A global volunteer organization working to improve the lives of women and girls through programs leading to social and economic empowerment.
Who Are Soroptimist Members?
Soroptimist is an international organization for business and professional women who work to improve the lives of women and girls, in local communities and throughout the world. Over 80,000 Soroptimists in about 120 countries and territories volunteer time and contribute financial support to community–based and international projects that benefit women and girls.
The name, Soroptimist, means “Best For Women,” and that’s what the organization strives to achieve. Soroptimists are women at their best, working to help other women to be their best.
Soroptimist members belong to local clubs, which determine the focus of volunteer work to their communities. Club projects range from renovating domestic violence shelters and providing mammograms to low-income women, to sponsoring self-esteem workshops for teenage girls. In addition, Soroptimists participate in organization-wide programs including the Soroptimist Live Your Dream Award, Soroptimist Club Grants for Women and Girls, the Soroptimist Workplace Campaign to End Domestic Violence, the Soroptimist Violet Richardson Award and Soroptimists STOP Trafficking.
• To maintain high ethical standards in business and professional life.
• To strive for human rights for all people and, in particular, to advance the
status of women.
• To quicken the spirit of service and human understanding.
• To contribute to international understanding and universal friendship.
Soroptimist’s mission is to improve the lives of women and girls, in local communities and throughout the world. In order to accomplish this goal, the organization administers several international programs and grants.
Meetings weekly on Tuesday 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
The Refuge • 1501 Buttehouse Road
Yuba City, CA 95993