Who We Are and What We Do


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.

Throughout history and still to this day, women throughout the world face obstacles solely because of their gender. They disproportionately suffer from poverty and discrimination. It’s for this reason that Soroptimist, an organization of and by women, chooses to focus on the special challenges facing women and girls.

Soroptimists in the Sierra Pacific Region belong to local clubs ranging from San Francisco to Taft and from Los Banos to Mariposa. In addition to providing women and girls with access to an education, these clubs and our members also participate in the global organization-wide programs.


HERE IT IS!!! The 2019 Sierra Pacific Region/ Sierra Nevada Region “Call” to our first co-hosted Development Retreat (aka Leadership)

2019 DEV retreatOn behalf of your Sierra Nevada Region and Sierra Pacific Region Board of Directors and our Soroptimist Development Retreat (SDR) coordinators, you are invited (and encouraged) to attend the Soroptimist Development Retreat on July 27 and 28, 2019 at the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa in Reno!

Our event officially starts at noon on Saturday, but we will be having two bonus sessions on Legislative Advocacy and Trafficking at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday.  So come early and hear more on these key issues.

Hotel registration is open: Atlantis Hotel registration. Or you can call (800)723-6500 and use the code:  SISDR19. Make your hotel reservations by July 5 to get assure that you have a room and that it is at our special rate of $159 (plus taxes and fees, which are reduced for us this year).

We hope to see you there! Register today!! Registration is $115 and includes all meals. (On Registration page choose “I want to Register”, enter email, and for Registrant Type choose Member from dropdown.)

Lane Parks, SNR Governor; Gail Dekreon, SPR Governor                                                              Jackie Sillman and Loretta Forniciari SDR Coordinators

Soroptimist International is a global volunteer organization working to improve the lives of women and girls through programs leading to social and economic empowerment