Soroptimist Women’s Award Gala to Award $26,100 to Six Women


VISTA, California, January 22, 2017—Soroptimist International of Vista and North County will hand out $26,100 in scholarships and grants at its annual “Live Your Dream” Soroptimist Awards Gala (S.W.A.G.) to be held Saturday, February 19th from 11 am to 1 pm at Shadowridge Golf Club in Vista.


Three local college students who are single moms will each receive $5,000 “Live Your Dream” awards from Soroptimist International of Vista and North County Inland.

A total of $26,500 to be awarded this year! We will be presenting 3 deserving women with “Live Your Dream” awards of $5,000 each to further their education and job training. In addition, three additional women will receive scholarship awards totalling $11,500 for graduate school from our club’s Foundation. (Two will get $5,000 each, awarded to college seniors or graduate level students in the medical/health fields or English majors, and another will receive $1,500 awarded to students in the field of special education.)

The three “Live Your Dream” awardees (pictured above) are all local college students from Vista, San Marcos and Escondido who have overcome enormous obstacles and are trying to better their lives and the lives of their children. (The Foundation’s awardees are still being notified and will be introduced at the banquet.)

The Oscar-themed luncheon will include Entertainment, Lunch, a Dessert Dash and Gift Basket Raffle.

Tickets are $35 per person, which includes lunch and beverage. Tickets are available for purchase online at or by calling Gala Chair Pat Origlieri at 760-941-4142. SCROLL DOWN TO SEE MENU CHOICES.



Artichoke Chicken with Chardonnay Cream Sauce,
Potato Mash and French Green Beans (Gluten Free)
Artichoke Chicken WITHOUT Chardonnay Cream Sauce,
with Potato Mash and French Green Beans (Gluten Free)
Wild Mushroom Ravioli in burgundy butter sauce
with crispy sage (Vegetarian).

You may also donate your meal
if you cannot attend or wish to sponsor a previous awardee.

Purchase tickets online at

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