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Soroptimist (pronounced suh-rop-tuh-mist) is a worldwide non-profit organization of women helping other women to be the best they can be. Our mission is to “Improve the lives and status of women and girls locally and throughout the world.” We help women to help themselves by giving them the tools they need to “Live Their Dream” and we help girls to “Dream It, Be It”.


Do you want to join us and become one of these women helping other women? Soroptimist of Palm Springs meets the first Tuesday of the month at 7:00 a.m. at IHOP on Indian Canyon. Please check our calendar on this website to confirm our meeting dates and locations as they are subject to change for special events.


Our second meeting each month is a more informal gathering on the third Tuesday of the month. The location changes, so check out the calendar. The November 17th meeting will be an interesting look into the work of one of our members, Darleen Wilkerson, who went to Yemen to start an art department at a private Yemeni school. Then for five years, Darleen worked with Afghan refugee women in Baluchistan Province, Pakistan. We need an RSVP for this meeting and we will be carpooling from Palm Springs for those who are interested. If you would like to attend this meeting, call Sharon Snow, 760-902-4883 or email

Our club’s signature projects include:


Live Your Dreams Award. This is a cash grant given to low-income women who are the sole support of their family to further their education.


Ophelia Project: A mentoring program for at-risk girls in eighth grade at Raymond Cree Middle School and 9th through 12th grade girls at Palm Springs High School.


House of Hope: Our 45-day recovery home located in Desert Hot Springs for women battling substance abuse.


Finally, an inspirational thought:  “The more one does, the more one can do,” Amelia Earhart


For more information about Soroptimist of Palm Springs, contact our Membership Chairwoman, Char Bossel at or 760-202-7810.

Sharon Snow, President