General Information What is a Soroptimist? Soroptimist is a worldwide organization for women in management professions working through service projects to advance the rights and status of women. The Soroptimist Clubs of Auburn include women of all ages and cultures. Members represent a wide array of professions, including bankers, teachers, real estate agents, store managers, accountants, small business owners and government employees.
Soroptimist Aims: • 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 Benefits: • Service opportunities in the community • Friendships locally and world-wide. • Networking • Personal growth & leadership: developing skills at the club level leads to enhanced professional capabilities • Diversity: opportunities to meet women from different ethnic and cultural backgrounds and participate in projects that affect women around the globe.
Soroptimist Programs: Soroptimist International of Auburn & Historic Auburn support programs, locally, nationally and globally.
• Scholarships and Grants • Disaster relief • Health • Human Rights/Status of Women • Environment
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. What is the purpose of Soroptimist? A. Soroptimist members participate in community projects focusing on issues such as domestic violence, poverty, lack of adequate child care, sexual harassment and other challenges to women.
Q. How do I join a Soroptimist club? A. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will have you visit a meeting and you can fill out your application at that time.
Q. How much are the membership dues? A. S.I. Auburn dues are $150.00 per year.
Q. What is the time commitment? A. The time commitment may vary between 4-6 hours per month depending on the different activities you participate in.
Q. Do you need a sponsor to join a Soroptimist club? A. No sponsor is needed to join the club, just contact a local club & let them know you'd like to attend a meeting.
Q. What type of organizations does Soroptimist support? A. Some of the organizations S.I. Auburn & S.I. Historic Auburn support include: Peace for Families, Placer County Receiving Home, Sexual Assault Response Team nurses,
Q. Are there attendance requirements? A. There are no attendance requirements; however, we encourage our members to attend our business & program meeting and to participate in some club projects.