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

Live Your Dream, Dream It Be It, or Human Trafficking / Ending Violence Against Women

AND then consider joining 2 or 3 Additional Committees

IMPORTANT NOTE: You’ll need to click on appropriate tab under “Programs Committees” to see Committee List under that tab
To see the Additional Committees, SCROLL DOWN THE PAGE

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

Programs Committees

NOTE: Not the same as Program Meetings Committee! Scroll down page for other Committees!

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

NOTE: Live Your Dream Award amounts are recommended by the Service Fund Committee which then presents to the board and club for approval. See Tab 4 under Programs Committees. If you wish to join Service Fund Committee please contact Eden or Jackie.

LYD Award Applications Subcommittee
Aleta Dirdo – Applications Portal / Applications Help
Rochelle Vargas – Awardee Liaison
Eden Weinberger – Applications Help/Mentoring
Jackie Huyck – Applications Help
Pat Origlieri – Coaching / Helping applicants fill out form

Events Committee (Picnic, Luncheon, etc)
April Frisby
Rochelle Vargas
Pat Origlieri
Jackie Huyck
Allison Temples
Nelly Jarrous
Karen Del Bene
Lani Beltrano
Catherine Manis
Sherry Luz
Kate O’Brien

Other Committee Members (help as needed):
April Frisby – “Inspiration Hour” Zooms, Walks, Awardee communications
Runa Gunnars
Assly Sayyar
Jody Haddon
Allison Temples
Cherie Wilson – Help write Community Grants
Kaye Van Nevel
Elizabeth Freed
Judy Gregorie

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

Service Fund Subcommittee*
Eden Weinberger
Pat Origlieri
Aleta Dirdo

*NOTE: “The Service Fund Committee shall be a part or subcommittee of the Programs Committee and prepare recommendations of how to utilize service funds raised by the Club. The Service Fund Committee shall also work with any other committees that may have identified women deserving of our Club awards and service funds. ” Art. IX, Section 8 of Club Bylaws

Additional Committees

NOTE: SCROLL DOWN TO SEE ALL COMMITTEES

PROGRAMS

(Eden is Director of Programs) – OFFICER PARTNER IS PRESIDENT

Live Your Dream Program
Chair: Eden Weinberger
See top, tab 1 for Committee Members

Dream It Be It Program
Chair: Assly Sayyar
See top, tab 2 for Committee Members

Human Trafficking/Prevention of Violence Against Women
Chair: Kaye Van Nevel
See top, tab 3 for Committee Members

Service Fund Committee*
See top, tab 4 for Committee Members

*NOTE: “Programs” in this instance refers to the Club’s 3 main Programs of Service (Live Your Dream, Dream It Be It and Human Trafficking Awareness), It does not refer to arranging our Program Meetings, that’s under “Mission Support Committees,” see below.

PUBLIC AWARENESS

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

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

Social Media 
Jackie Huyck
Paige McWey

Newsletter
Jackie Huyck (Editor)
Lani Beltrano (contributor)
Karen Del Bene (contributor)
April Frisby (contributor)

Website and Online Calendar)
Jackie Huyck (Webmaster)

PR Events (formed as needed):

Strawberry Festival Committee 
Chair: Jackie Huyck
Assly Sayyar
Runa Gunnars
Sherry Luz
Elizabeth Freed
Lani Beltrano
Paul Hoffman
Jennifer Luz-Olson
Nelly Jarrous
Catherine Manis

MEMBERSHIP

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

Social Committee/Holiday Party, etc.
Lani Beltrano
Karen Del Bene
Pat Origlieri 
Cherie Wilson (Holiday Party)
Aleta Dirdo (Holiday Party)

DSS (Distinquished Soroptimist Sponsor) 
Chair: Thoralinda Soyland
Karen Del Bene
Lani Beltrano
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
Karen Del Bene
Lani Beltrano
Thoralinda Soyland

WORKING COMMITTEE

(Finding venues for business meetings, attendance, fines and brags)
Chair: Dyana Preti
Lani Beltrano, Evites
Kaye Van Nevel
Nelly Jarrous, Fines & Brags
Elizabeth Freed, Fines & Brags
Sherry Luz, General
Karen Del Bene

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

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