Sue Riney of Oak Harbor is serving a one-year term as secretary/treasurer of the board of directors for Soroptimist, an international volunteer organization of women who work to improve the lives of women and girls through programs leading to social and economic empowerment.
As secretary/treasurer, Riney will participate in strategic planning and program development for the organization in an effort to help Soroptimist increase the overall collective impact it has on women and girls around the world, according to a news release.
In addition, she will oversee organization funds and financial accounts.
Riney is a member of Soroptimist International of Oak Harbor, one of 1,300 Soroptimist International of the Americas clubs that empower women and girls through volunteer projects in local communities. A member since 1996, Riney has held several leadership positions including federation fundraising council member, region governor and treasurer, district director and secretary, and club president and vice president.
“I am excited to begin my term as secretary/treasurer of Soroptimist International of the Americas,” Riney said, according to the release. “I look forward to being able to shape the future of Soroptimist and continue our global mission of improving the lives of women and girls.”
Riney is a vice president/project manager for Wells Fargo within Community Banking. She attended Western Washington University in Bellingham, where she studied recreation and park management. Riney is also a member of Whidbey Playhouse and Whidbey Presbyterian Church.
Soroptimist’s major program, the Live Your Dream: Education and Training Awards for Women, provides cash grants for women seeking to improve their lives with the help of additional education and training.
Each year, about $1.6 million is disbursed to deserving women through this award-winning program.