Welcome to Soroptimist International of Bend, Oregon

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2015-2016 Officers

President - Terri Swendsen

Vice President - Sandi Lujan

Recording Secretary - June Brown

Treasurer - Sarah Elmer

Communication Coordinator - Kim Moller

Directors - Marty Smolenski, Margaret Thompson

Life Member Director - Annie Barlow

Past Pesident - Judy McLeary

Together we will focus on...

  • Improving the lives of women and girls
  • Helping women achieve economic and political equality
  • Serving as a global voice for women
  • Providing outstanding leadership development opportunities for women
  • Enhancing world peace and understanding

SI Bend

Soroptimist International of Bend, Oregon is a club within the Northwestern Region of Soroptimist International. We welcome all inquiries about membership.  

Soroptimist International

As part of Soroptimist International, we join almost 95,000 members in about 120 countries to have a global voice for women's rights, health, education and other issues working through Awareness, Advocacy and Action. "A Global Voice...A Global Vision".

Soroptimist International is divided into four “federations”: Soroptimist International of the Americas, Soroptimist International of Great Britain and Ireland, Soroptimist International of Europe and Soroptimist International of South West Pacific. Soroptimist International of the Americas is the largest of the four, representing almost 45,000 members in about 20 countries and territories.

SI and the United Nations
Soroptimist International has consultative status with the United Nations' Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), which oversees UN activities and policies promoting human rights. Representatives from Soroptimist International can request agenda items, submit written statements for circulation to all members of the council, make oral statement at meetings and contribute to other UN gatherings and seminars. It is in this forum that Soroptimist representatives can advocate for the Soroptimist mission of advancing the status and human rights of women and girls. For additional information go to www.soroptimistinternational.org.

Legislative Efforts
For information go to www.soroptimistinternational.org.