Soroptimist International of Vista and North County Inland (SIVNCI) recently hosted their annual Salad Luncheon fundraiser at Grace Presbyterian Church in Vista. The event included the salad lunch prepared by club members and local restaurants, and served up by volunteers from the Vista City Council, the Vista Mayor, and the Vista Firemen. The luncheon also had raffles for a gift basket and money hat.

“This is our biggest fundraiser of the year, and a great community event,” said Soroptimist Assly Sayyar, who was co-chair of the event this year. The luncheon fundraiser raised over $5,000 for the club’s Service Fund, which will be donated out next year as education grants to women who are struggling to support their families. Last year, SIVNCI donated $15,000 in education grants to three women to improve their lives through education and training.

For more information about SIVNCI visit www.soroptimistvista.org.