Novato Club History

We are just now beginning this web page to capture the history of our club. If you have anything to add, please email the date and event. This page is a work in progress!

Soroptimist International was founded in Oakland, CA.

1921 Oct 3

The Novato club was chartered.

1973 April

Novato club had its first fashion show (there have been over 30 shows).


Sounding Board community television program began over 25 years ago.


The Novato web site was begun by member Brandy Donohue.


Novato club sold llama beans (fertilizer) as a fun fundraiser event.


Live Your Dream award began. Originally it was called Women's Opportunity Awards.


Pauline Stuber STEM Memorial Scholarship began.

2016, May

Community TV program Sounding Board name and appearance changed to e-luminate.


  • SoropNovato

Soroptimist International of Novato

Post Office Box 1267

Novato, CA  94948

TAX ID NUMBER 23-7290674