Soroptimist International of Visalia
The word “Soroptimist” is a coined term meaning “Best for Women.”
Soroptimist was founded in 1921 in Oakland, California, by a group of businesswomen who wanted to have a service club similar to those already in existence for men. It has grown from one club to 3,000 clubs with more than 100,000 members in 120 countries throughout the world.
Soroptimist focuses on helping to improve the lives of women and girls, help women achieve economic and political equality, serves as a global voice for women, provides leadership development opportunities for women, and works toward world peace and understanding.
This is accomplished through education, scholarships and involvement in community and international service projects.
I pledge allegiance to Soroptimism 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.