Everything You Wanted to Know About Soroptimist

Soroptimist International of the Americas


The name Soroptimist is a coined word from two latin words: "soro" meaning woman and "optima" meaning the best. 


Women and girls have the resources and opportunities to reach their full potential and live their dreams.


Soroptimist improves the lives of women and girls through programs leading to social and economic empowerment.

Soroptimist International of Richmond Theme



Ambition, Inspiration, Motivation

The women of Soroptimist International of Richmond have exceptional AIM in accomplishing their goals.  

We are Ambitious, Inspired and Motivated 

women who come together to be successful in our endeavors.  With wonderful AIM, great camaraderie develops and we prosper in our efforts to help those in our community who need help.

Soroptimist Pledge


I pledge allegiance to Soroptimist and to the ideals for which it stands:

The Sincerity of Friendship, 

The Joy of Achievement

The dDgnity of Service 

The Integrity of Profession

The Love of Country

I will put forth my greatest effort to promote, uphold and defend these ideals, for a larger fellowship in home, in society, in business, for country and for God.



Soroptimist International (SI)

Americas, Great Britain & Ireland, Europe, Southwest Pacific

The first club was founded in Oakland, California and chartered on October 3, 1921.  Soroptimist continued to grow and thrive as a global volunteer movement for decades, expanding into several countries and territories around the world. Today Soroptimist has 75,000 members in 122 countries and territories who contribute time and financial support to community-based  and international projects that benefit women and girls.

Link to Soroptimist International

Soroptimist International of the Americas


Soroptimist International of the Americas (SIA)

United States, Japan, Canada, South America, Korea, Taiwan, The Philippines, Mexico/Central America

Link to Soroptimist International of the Americas

Soroptimist International Founder Region


Soroptimist International of Richmond is part of Founder Region of Soroptimist International of the Americas.

California, Guam, Hawaii, The Marianas

Link to Soroptimist Inernational - Founder Region

Ways to Contact Us


You can reach us by mail

Soroptimist International of Richmond

P.O. Box 21175

Richmond, California 94820

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