Welcome to Soroptimist International of Bend, Oregon

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We need you, your time and your talents! All programs and projects are accomplished through member participation. Soroptimists are business and professional women of all ages, cultures and ethnic groups. They are working moms and single women; small business owners and corporate executives; retired professionals; attorneys, teachers and physicians. The common thread that connects all Soroptimists is their desire to make a difference for women. (Membership is also open to men).

Benefits of Membership
If you wish to provide volunteer service in an atmosphere of support, friendship and fun, then joining Soroptimist may be right for you. Soroptimist membership provides a variety of benefits, including:


Fulfillment – Working on projects that improve the lives of others leads to personal satisfaction and recognition from the community.

Friendship – Cultivating relationships with other women, both locally and worldwide, who have similar interests and values is a central aspect of Soroptimist membership.

Diversity – Meeting and learning about women from different ethnic and cultural backgrounds, and participating in projects that address the needs of women throughout the globe, contributes to world peace and understanding.

Networking – Associating with other women representing a variety of professions facilitates valuable business contacts.

Leadership – Developing skills at the club level results in enhanced professional capabilities as well as leadership opportunities at all levels of the organization.

Mentoring – Reaching out to women at the beginning of their professional lives provides an avenue for Soroptimist members to serve as mentors.

Convenience – Belonging to an association with organized programs and professionally developed resources frees members from administrative constraints, while enabling them to concentrate on providing volunteer service.

Services – Joining Soroptimist provides access to additional benefits, such as: several insurance options (United States only); low–interest credit card (United States only); and a subscription to Soroptimist International of the Americas’ award–winning magazine.