Vista, CA August, 2023, —Members of Soroptimist International (SI) of Vista and North County Inland attended the Soroptimist International quadrennial International Convention in Dublin, Ireland during the last week in July.
The women had the opportunity to share ideas and strategies and attend workshops with Soroptimists from around the world. Topics included: Good health and well-being — SI Africa Federation; Quality education – SI of the Americas; Gender equality — SI Europe; Women leading the way on climate change — SI Southeast Asia Pacific. Over 1,700 Soroptimists attended the Convention.
The Soroptimists from the Vista club who attended included (l-r in photo): Jennifer Luz-Olson, Thoralinda Soyland, Karen Thompson, Runa Gunnars, Elizabeth Freed, and Sherry Luz. Also present but not in photo was Pat Origlieri.
Founded in 1921, Soroptimist International is a global volunteer movement with a network of around 66,000 club members in 120 countries. Advocating for human rights and gender equality, at the heart of Soroptimist International’s advocacy is its work across seven UN Centers, where its UN representatives ensure that the voices of women and girls are heard. Soroptimist members around the world work on grassroots projects that help women and girls achieve their individual and collective potential, realize aspirations, and have an equal voice in their communities.
The local Vista club raises funds to give out as scholarship grants each year to local women and holds human trafficking awareness events, among its other activities. New members are always welcome. For information on joining or donating see soroptimistvista.org or call 760-683-9427.