Meet Our Board

Kim Kurowski 2014

Kim Kurowski

Thank you for visiting our website. I have the honor and pleasure to be the 2016/2017 President of this wonderful organization. Our club is over 8 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 JohnstonImmediate Past President
Rebecca Johnston




SIGSCV BoardVice President of Programs
Rhona Jukes




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Aida Weinstein




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. The Soroptimist International mission of improving the lives of women and girls through programs leading to social and economic empowerment aligned with exactly what I wanted to do now that I am retired and have a bit more free time! 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.

Treasurer – Elect

Jennifer Haberer





Recording Secretary
Valerie Gausche





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.

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Nicole Gruell

Living abroad brought a little void to my life and I didn’t felt quit fulfilled. A wonderful friend introduced me to this welcoming group of women from all walks of life. It’s good to belong to a caring organization and a passionate team of people, striving for the same goal- to enrich the lives of women in our community and around the world. Along the way we develop friendships and opportunities to make a difference.


Melanie Meyer

I am a Soroptimist because not all women and girls have had the same social, educational, and career opportunities that I have had.  The Soroptimist organization gives me an outlet to provide those opportunities to women and girls, and it helps me align my personal finances with the causes I care about.



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