Who We Are – Best For Women
Soroptimist is an international organization working to improve the lives of women and girls, in local communities and throughout the world. Over 70,000 Soroptimists in about 120 countries and territories contribute time and 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…to help women to be their best.
Soroptimist members belong to local clubs, which determine the focus of volunteer work to their communities. SIG participates in the organization-wide programs including:
- The Soroptimist Live Your Dream Award (Live Your Dream-Education and Training Awards for Women)
- Dream it, Be it (mentoring program for teen girls)
Northwestern Region First Place Award in the Fundraising category for our Teddy Bear Parade.
Club Meeting Information
SIG meetings are held at the Gresham Elks Club the second and third Thursdays from noon-1pm. Lunch is served at no cost to our first-time potential members. The fourth Thursday is at 6:00pm at Powell Valley Assisted Living and Memory Care. Each meeting has an agenda with either interesting speakers, club business, committee activities etc. Please feel free to join us at any time or contact us for more information.
You can help fund SIG scholarships for women:
Sign up at Fred Meyer Community Awards at https://www.fredmeyer.com/topic/community-rewards-4 (click on Re-enroll or Link Your Rewards Card Now). Search for Soroptimist International of Gresham and Fred Meyer will contribute to our Club.
AND, Sign up at Amazon Smile at http://smile.amazon.com,type in Soroptimist International of Gresham in the box asking for charity name and Amazon will also contribute to Soroptimist International of Gresham. The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to Soroptimist.
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