Soroptimist of Vista and North County Inland today hosted their annual Salad Luncheon Fundraiser at Grace Presbyterian Church in Vista. Well over two hundred salads were served by Vista Fire Fighters, Councilperson Joe Green and Mayor Judy Ritter. The event included a gift basket raffle and a money hat raffle. The money hat was worth over $250.00 and was won by Ray Pearce. This is their biggest fundraiser of the year. Proceeds raised will go directly into the Service Fund to be donated out next year.
Soroptimist International of Vista and North County Inland is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, part of an international service organization of professional women from Vista, Escondido, San Marcos, Bonsall and Fallbrook who seek to improve the lives of women and girls both locally and internationally through programs leading to social and economic empowerment. The funds raised by the club are distributed to women and girls in need in the form of education grants. The club meets every first and third Friday for lunch at the Shadowridge Golf Club in Vista. This year the club celebrates 65 years of service and was recently announced as one of the top three non-profits of 2018 by the Vista Chamber of Commerce, as part of their upcoming “Heroes of Vista” celebration.