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About Us


Women at their best, working to help other women to be their best!

Soroptimist was formed in 1921 in Oakland, California at a time when women were not permitted to join service organizations.  Our name, loosely translated from the Latin, means best for women.  Today Soroptimist is an international organization which has clubs in more than 120 countries throughout the world.

Soroptimist of Amador County joined the federation in October 1949.  We currently have 35 active members in our club who have a passion in serving and giving back to our community.


Our Core Values

Gender Equality

Women and girls live free from discrimination.


Women and girls are free to act in their own best interest.


Women and girls deserve to lead full and productive lives through access to education.

Diversity & Fellowship

Women from varied backgrounds and perspectives work together to improve the lives of women and girls.

Soroptimist Goals

To maintain high ethical standards in our business and professional lives.

To strive for human rights for all people and in particular to advance the status of women.

To develop a spirit of friendship and unity among Soroptimist of all countries.

To develop interest in community, national and international affairs.

To contribute to international understanding and universal friendship.

To develop the highest concept of patriotism.

Our Mission
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