Improving the lives of women and girls, in local communities and throughout the world.
Soroptimist International of Healdsburg was chartered on April 7, 1956 with 18 members. We are part of Founder Region, Soroptimist International of the Americas. In any location in the world where there is a Soroptimist Club, a warm welcome is extended to a member who is visiting or moving to a new location. We also welcome those who may be interested in joining us.
We are a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Our EIN is 94-6174155
What We Do
Our fundraising events allow us to continue supporting these community service programs:
Scholarships to graduating seniors from Healdsburg High School
The Violet Richardson Award, recognizing a young woman for her volunteer efforts.
The Woman's Opportunity Award to support a single parent's re-entry into education to provide for her family
Sonoma County Risk Assessment Project (SCRAPPI) - a program to identify women who are at risk for breast & ovarian cancer
The Sonoma County YWCA Women's Shelter Safehouse
Support for programs against Domestic Violence such as the Adobe Project
The Drug Abuse Alternative Center (DAAC)
Celebration of Giving -- a Christmas Party for families in need
Prenatal Classes at Alliance Medical Center for first time mothers
Christmas Tree Lighting in support of Home Hospice
Sports and Arts Scholarships for young girls with the Shannon Boas Memorial Fund
Youth Programs such as Most Improved Student's Recognition and Luncheon
SIH also participates in many regional programs such as Fellowship Scholarships for women in their final year of studies for their doctoral degree, international programs to train women for self-supporting jobs in underdeveloped countries, Women Survivors of War and Disaster programs and projects which benefit women and girls all over the world.
There are 2 Meetings a month: 2nd Wednesday of the Month from 5:30-7:30pm at the Bean Affair 4th Wednesday of the Month from 12:15pm-1:15pm at Foss Creek School Guests and potential members are welcome at program meetings.
Soroptimists have the opportunity to attend district meetings, regional conferences and international conventions held all over the world.
Be an Involved Member
Regular attendance at meetings is encouraged. Each member is expected to serve on committees and participate in the club's activities.
Financial Obligations of Membership
Annual Dues are approximately $140 (prorated throughout the year for new members) Induction Fee is $7.50
Modest fines may be imposed on members in the spirit of friendship, examples are; having your picture in the newspaper, buying a new car, forgetting to wear your pin, etc.
Members are encouraged to participate in fundraising and special service projects.
Some of these items are tax deductible (consult your accountant for confirmation)