Join Our Club
Become a Soroptimist
There are many ways you can support our efforts to make dreams come true for women and girls in our local communities and throughout the world. We all have unique gifts to share with the communities who need it most. By empowering women and girls through access to education and training, the lives of individuals, families, and whole communities can be improved. Through Soroptimist, you join a global movement of volunteers, partners, fundraisers, and donors who believe in the power of women and girls to change the world.
When you think of yourself as a woman, do you group yourself with just your own culture, religion, or race? Or do you see yourself as part of all women everywhere and from all backgrounds?
Are you a professional woman who wishes to improve the lives of women and girls in an atmosphere of support, friendship, and fun?
Are you looking to connect with like-minded women to make a real and lasting difference for women in your community and the world at large?
What is a Soroptimist?
Soroptimists are women of all ages, cultures, and ethnic groups who work together to make a difference.
Our members represent an inspiring mix of long-time experienced members, brand-new members, and everything in between. We’re devoted to helping women and girls achieve their potential, but also to provide opportunities to build lasting friendships as well as social and business connections for members.
Sincerity of Friendship
When you join our club, you have the opportunity to connect with like-minded women, build life-long friendships, and take advantage of networking opportunities.
Joy of Achievement
Experience joy and a sense of accomplishment working with other like-minded women to make a lasting difference in the lives of women and girls in our local community and around the world.
Dignity of Service
Working on projects that improve the lives of women and girls leads to personal satisfaction and recognition from the community.
When you join our club, you’ll have the opportunity to connect with like-minded women, build lifelong friendships, and take advantage of professional networking opportunities.
Attend A Meeting
You are invited to join us at one of our monthly business meetings to see if Soroptimist is right for you. You’ll meet dedicated women of all ages and walks of life who have fun together while collectively supporting programs that benefit the women and their families in our community.
Get a Sponsor
Ask a current Soroptimist member to sponsor you. Your sponsor will provide guidance and resources to ensure that you enjoy a meaningful club experience. You will experience joy and a sense of accomplishment working with other like-minded women to make a lasting difference in the lives of women and girls in our local community and around the world.
Download Soroptimist International Norwalk/Santa Fe Spring’s MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION, fill it out, and give it to your sponsor. Your sponsor will process your application and advocate your membership before the Membership Committee and the Board. Next, you will attend an induction ceremony where you will have the opportunity to introduce yourself.
As a Soroptimist
You’ll be a leader in your community who believes in making a difference!
Our programs reach more than 1600 woman and girls a year with $1.7 million in funding. Our award recipients consistently report completing or continuing their education, getting a better job, increasing their self-esteem, improving their standard of living and serving as a role model for their children.
Working to make a difference today and build a better tomorrow for women in our local community and around the world.
Cultivating relationships with other women who have similar interests and values is a central aspect of Soroptimist membership.
Meeting and learning about women from different ethnic and cultural backgrounds, and participating in projects that address the needs of women throughout the globe.
Associating with other women representing a variety of professions facilitates professional growth and provides valuable business contacts.
Developing skills at the club level results in enhanced professional capabilities as well as leadership opportunities at all levels of the organization.
Reaching out to women at the beginning of their professional lives provides an avenue for Soroptimist members to serve as mentors.