Soroptimist is a global women’s organization whose members work to improve the lives of women and girls through programs leading to social and economic empowerment. 


Our Beginning

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 of Visalia was chartered on March 4, 1939. SI Visalia is a member of the Sierra Pacific Region and Soroptimist International of the Americas.


“Women from varied backgrounds and perspectives work together..."


Soroptimist Pledge


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.

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