What is Soroptimist International of Davis?
We Invest in Dreams
Hello! Welcome to our website. Soroptimist International is a global volunteer organization working to improve the lives of women and girls. It was founded in Oakland in 1921 by Violet Richardson, who coined the term “service club.”
SI Davis formed in 1954. We are an active group of professionals, volunteers and retirees dedicated to serving our community year-round through programs, projects and our passion for helping women and girls who need it most.
Soroptimist Ruby Award
The Soroptimist Ruby Award recognizes women who – through professional or personal efforts – make extraordinary differences in the lives of women and girls. Honorees inspire and encourage other women, and make a significant impact. The 2022 award, due Feb. 15, comes with a $1,000 grant to the nonprofit of the recipient’s choice. Nominations include a short form and a statement of up to 750 words on why the nominee should receive the award. Women may nominate themselves or another woman (who must sign the form).
What Soroptimist International of Davis Does
If you know us at all, you know we're involved
Members of our Hands-On committee with hygiene bags assembled for Empower Yolo
Member Carol MacDonald riding the Sudwerk Beer Cart
SI Davis Past Presidents Wendy and Emily in Yokohama, Japan for the Soroptimist International of the Americas conference
Members Janice, Lea, and Andrea holding up an issue of the Davis Enterprise featuring SI Davis' fundraising efforts
Members of the SI Davis club
SI Davis Past President Wendy Weitzel with Gloria Partida, recipient of the club's annual Ruby Award, which recognizes women who have significantly aided other women and/or girls in their community and beyond, through professional or volunteer efforts.
SI Davis Members Eda and Karen W. with Davis High School Scholarship recipient
Beer + Wine Booth Fundraising at the Davis Farmers Market for community grants and programs
What Soroptimist International of Davis Supports
Women and girls have the resources and opportunities to reach their full potential and live their dreams.
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 Core Values
Support Soroptimist International of Davis
There are many forms of giving!
If you would like to support our club and all the wonderful work we aim to do, you’re in luck! Here are a few options:
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Let's Get Acquainted
We meet two Wednesdays a month virtually via Zoom from 11:45 a.m. to around 12:45 p.m. Typically on the third Tuesday of the month, we meet virtually via Zoom from 5:30 to 7 p.m., for a social, followed by a business meeting.
Check our club calendar to confirm meeting dates and venues.