Welcome to the wonderful world of Soroptimist service!

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

Last year Soroptimist International Eugene celebrated the “Treasure of Women in Action” under the leadership of President Joyce. In 2014-2015 we will continue to make a difference by:

Lifting our Dreams h i g h e r

So far this year, we have supported Sponsors, Inc. Women’s RISE Program (Reuniting in a Supportive Environment) by installing raised garden beds near Bothy Cottage and enjoyed a fun day apple picking with women and children from the program. There will be several additional projects throughout the year.

Our September 5k Run/Walk to Live, providing financial aid to local women facing the challenges that accompany breast and gynecological cancer, was a great success.

We will be distributing baskets to our Christmas Families and supporting the Portia Project by providing phone cards to women at Coffee Creek for calls to their children. We continue to participate in Soroptimist’s signature project “Live Your Dream: Education & Training Awards for Women” which assist women who provide the primary source of financial support for their families by giving them the resources they need to improve their education, skills, and employment prospects.

We invite you to join us in lifting our dreams of improving the lives of women and girls higher.

Carene Davis-Stitt

President 2014-2015