Soroptimist International of the Delta recently installed its officers for the coming year. In the front row, from left, are Yolanda Mendrek, Secretary Ginny Smart, President Treva Black, Vice President Audrey Gonsalvez, and Linda Mar-Viega; back row: Joni Whalin, Paris Guinn, Jo Ella Allen, Past President Lynn Gursky, Joanne Byer and Treasurer Mary Morris.
Photo courtesy of Treva Black
On October 3, 1921, a group of professional women in Oakland founded this country’s first women’s service organization: Soroptimist International. The name derives from the Latin soro (woman) and optima (best). This group pioneered an organization that today numbers 95,000 members in 124 countries.
The Soroptimist mission is to improve the lives of women and girls in local communities and throughout the world. The local club, Soroptimist International of the Delta, is seeking new members to help make a meaningful impact while developing and broadening friendships.
The club meets the first Tuesday of the month at MJ’s Café in downtown Brentwood. For more information, call Treva Black at 925-628-5962. And look for Soroptimist on Facebook at Soroptimist International of the Delta, or e-mail email@example.com.