SI Bend - 72 Years
We are the oldest continuing women's service organization in the Bend community.
Soroptimist International of Bend, Oregon is a non-profit organization that has been helping women and children in Central Oregon for over 72 years. The first Soroptimist club was formed in 1921 by a group of 80 women in Oakland, California. SI Bend was chartered in August of 1943.
The name, Soroptimist, means “best for women,” and that’s what the organization strives to achieve. Soroptimists are women at their best, working to help other women to be their best.
Soroptimist is an international 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