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, 2014

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, 2014

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, 2014

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, 2015

New Year's Day

New Year's Day, January 1.

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Live your Dream!

Applications being sought


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.

Soroptimists of Lake Oswego / West Linn

Gift Card Explosion and Big Island Giveaway

 We’re offering a Gift Card Explosion with Big Island Getaway!  It includes over $500 in local area business gift cards (Cheesecake Factory, PF Chang, Cold Stone, Massage Envy, etc) PLUS 3 nights ocean front accommodations at the Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa on Hawaii’s Big Island (some restrictions apply; details can be provided).  Odds are 1 in 500.

4th Annual Harvest Festival - September 13, 2014 3 to 8 p.m.

We're celebrating our 5th year of improving the lives of women and girls in local communities and around the world.

Tickets available online at or in person at Pacific West Bank in West Linn, Julie's Travel in Lake Oswego; contact your local SI LOWL club member

Saturday, Sept 13, 2014 - 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.

3rd Annual Harvest Festival - Sept 21, 2013 - see attachment for details

Advance tickets available from any Soroptimist LOWL Club member, or at these locations:

Pacific West Bank - West Linn

Lee Farms - Tualatin

Julie's Travel Desk - Lake Oswego

Live music by Panther Creek Band