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 is a global volunteer organization that provides women and girls with access to the education and training they need to achieve economic empowerment.
Break out of the Ordinary
Members of Soroptimist International of Richmond meet the challenges of our community, country and world in this pandemic period by having a new vision, by breaking out of our ordinary patterns of service. We will see where the needs are, and we will find creative approaches to serve these needs in a changed world. We will see beyond obstacles and find new approaches to community service as we continue to work for the greater good in society.
I pledge allegiance to Soroptimist and to the ideals for which it stands:
The Sincerity of Friendship,
The Joy of Achievement
The Dignity 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.
Soroptimist International of the Americas (SIA)
United States, Japan, Canada, South America, Korea, Taiwan, The Philippines, Mexico/Central America
Soroptimist International of Richmond is part of Founder Region of Soroptimist International of the Americas.
California, Guam, Hawaii, The Marianas
Your support and contributions will enable us to meet our goals and support our community. Thank you so very much for your generosity.
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