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 Soroptimists in about 120 countries and territories contribute time and financial support to community-based and international projects that benefit women and girls.

Upcoming Events

Nov 25, 2015

International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

Women's activists have marked November 25 as a day against violence since 1981.

Dec 2, 2015

International Day for the Abolition of Slavery

The International Day for the Abolition of Slavery, 2 December, recalls the date of the adoption, by the General Assembly, of the United Nations Convention for the Suppression of the Traffic in Persons and of the Exploitation of the Prostitution of Others (resolution 317(IV)of 2 December 1949).

Dec 10, 2015

Human Rights Day: SI December 10th Appeal

Every year, on Human Rights Day (December 10) the President of Soroptimist International selects a project that provides direct assistance to women in extreme need.

Jan 1, 2016

New Year's Day

New Year's Day, January 1.

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Live Your Dream Education & Training Applications Available!

Ready to Begin a New Life?

The Soroptimist Live Your Dream Awards program (formerly the Women's Opportunity Awards) has been helping women around the world since 1972. This program provides cash grants to women who are working to better their lives through additional schooling and skills training.

You are eligible to apply if you are:

A woman with primary financial responsibility for yourself and your dependents

Attending an undergraduate degree program or a vocational skills training program

Have financial need

Soroptimist International Live Your Dream Video

The Soroptimists of Lake Oswego / West Linn created a video on the organization's Live Your Dream program.  SIA's online community offers supporters on- and off-line ways to help deliver the Soroptimist mission of improving the lives of women and girls through programs leading to social and economic empowerment.

YouTube video

Going into it's third successful year, is helping Soroptimist deliver its mission. 

Soroptimist club fundraiser features 2015 Oregon Civil War or iPad mini 2

Sweepstakes fundraiser announced; only 600 tickets available

The SI LOWL club is holding a fundraising Sweepstakes by selling $10 tickets first winner's choice of either two stadium seats for 2015 OSU/UoO Civil War Game OR an IPad Mini 2 with 32G and wifi.  The second drawn winner will be awarded the remaining available prize. Only 600 tickets are available; odds of winning are 1 in 300.  Contact the club on their Facebook page  Soroptimist International of Lake Oswego/West Linn or by email to  We'll locate the best way to obtain your tickets. Drawing will take place on November 4th, 2015.

SI LOWL club members in Old Tyme Parade, West Linn, Oregon

Club Members and Award Winners in West Linn Old Tyme Parade

Soroptimist International of Lake Oswego/West Linn marched in the 59th West Linn Old Tyme Parade on Saturday, July 18, 2015. SoroptiMister Jeff Holmes provided his 1962 Catalina 2+2 powder blue muscle car to escort club members. The club invited Live Your Dream award winners, and community grant recipients to join us.