About Us


Soroptimist was formed in 1921 in Oakland, California, at a time when women were not permitted to join service organizations. Our name, loosely translated from the Latin, means best for women.


Today, we have about 160,000 members and supporters in 21 countries and territories. We are one of four federations that make up Soroptimist International, which has clubs in more than 120 countries throughout the world.

Our Santa Rosa Soroptimist Club has been serving the needs of the local community since 1945, focusing on issues that affect the lives of women and children. 

Members represent a wide range of occupations in both public and private business. 

We invite representatives from various organizations or businesses to speak at our club meetings to learn more about how they  benefit the community as we raise Pulic Awareness about our own club.

We hope you will join us at one of our meetings or attend one of our upcoming fundraiser events. 

We believe all women can embrace who they are,
can define their future, and can change the world.

Our Mission

Soroptimist is a global volunteer organization that provides women and girls with access to the education and training they need to achieve economic empowerment. 


Our Vision

Our vision is for women and girls have the resources and opportunities to reach their full potential and live their dreams.

Meet Our Officers

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Kris Huot


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Lucy Barnett

Vice President

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Nancy Koski


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Linda Fisher


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Maria "Mia" Freeman


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Jeanne Kearns


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Phillis Rogers


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We vote for club officers each year. These positions offer an opportunity to improve leadership skills and play a major role in making plans for our club service projects and programs. Consider joining and helping us discover new ways to help our community.