Improving the Lives of Women and Girls
Welcome to the official home page of Soroptimist International of the Sierra Foothills, a volunteer service organization for women in business, management and the professions. Soroptimist International of the Sierra Foothills is part of Soroptimist International, comprising almost 100,000 members in about 124 countries around the world.
The first Soroptimist club was formed in 1921 by a group of 80 women in Oakland, California. They chose their name from two Latin words meaning "best for women."
Membership provides an enriching environment for women to develop friendships and to support each other, while experiencing the satisfaction of their collective efforts to improve communities. These women, who represent leaders across all professional disciplines, also serve as role models for younger women at the beginning of their careers.
celebrating 25 years of Service! Soroptimist International of the Sierra Foothills was incorporated March 12, 1988. Our club is located in Nevada City, California. We are District 7, in the Sierra Nevada Region of Soroptimist International of the Americas. Our members represent a wide array of professions, including doctors, attorneys, teachers, chief executive officers of companies, business owners and government officials. Our Board of Directors approve club projects, fundraisers, scholarships & awards.
A Soroptimist is a leader in her community. She believes that by joining with other women and engaging in awareness, advocacy and action in the service of her community and society, she can make the world a better place for humankind.
The United Nations officially recognizes Soroptimist International and has granted them a Category I status with the Economic and Social Council - ECOSOC. This means SI can send representatives to specialized agency meetings.
Soroptimist International is committed to service to local, national and international communities through their programme focus strategies. They promote active participation in decision making at all levels of society.