Soroptimist International of Lake Oswego West Linn

Soroptimist is a global women’s organization whose members volunteer to improve the lives of women and girls through programs leading to social and economic empowerment. Approximately 80,000 Soroptimists in 130 countries and territories support community–based and global projects benefiting women and girls.

For more information about Soroptimist and programs that improve the lives of women and girls, visit Soroptimist.org.

Latest News

Danielle Tudor
Feb 11, 2015

Peter Wong's article is posted in the Portland Tribune, Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015. Our club wishes more of the public be aware of this important legislation. Danielle Tudor and Brenda Tracy, unlike many of the people who will walk the halls of the Capitol this year, say they want nothing for themselves. They actually just met a few weeks ago. But they have a few things in common. They are survivors of rape — Tudor in 1979, Tracy in 1998 — who took years to go public with their stories. Tudor did so in 2008 — although she acknowledges that she described it then as an attack, not rape — and Tracy just did so in November.

Feb 06, 2015

"Imagine you are a thirteen, fourteen, fifteen-year-old, involved in your first “serious” relationship. It’s exciting, new, and so much fun. Stealing kisses, holding hands in the halls at school, trips to the mall, dates, texting each other twenty times a day, hanging out, changing your status on your social media page from “single” to “in a relationship”, in other words doing what kids do when they are in a relationship. Now imagine that your experience isn’t quite what you thought it would be. What if your partner is becoming increasingly possessive, demanding your social media and cell phone passwords, needing to know who you are communicating with, dictating who you can and cannot socialize with, telling you what you can and cannot wear? The twenty texts become fifty or more sent in rapid angry succession and your partner now expects much more from you than just hand holding and kissing. Your partner verbally abuses you, hits, slaps, or pushes you, or sexually abuses you. What if you’re relationship has become one of fear, isolation, and abuse? You are now one of approximately 1.5 million(1) teens who have disclosed being harmed by the person they were romantically involved with. You are a victim of teen dating violence."

Jan 17, 2015

SI LOWL club members took a break from committee planning for 2015 and came together for a night of laughter, camaraderie, and fellowship through Bunco.

Jan 10, 2015

Human Trafficking Awareness Day is to dedicated to raising awareness of sexual slavery and human trafficking worldwide. It started in 2007, when the U.S. Senate designated January 11th as National Human Trafficking Awareness Day. Although it is a U.S. initiative, the United Nations has begun to highlight this topic and working towards global awareness.

Nov 17, 2014

The Boise WCA (Women's Christian Association) blog contained an interesting article written by Danielle Tudor.

Nov 07, 2014

We are excited to be ab

Nov 02, 2014

Danielle Tudor was a victim of Portland’s infamous “Jogger Rapist” when she was only 17. She has become a national motivational speaker to organizations that aid victims of sexual and domestic violence. Her mission is to encourage, inspire, and thank these groups on behalf of victims. She blogs and describes her experiences as an activist on social media, and is working on a book about her personal journey from rape victim to advocate.

Live Your Dream!
Sep 15, 2014

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.

Sep 09, 2014

We’re offering a Gift Card Explosion with Big Island Getaway!  It includes over $500 in local area business gift cards (Cheesecake Factory,

Aug 10, 2014

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