Soroptimist is a global volunteer organization that provides women and girls with access to the education and training they need to achieve economic empowerment.

Who WE ARE? 

Soroptimist is an international organization of business and professional women who work to improve the lives of women and girls through programs leading to social and economic empowerment. We are a global volunteer organization that economically empowers women and girls by providing access to education, the single most effective anti-poverty intervention. Over 80,000 Soroptimists in 122 countries and territories contribute time and financial support to community–based and international projects that benefit women and girls.

The name, Soroptimist, means "best for women," and that's what the organization strives to achieve. Soroptimists are women at their best, working to help other women to be their best. Learn more.

Soroptimist members belong to local clubs, which determine the focus of volunteer work to their communities. Club projects range from renovating domestic violence shelters and providing mammograms to low-income women, to sponsoring self-esteem workshops for teenage girls. In addition, Soroptimists participate in organization-wide programs including the Soroptimist Women's Opportunity Awards, Soroptimist Club Grants for Women and Girls, the Soroptimist Workplace Campaign to End Domestic Violence, the Soroptimist Violet Richardson Award and Soroptimists STOP Trafficking.

Soroptimist also sponsors Live Your Dream.org, an online community empowering offline volunteer action. The self-motivated network is made up of people who wish to support women and girls in their quest to lead better lives, while gaining inspiration in their own lives. Members of the free online community work on topics such as women’s economic empowerment, ending violence against women, human trafficking, and more. They also have access to inspirational articles, tips, and blogs that can help them live their own personal dreams.

Who do we support? 

Soroptimist International of Eureka is proud to have served our area for the past 80 years by participating in programs which benefit our local communities. Your support guarantees that we can continue our important work. We have assisted in funding dozens of worthy local organizations such as:
  • Betty Kwann Chinn Day Center
  • Dream It, Be It: Career Support for Girls
  • Eureka Rescue Mission Women's Shelter
  • Humboldt Domestic Violence Shelter
  • Humboldt Senior Resource  Center
  • Women Veterans
  • Youth Service Bureau
Awards and Scholarship:
  • Courage Award: Honoring Courageous Women - more info
  • Live Your Dream: Education and Training Award for Women - more info
  • Ruby Award - more info
  • Violet Richardson Award - more info

when we meet:

First Three Thursdays at Noon  
Where: Las Michoacana's
1111 5th Street, Eureka
When: September to mid-June
Join us for lunch as our guest!
 Contact us for more information.