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Soroptimist Pledge



I pledge allegiance to Soroptimist

and to the ideals for which it stands. . .

The sincerity of friendship,

The joy of achievement,

The dignity of service,

The integrity of profession,

The love of country.


I will put forth my greatest effort to promote, uphold and defend

these ideals, for a larger fellowship

in home, in society,

in business, for country and for God.


what is soroptimist?

who are we?

The members of Soroptimist International of the American River are women who come from varied backgrounds and careers and who are willing to put their talents to work for the mission of Soroptimist...improving the lives of women and girls in our community--locally and globally.  We squeeze one or two more meetings a month into our already busy schedules, find time to plan a fundraiser, contribute to some hands-on service projects around town and have fun with our like-minded Soropti-sisters.


Some of us were friends already, but most of us became friends through Soroptimist. We're all at different points in our life...some of us are married with kids still at home, some are retired...some work for a paycheck and some work solely through volunteering.  Some of us own our own businesses and some of us work for others.  We've all found a niche in Soroptimist International of the American River.  


We are busy, we are generous, we are social, we are fun and we are Soroptimists!


Director of Membership

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Soroptimist International (SI) is a worldwide organization for women in business and the professions, whether employed, volunteering or retired, working through service projects to advance human rights and the status of women and girls.  We are women who are looking for both an opportunity to give back to our communities and to interact with other professional women. We're fun, we're active and we're doing great things in our community.


Soroptimist International of the American River is one of two clubs active in Auburn, CA.  We are a part of the Sierra Nevada Region of Soroptimist International of the Americas.


The name "Soroptimist" was coined from the Latin "soror", meaning "sister" and "optima" meaning "best", interpreted as meaning Best for Women.  From the founding of the first Soroptimist Club in Oakland California in 1921 with 80 forward-thinking women, we have grown into an international organization with more than 160,000 members in 121 countries and territories.


Soroptimists strive to achieve the BEST FOR WOMEN in every aspects of their lives.


Soroptimist International of the Americas is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.  Soroptimist International holds General Consultative Status with the UN Economic and Social Council, (ECOSOC), maintains official relations with several UN agencies and technical bodies, and retains a network of permanent SI representatives at all of the major UN centers.

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