Soroptimist is an international women's organization for business and professional women who work to improve the lives of women and girls, in local communities and throughout the world. Almost 95,000 Soroptimist members in about 120 countries and territories contribute time and financial support to community–based and international projects that benefit women and girls.
The name Soroptimist means "Best for Women," and Soroptimist was founded in 1921 in Oakland, California. Soroptimists are women at their best, working to help other women to be their best.
All Soroptimist clubs belong to one of four federations. Our club belongs to Soroptimist International of the Americas http://soroptimist.org
Soroptimist International of the Americas is divided into Regions, and Soroptimist International of Lake Forest is part of the Desert Coast Region http://soroptimistdcr.org
The other three federations are:
Soroptimist International of Great Britain and Ireland
Soroptimist International of Europe
Soroptimist International of the Southwest Pacific
The four federations make up Soroptimist International http://www.soroptimistinternational.org/