The Latest Updates:

Join us at our in-person Club meeting on July 27!

We’re holding our first in-person Club meeting since the pandemic on Tuesday, July 27 at 4-5:30 p.m. at the Olive Garden, 3400 Clares Street, Capitola. Hope to see you there! It’s free and open to the public.

Alison will be welcoming guests to Olive Garden!

Register Now for the Upcoming Human Trafficking Workshop

We urge you to register now for a workshop outlining the impact of human trafficking around the world set for July 30 at 2 p.m. on Zoom. Register at After registering, you will receive an email containing information about joining the meeting.

Our club is one of several local workshop sponsors, which is hosted by the Santa Cruz Branch of American Association of University Women and will feature Brad Ortenzi, Eastern USA Regional Manager of ZOE, a non-profit organization founded to rescue orphans and other vulnerable children from human trafficking, and former Santa Cruz County District Attorney Human Trafficking Investigator Kenny Besk.

Capitola Soroptimists Help Launch 2021 Santa Cruz Shakespeare Season

During this Santa Cruz Shakespeare (SCS) season, we’re serving as lead ushers, helping patrons find their seats, reminding them to wear their masks while in motion, and asking them to stay socially distanced from other groups. Look for us in our Soroptimist-logoed aprons and visors. If you’d like to volunteer with us, let us know at This is our fifth year in partnership with SCS, and our first year to lead the ushering function. The season runs from July 20-August 29 and we’ll be there at all 42 shows.

2021/22 Officers Recently Installed

Our Club recently installed its 2021/22 Board:

  • Karen (KC) Carlson—President
  • Susan Steely—Vice President
  • Jackie Berset—Treasurer
  • Kate McGuire—Secretary
  • Parliamentarian—Laura Knapp
  • Region delegate—Joan Riley

“I am Honored to be installed as your President for 2021/22,” Carlson later wrote to members. “As always, we will do our Best4Women.”

Our Mission

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. 

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

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

Capitola, CA 95010

Or via Paypal following the link below:

Soroptimist International of Capitola By-the-Sea is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Contributions are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law. Tax ID 94-9771973.

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