WHO belongs to Soroptimist?
Professional and executive business women of all ages and ethnic groups, from all walks of life and cultures.
WHAT is Soroptimist International of the Americas?
Soroptimist International of the Americas (SIA) is part of Soroptimist International, the world's largest classified service organization for executive and professional women.
Soroptimist, coined from the Latin word "soror" and "optima" (best for women), was founded in 1921 in Oakland, California. Eighty women in professions that included medicine, laboratory technology, education and printing formed the first Soroptimist club to "foster the ideal of service."
Soroptimist International comprises of four federations, with over 95,000 members in 120 countries and territories throughout the world.
With almost 50,000 members in 18 countries and territories, Soroptimist International of the Americas is the largest of the four federations. The other three federations include Soroptimist International of Great Britain and Ireland, Soroptimist International of Europe and Soroptimist International of the South West Pacific.
WHERE does Soroptimist International of the Twin Cities meet?
The meeting place for Soroptimist International of the Twin Cities is conveniently located in Bloomington between Hwys 35W and 100 on 494. Evening meetings are usually held every third Tuesday of the month (except July and August) at the Park Plaza Bloomington Hotel. Check the Event Calendar to verify dates and locations.
Park Plaza Bloomington Hotel
4460 W 78th St Circle
Bloomington, MN 55438
HOW does Soroptimist accomplish its community service goals?
Soroptimist International of the Twin Cities makes a difference for women through its six programs of service:
- Economic and Social Development
- Human Rights/Status of Women
- International Goodwill and Understanding
Using a three-pronged approach (awareness, advocacy and action), Soroptimists identify the special needs of the community, be it big, industrial city or small rural town. Soroptimists then establish projects that best address these specific needs.
Fundraising is an integral activity to the club's success of helping women and girls. The club hold various fundraising and hands-on projects throughout the year, for which all club members are expected to participate.
COST of Membership
$10 monthly dues for 10 months (September through June) plus $20 meal/room fee for those meetings attending
$90 annual national and regional dues
(all fees and dues are subject to change)
To obtain more information about how to join Soroptimist International of the Twin Cities, please send an email to our Membership Director at firstname.lastname@example.org