The Solano County Board of Directors, at its September 28 meeting at 9 a.m., will present a proclamation recognizing the 100th anniversary of Soroptimist International of the Americas to members of the seven Soroptimist clubs in Solano.
All current and past Soroptimist members are encouraged to wear white and attend the presentation.
Soroptimist is a global voluntary organization whose mission is to provide women and girls with the access to the education and training they need to achieve economic empowerment.
In 1921, a group of women formed an organization in Oakland called Soroptimist to work to strengthen their community. At the time, women were not allowed to join all-male community service groups. Since then, the organization has grown and has approximately 1,300 clubs in 21 countries and territories around the world.
Solano County has seven clubs, the Vallejo Soroptimist formed in 1939 and the most recent club, Vacaville Twilight, formed in 2017.
More than 50 members of the Soroptimist Club in Solano County are expected to attend the presentation of the proclamation. The seven clubs in Solano County are Benicia, Dixon, Fairfield / Suisun, Rio Vista, Vacaville, Vacaville Twilight and Vallejo, totaling nearly 300 members.
For more information, contact Jennifer Barton at [email protected].