Meet Our Board

Kim Kurowski 2014


Kim Kurowski

Thank you for visiting our website. I have the honor and pleasure to be the 2017/2018 President of this wonderful organization. Our club is over 9 years old and we have won several awards for outstanding giving and community programs. Our club was founded by members who believed there was a need for a service club that focused on women’s health issues, women in crisis and also celebrating women in our community. We put on two signature fundraising events to generate funds to help as many women as we can. Our social events provide members a chance to have fun and learn about each other. We think of each other not just as fellow club members, but also friends and sisters.
Soroptimist means “Best for Women” and our mission is to improve the lives of women and girls in the locally and throughout the world. We are women helping women live their dreams.

Please browse through our site and learn about our club.  Our members are a group of outstanding women who enjoy giving back to the community. Even though we have very busy schedules, we enjoy utilizing our time and energy to help our club make a difference in the lives of others. We are 100% volunteer non-profit club.

Soroptimist International of Greater Santa Clarita Valley is committed to the future of women and girls in our community. Please join me at one of our luncheons that are on the 2nd Tuesday of each month and see what we do first hand. Like I stated before, It is my honor to lead this  wonderful group of dedicated women.

Rebecca Johnston

Immediate Past President

Rebecca Johnston

I was drawn to Soroptimist because I believe we all have a responsibility to make a difference in this world.  The Soroptimist mission to improve the lives of women and girls ultimately has a huge global impact.  As the health and education of women and girls throughout the world improves, their role as the traditional nurturer of children directly improves the lives of their families, ultimately benefiting everyone. It is a privilege to lend a hand to the women in our own community struggling to make a difference for themselves and their families.  What a joy to be connected with a strong, community focused group of women!

Vice President of Programs

Sue Tweddell

When Pam Ingram approached me back a few years ago to join Soroptimist, I knew it was an organization that I would love being a part of. While I have always been in a career that focused on helping people, the ability to really make a difference for women and girls was very important to me.  To be able to have such amazing women as Soroptimist sisters is a double plus.  I’m so proud to help represent such an important organization.


Vice President of Membership

Aida Weinstein

Being a member of Soroptimist International of Greater Santa Clarita Valley has been incredibly rewarding.  I always hoped that I would be able to help people and I can’t think of a better organization that does exactly that. When I think of what we have accomplished and how we can make an actual difference in women and girls lives, it makes me so proud to be a part of this group.  I have met some amazing people, and appreciate their support and friendship.


Tracey Carpentier

I joined Soroptimist International of Greater Santa Clarita Valley because it’s really important to me to do what I can to make a difference in the lives of others, especially women and girls in our community and around the world. I am very pleased to support the Soroptimist International mission of improving the lives of women and girls through programs leading to social and economic empowerment. In addition to a rewarding volunteer experience, I have met so many outstanding women in our local community. It is such an honor to work alongside women who truly care about others and want to make the world a better place for everyone.

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Treasurer – Elect

Pam Ingram I joined Soroptimist at a time in my life when I knew I needed to get involved with the community. I had just lost a very good friend who had always been involved in her community and I knew it was time. Cheri Fleming encouraged me to join Soroptimist. I believed in their mission and liked the fact that they are not only local but international. Soroptimist International is a worldwide service organization for women committed to a world where women and girls together achieve their individual and collective potential, realize aspirations and have an equal voice in creating strong, peaceful communities worldwide. Working with these amazing women in SIGSCV, knowing we work with and for a purpose and give back locally as well as globally is very rewarding.

Recording Secretary

Andi Cupp

I joined Soroptimist because I wanted to make a difference in my community. I am also passionate about improving the lives of women and girls. Soroptimist provides the opportunity to do both. My first year as a Soroptimist member has been inspiring, and I look forward to serving our community and this wonderful organization.

Corresponding Secretary

Darlene Gandara

Soroptimist gives me an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of women and children globally and locally.  I believe when you help a women in need you are helping a family in need and when you help a young girl you are planting seeds for a brighter future for her and her future family. I enjoy the fellowship and opportunity to utilize some skills and education that I would not normally perform in my career.  Bottom line its not about me – it is about knowing what I do as a Soroptimist guarantees a positive difference in others lives.

Social Media Secretary

Karen Schnurr

I attended my first Soroptimist luncheon over five years ago and have greatly enjoyed all of the time I have spent since then helping this organization raise funds and provide service to our community in an effort to improve the lives of girls and women.  This organization continues to evolve, leading our club to provide educational help for women working to improve their lives as well as mentorship to high-school aged girls to help them reach their full potential.  I have loved meeting people we have helped and hearing their individual stories inspires me to continue. Being part of this important mission is personally very rewarding.


Laura Kirchhoff

I was introduced to Soroptimist almost eight years ago by my friend Sue Reynolds.  At the first luncheon I ever attended, it was evident that this was a unique group of women that all had a passion for giving back to the community and to improving the lives of women and girls.  Our club offers so much to its members, that there is always something for everyone to be involved with, no matter how much or how little time you have to offer.  I am so proud to be a part of such an amazing organization and have the ability to serve others as a Soroptimist.



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Dora Zavala

I am so grateful to be part of an International organization where like minded, professional women are making a difference around the world and where we  live.

I joined 10 years ago and jumped right into leadership because I was invited and was at a place in my life where I wanted to connect in the community and give back.  I have served and loved working with so many women and most recently served as the Governor of our region. It has been a privilege to be part of many teams of women who are working together for the bigger picture no matter how we show up or how often, what we give whether time or monetary it all matters.  As the founding President of this club I applaud all of you! “Be the Change you wish to see in the world.”