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Fleming named Soroptimist president-elect

Posted: May 2, 2012 4:38 p.m.
Updated: May 2, 2012 4:38 p.m.

Cheri Fleming

 

Cheri Fleming, dealer principal of Valencia Acura, has been named president-elect of Soroptimist International of the Americas.

She will assume office Sept. 1. Fleming will automatically ascend to the office of Soroptimist International of the Americas President on Sept. 1, 2013 and will serve in that position through Aug. 31, 2014.

Fleming, of Westridge, is co-owner of Valencia Acura with her husband, Don Fleming.

She was elected to the board of directors of Soroptimist International of the Americas in 2010 and serves as the current secretary/treasurer.

“I couldn’t be more honored or excited to win the election of 2012-13 president-elect of Soroptimist International of the Americas,” Fleming said. “Our global mission of improving the lives of women and girls is personally so important to me. I can’t wait to begin this new leadership chapter and personal journey in my life.”

Soroptimist International of the Americas is comprised of more than 36,000 Soroptimist members in 20 different countries and territories. Soroptimist is an international organization for business and professional women with nearly 100,000 Soroptimists in about 120 countries and territories. The name Soroptimist means “best for women.”

Since joining Soroptimist International of Santa Clarita Valley in 1999 Fleming has served as club president, district director and governor of the El Camino Real Region.

Fleming was recently honored as Woman of the Year for the Fifth Supervisorial District by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors and the Commission for Women. She was nominated for the award by Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich who cited her years of work with Soroptimist International of the Americas in her nomination.

She was also named SCV Woman of the Year in 2004. In addition, Fleming has served on numerous nonprofit boards including the Child & Family Center and Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Health Foundation. She has also chaired and co-chaired fundraisers for the Arthritis Foundation, Boys & Girls Club of SCV and the American Cancer Society.

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