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Committees 2023-2024

​​                                                   EDUCATION

Scholarships & Literacy

Responsible for educational scholarships and bringing literacy issues
and needs to the club.

 

Chair: Diane Irby
Members: 

Katie Colvin

Mary Dickey

Vicki Nash


Environment/Health  
Prepare “For Earth’s Sake” at club meetings, bringing environmental and
conservation issues to the club.
Members: Yvonne Thrasher

 
                                 HUMAN RIGHTS/ADVANCEMENT OF STATUS OF WOMEN

 

Live Your Dream Award
Plan, advertise, coordinate judges and select awardees for the above. Prepare a presentation for the awardees. Coordinate presentation to include Live Your Dream award winners, honor at our awards event in the spring. 

 

Chair: Sandy Esparza 
Members: 

Katie Colvin

Connie Eizikowitz

Sharon Marcacci

Vicki Nash

Yolanda Williams


You Make A Difference! Award
Plan, advertise, coordinate judges and select awardees for the above. Prepare a presentation for the awardees. Honored at the spring award event.

 

Chair: Bridgit Strachan
Members:  

Connie Eizikowitz

Donna Fox

Cyndy Giaquinto

Yolanda Williams
 


Human Trafficking & Domestic Violence
Responsible for public awareness of domestic violence, workplace/purple ribbon campaign is scheduled by Soroptimist of the Americas for the month of October.
Gathers information to combat human trafficking through prevention, prosecution and victim protection.

 

Chair: Linda Johnson
Members:

Mary Dickey

Diane Irby

Emily Miller

Bridgit Strachan

Dream Maker
Work with WRAP ( Women's Recovery Program)  to select a woman for an empowering make-over to build confidence and self-esteem for embarking in a new life. Offer scholarships to woment returning to school.

 

Chair: Joy Swank
Members:  

Marsha Lucas

Mercille Locke

Emily Miller

Tina Simon

Carole Warren

Regina Hines

                                            YOUTH

Violet Richardson 
Plan, advertise, coordinate judges, and select awardees for the Violet Richardson Awards. Prepare a presentation for the awardees in coordination with Awards event in spring. 

 

Chair: Mary Dickey

Members:

Diane Irby

Vicki Nash
 


Dream It, Be It
Soroptimist Dream It Be It Program will be delivered to S Club girls, and others. 


Chairs: Dawn Shepherd and Jackie De Vries Co- Chairs
Members:  Mercille Locke


 


"S"-Club Liaisons
Stay in contact and assist the S-Club at the high schools. Keep the club informed of S-Club activities and how we can assist them as well. Prepare installation of new S-Club officers the last week of May. 

 

Chair:Yvonne Thrasher- Vanden

Sharon Marcacci - Buckingham

Beth Rowe - Vaca High

Dawn Shepherd - Vaca Christian


                               LOCAL SERVICE PROJECTS

Mary Harris Reading Program
Community reading project in various after school locations where we volunteer to read to children. Coordinating with library and schools for reading materials and site locations. Maintaining a list of volunteers and schedule.

 

Chair: Donna Fox
Members: 

Rose Mary Forehand

LuAnn Hefner

Debbie Hitzeman

Tina Simon



Holiday CARE-oling #46
Prepare a holiday celebration, music, goodies and small presents for each of the residents at Orchard Acute Care and VCRC and Cornerstone Assisted Living. Member attendance and participation sign ups.

 

Chair: Carole Warren
Members:  

Linda Johnson

Sharon Marcacci

Yolanda Williams

Mary Dickey
 


Community Grants
Make committee recommendations for expenditures for the club to vote on. Recognize each request with a letter of receipt, denial, or acceptance. Consider grants to other non-profits as well.

 

Chair: Debbie Hitzeman
Members:  

LuAnn Hefner
 


                                           TECHNICAL COMMITTEES
 

Finance
Budget/Overview

Prepare a budget for the following year, present at the May business meeting for the club to review, club votes on the budget in June. On a yearly basis, review the details of financial records of the club, and give a report at the end of the year.

 

Chair: Vicki Nash
Members:

Linda Johnson

Emily Miller

Diane Irby

Mary Dickey
 

                                 FOUNDATIONS
Fines
Chair: Clara Oakes
Members: 

Sharon Marcacci

Yvonne Thrasher


Membership/Recruitment
Responsible for following up with invited prospects to the club. Plan special events to build membership. Prepare membership cards. Set yearly goals for the amount of new members. This committee is active year round. Educate new members on Soroptimist in general, programs of service, history of our club, club customs. 

 

Chair: Linda Johnson
Members: 

Diane Barney


Directory/Roster
Collect data from club and region information, and compile the directory/roster. Update information as needed. 
Jackie De Vries
Webmaster: soroptimistjackiedv@gmail.com
 

Public Relations (PALS)
Update our website, maintain Facebook page, prepare press releases for club events, keep the press informed of various activities, plan and post social media, assist committees that require assistance and planning for Public Relations efforts. Prepare PR/Media timeline. PR chair is to coordinate with all committee chairs and attend their meetings when necessary.

 

Chair: Diane Barney
Members: Robin ( Facebook)

Jackie De Vries ( webmaster)

Katie Colvin

Mary Dickey

Lenora Fuller

Mercille Locke

Sharon Marcacci

Bridgit Strachan
Committee email: pals@soroptimist.net


Laws and Resolutions

Bylaws
Keep the club by-laws uptodate and in accordance with Region. Make recommendations for amendments and modify.


Chair: Diane Irby
Members: 

Katie Colvin

Mary Dickey

Emily Miller

Bridgit Strachan

Yvonne Thrasher

Connie Eizikowitz


Fundraising Steering Committee 
Prepare an annual goal for fundraising efforts and create a fundraiser to match the goal. Track, plan, expenditures and funds raised. Seven members for the Steering Committee are required. All members are automatically on this committee.

 

Chair: Mary Dickey and Clara Oakes, co- chairs
Members: 

Sandy Esparza

Marsha Lucas

Jackie De Vries- Manage Give Butter/spreadsheets



Technology Committee
In the event of Zoom meetings the committee will facilitate the meeting. If a speaker needs to show a PowerPoint the committee will arange for laptop and connect to the projector. 
Chair: Jackie De Vries
Members: Clara Oakes


                                 STANDING COMMITTEES

Inspiration
Attend all club meetings and prepare an inspiration or thought for the day.
Chair: 
Marsha Lucas

Sharon Marcacci


Sunshine
Responsible for giving list of birthdays, and sending birthday cards.
Planning of Club Birthday- August 20  (2023 will be 63nd Birthday) 
Chair: Sharon Marcacci 

Members: Diane Irby



Fifth Tuesday Committee

Chair:

Members: Mercille Locke and LuAnn Hefner, co- chairs

Mary Dickey

Emily Miller


Past Presidents' Committee
Responsible for the installation of new officers. This committee is active in May and June with the installation at the end of June. Responsible for the planning and set up of the annual Awards event. 
Chair: Linda Johnson and Sharon Marcacci
Members: Jackie, Mary, Joy, Sandy, Clara, Lenora,  Donna, Debbie, Jill, Beth



 
 

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