Members Give to Our Community

We are proud of the actions of our club members to give in her own way to the community. We knew we were all pretty busy, but when we took stock of what we all did, it was almost overwhelming. Please take time to appreciate all that our members do outside of our club.

The members are listed alphabetically unless they let us know they have an upcoming event they wanted everyone to know about.


Kate coordinates the Novato Historical Guild Speaker Series on the second Wednesday of each month. These FREE events are held at Novato City Hall, 901 Sherman Avenue, at 7 pm. Add these dates to your calendar to hear these wonderful local folks talk about local history!

August 14 - Bonnie Portnoy talks about her grandfather, early CA artist, Tilden Daken.

September 11 - Dr. Crystal Chang talks about the Rise of Xi Jinping and the perilous state of US and China relations.

October 9 - Breck Parkman talks about "Digging the 60s: an Archaeology of Hippies and Marines"

November 13 - Docent Sylvia Chipman and Dr. Dipa Bhaumik talk about the history of the Buck Institute and the "Science of Living Better Longer."

Novato Historical Guild

Kate Johnston


Mari's passion is to support the Schurig Brain Center.

Schurig Brain Center

Mari Avedano


Sylvia is very active with the Novato Sunrise Rotary and is also on the Advisory Board for Novato School Fuel.

Rotary Club

Sylvia Barry


Carole is the Chair of the North Bay Science Discovery Day, an annual event at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds that draws 16,000 people. Consider volunteering for a four-hour shift at this exciting FREE day that promotes STEM to kids. Contact Carole or check the website.

North Bay Science Discovery Day

Carole Bennett


Vicki is the Co-Facilitator of the Marin County Multiple Sclerosis Society support group which meets on the second Saturday of every month from 12 to 1:30 pm. Contact Vicki for more information.

Marin County Multiple Sclerosis Society Support Group 

Vicki Campbell


Robin currently serves on the Board of the League of Women Voters of Marin County. Her interests include community and government issues, voter education, and fair elections in particular. Robin will be glad to discuss more about the League.

League of Women Voters of Marin County

Robin Diederich


Pam has been very active with the Gilead House for years and brings a lot of knowledge and enthusiasm for this transition home for moms and their kids.

Gilead House

Pam LeDonne


Rachel is on the Marin County's Mental Health Board and loves mentoring the youth of Marin County. She is a member of Citizens Climate Lobby and attends a yearly conference in DC to educate congress members about Climate Change. Contact Rachel with any questions.

Marin County Mental Health Board

Rachel Farac


Patsy is currently the President of the Novato Chamber of Commerce. She loves to help people promote their business and promote Novato.  Contact Patsy for more information.

Novato Chamber of Commerce

Patsy Fleisch

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Kathy is quite involved with North Marin Community Services which provides a wealth of support to people in our local community. Contact Kathy for more information.

North Marin Community Services

Kathy Gondola


Patty is an enthusiastic volunteer with the Sparkle Foundation which is designed for women helping women. Each summer is the Sparkle Backpack Drive, and it was on August 7, 2019.  Volunteers from all over town gathered to assemble 700 backpacks for needy kids in the community. Contact Patty now if you want to participate in the future.

Sparkle Foundation

Patty Smith


Susan is currently the Manager of the Novato History Museum and active in the Novato History Guild. She coordinates all activities and tours at the museum.

Novato History Museum

Susan Magnone


Rosemary sings in the local Novato Music Association Chorus which brings a special celebration to the winter holidays.

Novato Music Association Chorus

Rosemary Shea


Charlotte can often be found sitting at a booth for the Master Gardeners offering free gardening tips to the public.

Master Gardeners of Marin County

Charlotte Urban


For over 20 years Sharlene has dedicated her life to being the Head Coach of an award-winning swim team called the "Mud Sharks" based right out of our own local Rolling Hills Club in Novato.

Mudshark Swim Team

Sharlene Van Boer

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Nancy is involved in several organizations and gives herself endlessly to them all. The one that we see her the most involved outside of Soroptimist is the Novato Chamber of Commerce.

Novato Chamber of Commerce

Nancy Weber

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Soroptimist International of Novato

Post Office Box 1267

Novato, CA  94948

TAX ID NUMBER 23-7290674