SI Vista/NCI Installs 2018-2019 Board


Soroptimist International of Vista and North County Inland’s 2018-2019 Board (seated l-r): Assly Sayyar (President), Sherry Luz (Delegate), Allison Metzler (Director of Programs and Delegate). Standing (l-r): Lani Beltrano (President-Elect), Catherine Manis (Secretary), Pat Origlieri (Treasurer), Aleta Dirdo (Assistant Treasurer), Runa Gunnars (Director of Fundraising), Paula Nix (Director of Membership), Dyana Preti (standing in for Delegates Jennifer Luz-Olson and Dee Dee Timmons) and Jackie Piro Huyck (Director of Public Awareness).

June 23, 2018–This year’s Installation at the Vista Valley Country Club had a “Wonder Women” theme. We had a blast with the special glasses, capes and hats and Lani’s hilarious recap of the different stages of her exciting year as co-president. Kudos to the Installation Committee: Dyana, Jennifer, Pat, Judy, and Thora. As Assly said, “a special shout-out to Jennifer as our installing officer who had us all in stitches with her presentation and props.”


The club gathers for a rare photo op…more photos of the installation are online at our website’s  “Photo Album

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Why are we Soroptimists? Here’s why!

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Next Anti-Human Trafficking Collaborative Meeting is May 3

via Jonathan King-Cretot to Speak at Collaborative May 3

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Soroptimist Salad Bar Luncheon Recap

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April 23, 2018 — Our April 12 Salad Bar Luncheon fundraiser was well-attended and photos are below.  We raised over $4,500 for our Service Fund. More photos are viewable on our Photo Hosting site here:    

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Salad Luncheon Fundraiser is April 12

April 5, 2018 — Our upcoming Salad Bar Luncheon fundraiser on April 12th promises to be our best ever! Tickets are selling online at or you can get them from any member of our club or email us at  Don’t miss this great community event!



Thanks to all our Table Sponsors:

Assly Sayyar, Attorney At Law, Inc.
Catspaw Design-Build, Inc.
Dee Dee Timmons, Allstate Insurance
Don Byrd Golf
Dr. Thoralinda Soyland, Chiropractor And Independent Optavia Coach
Dusty Hill, Holistic Health Practitioner
Gina Oleston, Skin Care Specialist
Jennifer Luz-Olson, California Real Estate Service
John J. Aguilera, Certified Financial Planner, Advanced Financial Solutions
Kenny’s Kar Klinic
Massage By Lani, Lani M. Beltrano
Nucci’s Italian Cafe
Operation HOPE
Orchard Gold
Palomar Water
Paula Nix
Runa The Realtor, Tri-City Realty
Starbucks Coffee Company

Several Gift Baskets will be raffled off, as well as our Money Hat. Thanks to all our gift basket donors, including:

Moonlight Stage Productions/City of Vista
Dream Dinners Carlsbad
Wine and Canvas
Murder n’ Mayhem: Murder Mystery Parties
Living Coast Discovery Center
Emerald Isle Golf Course
World Curry
Skill Success

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Soroptimist International of Vista and North County Inland Awards $15,000 to Three Recipients

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Vista, California, March 21, 2018— Three local women were honored at Soroptimist International of Vista and North County Inland’s annual “Live Your Dream” Awards Gala held Saturday, March 10 at the elegant Vista Valley Country Club. About 140 guests attended … Continue reading

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Local Movie Screenings March 4 and March 8

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“Women Like Us” will be shown Sunday, March 4 at 3 pm at the Oceanside Regal theater for $10. The director of the movie will be present to speak about her film. “SOLD” will…

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