We need you,
your time and your talents! All programs and projects are accomplished
through member participation. Soroptimists are business and
professional women of all ages, cultures and ethnic groups. They are
working moms and single women; small business owners and corporate
executives; retired professionals; attorneys, teachers and physicians.
The common thread that connects all Soroptimists is their desire to
make a difference for women. (Membership is also open to men).
As part of Soroptimist International, we join almost 95,000 members in
about 120 countries to have a global voice for women's rights, health,
education and other issues working through Awareness, Advocacy and
Action. "A Global Voice...A Global Vision".
Soroptimist International is divided into four “federations”:
Soroptimist International of the Americas, Soroptimist International
of Great Britain and Ireland, Soroptimist International of Europe and
Soroptimist International of South West Pacific. Soroptimist
International of the Americas is the largest of the four, representing
almost 45,000 members in about 20 countries and territories.
Benefits of Membership
If you wish to provide volunteer service in an atmosphere of
support, friendship and fun, then joining Soroptimist may be right for
you. Soroptimist membership provides a variety of benefits, including:
Fulfillment – Working on projects that improve the lives of
others leads to personal satisfaction and recognition from the
Friendship – Cultivating relationships with other women, both
locally and worldwide, who have similar interests and values is a
central aspect of Soroptimist membership.
Diversity – Meeting and learning about women from different
ethnic and cultural backgrounds, and participating in projects that
address the needs of women throughout the globe, contributes to world
peace and understanding.
Networking – Associating with other women representing a
variety of professions facilitates valuable business contacts.
Leadership – Developing skills at the club level results in
enhanced professional capabilities as well as leadership opportunities
at all levels of the organization.
Mentoring – Reaching out to women at the beginning of their
professional lives provides an avenue for Soroptimist members to serve
Convenience – Belonging to an association with organized
programs and professionally developed resources frees members from
administrative constraints, while enabling them to concentrate on
providing volunteer service.
Services – Joining Soroptimist provides access to additional
benefits, such as: several insurance options (United States only);
low–interest credit card (United States only); and a subscription to
Soroptimist International of the Americas’ award–winning magazine.
April Program Meeting.
April 25th, 11:30am – 1 pm
Location for this event only:
Mid-Oregon Federal Credit Union (upstairs board room)
1386 NE Cushing Drive, Bend
Soroptimist International of Bend will honor their 3 educational
Janet Huerta. Saving Grace: Imagine Life without Violence. RSVP by 4/23/12 $10 buffet charge.
RSVP: Rena Harris – 541 728-0820 or
Usual Meeting Place: Boston’s Pizza and
Ste 2, 61276 S Highway 97, Bend, OR 97702. (541) 647-5050.
4th Thursday of the month: 12:00 pm – 1:00pm.
Program Meeting. $10.00. Open to the public.
Men and Women may attend
the program meetings. Reservations are required.
2nd Thursday of the month: 12 noon – 1pm
Business Meeting. Order off
menu. Open to members and prospective members. Reservations
RSVP: Rena Harris – 541 728-0820 or
For more information about Soroptimist membership, please
Soroptimist International of Bend, Oregon
PO Box 1843, Bend OR 97709