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Join us each month for our Club meetings on the second Tuesday of each month at United Way of Santa Cruz County, 4450 Capitola Road, Suite 106, Capitola.

As always, the meeting is free and open to the public. Visit our calendar page for details on this month’s meeting. Hope to see you there!

NEW Sustaining Donor Option

Can’t be a Soroptimist member, but would still like to help Santa Cruz County women and girls complete their education? Become a Sustaining Donor by sending us a monthly donation of any amount you choose! A bank transfer from your bank to ours is the easiest way to make your donation. If you would like to become a donor, send us an email and we’ll arrange it.

Congratulations to all our members for our great successes this year

At the recent region conference held in Visalia, the Sierra Pacific Region Board recognized our Capitola-by-the-Sea Club with certificates for:

  • A 10% increase in the number of Live Your Dream Awards we presented in 20
  • Successful Dream It, Be It event
  • Best use of traditional media, and
  • Best outdoor event (Santa Cruz Shakespeare Festival)
  • President’s Rountable Outstanding Contributor
Kate, Jackie, Therese and Pat Donhoue, SI of Watsonville showing our “Spirit” at Region Conference

Seven Single Moms Selected for Capitola Soroptimist Live Your Dream Awards

Soroptimist International of Capitola-by-the-Sea has selected seven single mothers as winners of its 2024 Live Your Dream program awards. Each received a cash award that they can use for anything that enables them to complete their education, such as rent, medical bills, child care and car repairs.

The winners were honored at a presentation ceremony on March 12.

Women who are enrolled in or have been accepted into a bachelor’s or technical training program, are the heads of their households and have a demonstrated need are eligible to apply for a Live Your Dream award.

Please visit our Programs page for details about these great women.

Soroptimists, United Way, and Girls, Inc Team Up for Teen Girls “Dream it, Be it” Event in Watsonville

Soroptimist International Clubs of Capitola-by-the-Sea and Watsonville, United Way of Santa Cruz County and Girls, Inc. of the Central Coast, recently teamed up to host nearly 30 teen girls at their “Dream It, Be It,” event at the Watsonville Youth Center. The program is designed to give girls the tools they need to achieve their education and career goals, empowering them to break cycles of poverty, violence, and abuse.

SI of Capitola & Watsonville creating swag bags at DIBI event!

The teens ranged in age from 13-18 and listened to a welcome and aspirational message from Watsonville Mayor Vanessa Quiroz-Carter, and a three-woman panel discussion featuring a first-year law student, a rookie San Jose police officer and a woman who was educated in the United States and Switzerland and landed a job teaching English in China, which exposed her to a wide variety of cultures and challenges. 

SI of Capitola & Watsonville creating swag bags at DIBI event!

Support our non-profit organization by making a tax-deductible contribution!

Soroptimist International of Capitola-by-the-Sea is a global volunteer organization that provides women and girls with access to the education and training they need to achieve economic empowerment.  We are a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and your contributions are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law. Tax ID 94-9771973.

Make checks payable to: Soroptimist International of Capitola and mail to:
P.O. Box 576 Capitola, CA 95010

Thank you for your support!