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2012 Membership
Board of Directors for 2017-2018
President January - June   Linda Haines
President July - December   Andria Jimenez
President Elect   Dorothy Pemberton
Vice President Programs   Linda Haines
Vice President Fundraising   Cecilia Gonez
Treasurer   Melissa Delgado
Assistant Treasurer   Beverly Mathis
Recording Secretary   Nina Smart
Corresponding Secretary   Judy McDonnell
Director one year   Petra Castillo
Director two year   Sharon Olivito
Past President   Blanca Rochin
Village Director   Blanca Rochin
Village Director Alternate   Christina Ciatti
Region Delegate two year   Linda Haines
Region Delegate One year   Eleanor Eck
Alternate   Linda Haines
Committee Chairs 2017-2018
Attendance   Melissa Delgado
Bag Lady   Melissa Delgado
Bylaws Committee   Pat Heineke and Judy McDonnell

Coordinating Council

  Lucy Perez

Dream It, Be It

  Nina Smart

Finance & Budget

  Melissa Delgado - Beverly Mathis

Founders' Day      

Fundraising     Cecilia Gonez
Hospitality Committee   Alex Gamez

Human Rights/Status of Women

  Nina Smart - Linda Haines 
IGU/Friendship Link   Nina Smart - Linda Haines 
Installation Committee   Dorothy Pemberton

Laws & Procedures       

  Pat Heineke

Live Your Dream

  Blanca Rochin - Nina Smatr -
Carrie Rios Estrada
Membership Recruitment/Retention   Dorothy Pemberton


  Judy McDonnell
Photographer   All members
Programs   Linda Haines
Public Awareness/Website   Mia Vasquez - Melissa Barger




  Judy McDonnell
Scholarship Committee   Melissa Barger - Alex Gamez


  Blanca Rochin
Social       Christy Hedden - Carrie Rios Estrada
Publicity/Social Media Committee and Club Photographer   Melissa Barger


  Programs & Members
Soroptimist Village Director   Chris Ciatti
Women of Distinction Committee   Giggy Saab - Judy Gallardo
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Our History
The Soroptimist International Club of Downey was the idea of Dr. Elizabeth S. Wright, a Soroptimist from the Soroptimist International Club of Huntington Park the early fall of 1951. At the first meeting the “Founding Five” outlined the principles of the organization. The charter party was held January 12, 1952 at the Woman’s Club in Downey. There were 25 charter members according to records that year. Today we have over 30 members and are growing. We support many charities; local and international including but not limited to:
Who we Are
We are an international non-profit organization. One hundred percent of the proceeds raised at our fund-raising events are donated to local and international charities. We are a club within the Camino Real Region-(website): www.caminorealregion.org of which is part of the Soroptimist International of the Americas- (website): www.soroptimist.org
 Soroptimist International (SI) is the world’s largest classified service organization for women whose mission is to improve the lives of women and girls, in local communities and throughout the world. The SI organization sponsors a number of international projects designed to support that mission.
Charities we support
Arc Walk for Independence La Casitas
Christmas Program -Alameda School Pathfinders
Christmas Program -Bell Gardens Manor Pumpkin Patch, City of Downey Event
Downey Symphony Rancho Los Amigos
Foley House SIA Annual Fed Campaign
Holiday Lane Parade Soroptimist Village
Keep Downey Beautiful 10/20 Club
YMCA Camperships True Lasting Connections (TLC)
Live Your Dreams Campaign Ladies of Liberty
New Girl Program

City of Downey– International Food Festival and FIFA World Cup Finals Party - Theatre Concessions - Dia De Los Muertos Event.

2015 Special Olympics - Downey Host town to Ireland The Dream Center - Los Angeles
Dream it Be it  


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