If you are accomplished business or professional woman who wishes to provide volunteer service in an atmosphere of support, friendship and fun, then joining Soroptimist may be right for you.
South Central Region represents 1446 members in 48 clubs located from Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas, Illinois, Arkansas, and Louisiana.
A Soroptimist is a person working in a profession or business or in an occupation of comparable status or responsibilities to those of a person working in a profession or business; or be recently retired from or temporarily or permanently out of work from a profession or business or an occupation or comparable status or responsibilities to those of a person working in a profession or business; or be embarking on a career in a profession or business or occupation of comparable status or responsibilities to those of a person working in a profession or business.
Soroptimist membership provides a variety of benefits, including:
- Service opportunities in the community, region, country and world leading to personal satisfaction and recognition from the community
- Friendships locally and world-wide: Cultivating relationships with other women who have similar interests and values is a central aspect of Soroptimist membership
- Networking: Associating with other women representing a variety of professions facilitates valuable business contacts
- Personal growth/Leadership: Developing skills at the club level results in enhanced professional capabilities as well as leadership opportunities at all levels of the organization
- Diversity: Opportunities to meet and learn 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
- Opportunities to attend professional meetings at local, region, national and international levels
Soroptimist membership connects women-to each other, to their local communities and to the world community. Together, Soroptimists focus on issues such as domestic violence, poverty, lack of adequate child care, sexual harassment, inequities in the workplace, and other challenges unique to today’s women.