You will find information that may be new to you, and will tell you about Soroptimist International and its global impact, as well as what we of the Palm Springs club are doing toward those goals, and our local hands-on project right here in the Coachella Valley.
Soroptimist is a coined word from the Latin: Soro meaning sister and Optimi meaning the best. From those Latin roots comes Soroptimist, the best for women. As a member for more than 35 years, I truly believe this organization is the best of women; women who at all stages of life, give back to their communities and to the world at large.
Our Mission Statement: A global volunteer organization working to improve the lives of women and girls through programs leading to social and economic empowerment.
Our Palm Springs club currently meets one morning a month – the first Tuesday at 7 a.m. is a business meeting at the IHOP in Palm Springs. We hold an evening social on the 3rd Tuesday of the month where we often recap the business items for those who couldn’t make the morning meeting. The Social is frequently a potluck at a member’s home but sometimes we indulge in “Girl’s Night Out” at a local restaurant for fun, food and relaxation! Most of the ‘working’ committee meetings are held in between, via email or phone calls.
We proudly announce and congratulate the officers for the 2015-2016 year. Thanks to Gloria Hill for hosting the installation of these officers on June 8.
President-Elect: Sharon Snow
Vice President - Service: Joan Boiko
Secretary: Tracy Piper, Ed. Dr.
Treasurer: Gloria Hill
Delegate/Board Member: Joan Boiko
Delegate/Board Member: Char Bossel
Please contact us to learn more about how you can join Soroptimist International of Palm Springs.