Our Vision: "Women and girls have the resources and opportunities to reach their full potential and live their dreams."

About Us


Founder Region Roster

Contact Secretary Kristal Koga for the roster password: secretarykristal@gmail.com

2022-2024 Biennium Theme

Official Totem - Bee


2022-2024 Biennial Calendar


Founder Region Board of Directors

Vicki Ham

Governor

Elise Balgley

Governor-elect
SI/The Tri-Valley
ebalgesq@aol.com
 

Kristal Koga

Region Secretary

Tess Albin-Smith

Region Treasurer
SI/Noyo Sunrise
tess@alumni.ucdavis.edu
 

Lenore Colarusso

District I Director
SI/24-680 (Walnut Creek)
lenorecolarusso150@gmail.com
 

Jackie DeVries

District II Director

Colleen Ganaye

District III Director
SI/Sonoma Valley
colleenganaye@gmail.com
 

Elaine Reed

District IV Director

Teri Lynn Sato

District V Director


Other Appointed/Elected Leadership

Sylvia Crafton

Parliamentarian

Dona Gaddis Wolf

Conference Coordinator

Cara Begley

Conference Treasurer

Gina Moore

Fundraising Pillar Chair

Lyn Lurbe

Membership Pillar Chair
SI/North Oahu
lurbe2010@gmail.com

Elise Balgley

Program Pillar Chair
Violet Richardson Chair
SI/The Tri-Valley
ebalgesq@aol.com

Kris Chorbi

Public Awareness Pillar Chair 

Kris Chorbi

Fellowship President

Danelle Tegarden

Fellowship Treasurer

 


Region Committee Chairs

Bev Gomer

Dream It, Be It
SI/Martinez
bevgomer3@gmail.com
Member since: 2002

TBA

Financial Review
SI/
email

Sheila Bearden

Laws & Resolutions
SI/Humboldt Bay
shebehere@aol.com 
Member since: 1993

Linda Witong

Legislative Advocacy
SI/Marine County
lwitong@gmail.com
  

Debbie Coles

Live Your Dream

Amelia Benko

Nominating
SI/The TrI-Valley
amelia@benkoinsurance.com 
 

Debbie Thompson

Redwood Memorial Grove

Joy Swank

"S"  Club

Debbie Scaife

Soroptimist Celebrating Success
SI/Eel River Valley
timberent@suddenlink  


Founder Region Committees

Dream It, Be It
Bev  Gomer, Chair
District I -  
District II -  
District III -  
District IV - 
District V -  
Financial Review
TBA, Chair
District I -  
District III -  
District V -  

Fundraising
Gina Moore, Chair
District I -  
District II -  
District III -  
District IV - Andrea Boldt  
District V  -  
Laws & Resolutions
 
Legislative Advocacy
Linda Witong, Chair
District I - Shantee Baker
District II - Phyllis Gordon  
District III - Madalienne Peters    
District V - Angie Haramoto  
District V - Sandra Simms
Live Your Dream
Debbie Coles, Chair
District I - Carolyn Bolton
District II -  vacant
District III - Maida Herbst
District IV -  vacant
District V - Wendy McDonald

Membership
Lyn Lurbe, Chair
District I - Lenore Colarusso
District II - Jackie DeVries
District III- Colleen Ganaye
District IV -  Elaine Reed
District V - Teri Lynn Sato

Nominating
Amelia Benko, Chair
District I -  Bonnie Mertz
District II - Jan Schults
District III - Barbara Young
District IV - Dyann O'Brien
District V - Angie Haramoto
Public Awareness
Kris Chorbi, Chair
Disttict IV - Kitty Norris
 
Redwood Memorial Grove
Debbie Thompson, Chair
District IV - Dyann O'Brien
District IV - Peggy Dimmick
District IV -  Linda Perry
   
"S" Cub  
Joy Swank, Chair
District I -  vacant
District IV - vacant
District V -  vacant
 
 Violet Richarson Award
Governor-elect Elise Balgley, Chair
District I - Carol Dippel
District II - Susan Avery
District III - vacant
District IV - Heather Bitner
District V - Rene Tokunaga
 


Founder Region Administration


Bylaws


Procedures


Region Roadmap

There are Soroptimist laws at all levels of the organization.
  • Soroptimist International of the Americas Bylaws
  • Soroptimist International of the Americas Procedures
  • Founder Region Bylaws and Procedures
  • Founder Region Fellowship Bylaws
  • Club Bylaws and Procedures
Club and Region laws may not be in conflict with higher law. The Soroptimist International of the Americas Bylaws and Procedures may be found at the Soroptimist International of the Americas (SIA) web site.


Region Roadmap is an organization's process of defining its strategy, or direction, and making decisions on allocating its resources to pursue this strategy.




There is also a sample guideline for Club Bylaws in the Founder Region Procedures (Appendix H). For further assistance with Soroptimist laws, contact a representative of the Founder Region Laws and Resolutions Committee as listed in the Founder Region Roster.