need to improve their education, skills and employment prospects.

Chair: Eden Weinberger
Runa Gunnars
Assly Sayyar
Catherine Manis – LYD Picnic Committee
Rochelle Vargas – Awardee Liaison, Events, LYD Picnic Committee
Jody Haddon
Aleta Dirdo – Applications Portal
Eden Weinberger – Applications Mentoring
Jackie Huyck – Awardee mentoring, application help, LYD Picnic
April Frisby – Monthly “Inspiration Hour” Zoom social hour with past awardees, awardee communications, LYD Picnic Committee
Pat Origlieri – Coaching / Helping applicants fill out form, LYD Picnic Committee
Allison Temples – General, LYD Picnic Committee
Cherie Wilson – Help write Community Grants
Kaye Van Nevel
Elizabeth Freed
Judy Gregorie
Nelly Jarrous – LYD Picnic Committee
Sherry Luz
Kate O’Brien
Karen Del Bene – LYD Picnic Committee
Lani Beltrano – LYD Picnic Committee

 

Dream It, Be It: Career Support for Girls gives girls the tools they need to achieve their education and career goals, empowering them to break cycles of poverty, violence, and abuse.

Chair: Assly Sayyar
Ellen Clark
Melinda Jarrell
Paige McWey
Elizabeth Freed
Patsy Bentley
NEED MEMBERS! Email soroptimistinternationalvista@gmail.com to have your name added

Prevention of Violence Against Women/Human Trafficking Committee

Chair: Kaye Van Nevel
Runa Gunnars
Jackie Huyck, Walkathon
Allison Temples
Kate O’Brien
NEED MEMBERS! Help with Annual HT Event in January, or help with bi-monthly Collaborative Meetings, or help with speaking to other groups about HT etc.
Email soroptimistinternationalvista@gmail.com to have your name added

Additional Committees

NOTE: SCROLL DOWN TO SEE ALL COMMITTEES

PUBLIC AWARENESS

(Jackie is Director of Public Awareness) – OFFICER PARTNER IS PRESIDENT

GENERAL 
April Frisby – Live Your Dream PR
NEED MORE MEMBERS! YOUR NAME HERE!

Social Media 
Jackie Huyck
Paige McWey

Newsletter
Jackie Huyck (Editor)
Lani Beltrano (contributor)
April Frisby (contributor)

Website and Online Calendar)
Jackie Huyck (Webmaster)
YOUR NAME HERE!

PR Events 
Chair: Ellen Clark
YOUR NAME HERE
This committee will be formed as needed

MEMBERSHIP

(Karen Del Bene and Lani Beltrano are co-Directors of Membership) – OFFICER PARTNER IS SECRETARY

Social Committee/Holiday Party, etc.
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NEED MEMBERS

DSS (Distinquished Soroptimist Sponsor) 
Chair: Thoralinda Soyland
NEED MEMBERS

New Member/Current Member Support
Melinda Jarrell
Judy Gregorie
NEED MEMBERS

Hospitality
Lani Beltrano – cards to members

FUNDRAISING

(Runa is Director of Fundraising) – OFFICER PARTNER IS PRESIDENT

Big Club Fundraiser (tbd)
Chair: Assly Sayyar
Kaye Van Nevel
YOUR NAME HERE

Quartermania Fundraiser
Chair: Pat Origlieri
Aleta Dirdo
Catherine Manis
YOUR NAME HERE

SCRIP Fundraiser (Gift Cards)
Jackie Huyck, Coordinator
Allison Metzler

Cruise Raffle Fundraiser
Chair: Melinda Jarrell
Runa Gunnars
Jackie Huyck
Assly Sayyar

MISSION SUPPORT COMMITTEES

Officer partner is PRESIDENT and PRESIDENT ELECT

PROGRAM MEETINGS

(Procuring guest speakers and arranging meeting times/places)

Chair: Assly Sayyar
Thoralinda Soyland

WORKING COMMITTEE

(Finding venues for business meetings, attendance, fines and brags)
Chair: Dyana Preti
Kaye Van Nevel
Elizabeth Freed, Fines & Brags
Sherry Luz, General
YOUR NAME HERE

BUDGET COMMITTEE

Chair: Pat Origlieri
Aleta Dirdo
Thoralinda Soyland
YOUR NAME HERE

BYLAWS AND POLICIES

(Includes SOLT Soroptimist Orientation and Leadership Training)
Chair: Judy Gregorie
Jennifer Luz-Olson
Assly Sayyar
Jackie Huyck

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