Night at the Museum Casino Night Fundraiser Sept. 15

Casino Night Flyer with Sponsors 4.jpgSoroptimist International of Vista and North County Inland will host a “Night at the Museum” Casino Night fundraiser at the Vista Historical Society & Museum at 2317 Foothill Drive in Vista on Saturday, September 15 from 6 pm to 10 pm. Tickets are $65 and include $100 worth of gaming chips, one drink ticket and a Mexican-style buffet catered by Taquizas Victor. Deadline to order tickets is Sept. 10.

There will be Gift Basket and Money Hat raffles, prizes and a cash bar including craft beer from Mother Earth Brew Co., fine wines (including from Maurice Car’rie Vineyards) and signature Margaritas. Guests can try their hand at craps, roulette and blackjack or sign up for the Texas Hold’em Tournament with an additional $25 buy-in. Proceeds support Soroptimist’s “Live Your Dream: Education and Training Awards for Women” which the club awards annually to local women who are the primary source of financial support for their families by giving them the resources they need to improve their education, skills and employment prospects. Table sponsorships are available for $250 and the club welcomes donations of raffle items and prizes.

Tickets can be purchased online at, or by contacting the club via email at or calling 760-683-9427.

SI-Vista/NCI holds luncheon meetings the first and third Friday of each month at Shadowridge Golf Club in Vista. For more information, see our website at or email us at



Soroptimist of Vista and North County Inland (SI-Vista/NCI) was chartered in Vista on March 23, 1953.

We are a dynamic group of professional business women in Vista, San Marcos, Escondido and Fallbrook who seek to make a difference in our communities through offering scholarships and grants to local women and by raising awareness and educating the public about issues affecting women and girls, such as domestic violence and human trafficking. Funds are raised through our annual salad luncheon for the public, Scrip, and other group and personal projects. We also mentor young girls ages 14-17 through our “Dream It Be It” program in partnership with the Boys & Girls Club of Vista.

For 65 years in service, we have been committed to helping women and girls, protecting the environment, education in the fields of health, economic and social development, leadership development, fellowship and diversity.

SI-Vista/NCI holds luncheon meetings the first and third Friday of each month at Shadowridge Golf Club in Vista. For more information, see our website at or email us at

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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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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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