Gender equality, empowerment, education, diversity and fellowship!
As the name suggests, we are part of an international organization of members who support a common vision, mission, and core values.
Soroptimist International of Vacaville was established in 1960 and has been an active member of the Vacaville community since its inception. Each year we award scholarships and grants to local woman and girls. We have service clubs in local High Schools where girls learn that giving back to the communuty and world enriches their lives and begins a journey of giving back. Read about our programs here.
We believe all women and girls can embrace who they are,
live their dreams, and can change the world.
Soroptimist is a global volunteer organization that provides women and girls with access to the education and training they need to achieve economic empowerment.
The name Soroptimist means "Best for Women." If you share our vision and would like to know more about membership in Soroptimist click here.
Women and girls have the resources and opportunities to reach their full potential and live their dreams.
Founded in 1960, Soroptimist International of Vacaville is part of Soroptimist International of the Americas, a global organization that works to improve the lives of women and girls through programs leading to social and economic empowerment.
This year's President is Dawn Shepherd.
Dawn has been a Soroptimist for 19 years. She has held the positions of corresponding secretary,
vice President, and President-elect.
Dawn retired in 2022 after a 35 year career in City Government.
Now that she has more time she is proud to serve
as club President.
As a member of Soroptimist of Vacaville, she looks
forward to working together to make dreams come
true for women and girls in our community.
This year's theme- Celebrating Our Passions
and Making Dreams Come True was selected by
2023-2024 President Dawn Shepherd.
Artwork by Tara Baumann- all rights reserved.
Download the above PowerPoint to learn about the structure of SI, SIA, Founder Region, and SI/Vacaville
Board of Directors
President Dawn Shepherd
Co-President- elect Mary Dickey
Co-President- elect Clara Oakes
Recording Secretary Joy Swank
Corresponding Secretary Cyndy Giaquinto
Treasurer Yolanda Williams
Assistant Treasurer Diane Irby
One Year Director Diane Barney
Two Year Director Bridgit Strachan
One Year Delegate Clara Oakes
Two Year Delegate Sharon Marcacci
One Year Alternate Delegate Lenora Fuller
Two Year Alternate Delegate Linda Johnson
Parlimentarian Lenora, member Jill, President Dawn, Co- president elect Clara, Recording Secretary Joy, Treasurer Yolanda, Corresponding Secretary Cyndy and Director Diane.
President Dawn being pinned by new Parlimentarian Lenora.