Become a member

Membership eligibility: desire to make a difference​

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How to become a Soroptimist

RSVP to a meeting

Our club meetings are on the first Wednesday each month at 11:45 a.m., in-person and via Zoom. Our business meetings are on the third Wednesday starting at 5:30 p.m., in-person and via Zoom. RSVP today.

Get matched with a mentor

Any Soroptimist in the club can sponsor you for membership. Our Membership Committee Chair can match you with a suitable mentor.

Pay your annual dues

Once you pay your annual dues to the club, she will then register you as a Soroptimist with our federation. Dues are $185 per member per year (our year starts in July). If this is a hardship for you, just let us know.

Serve on at least one Soroptimist committee.

Committees are the cogs of our well-run club. With our myriad interests and projects, you are sure to find a committee that can make use of your passion, talents and expertise


Benefits of membership

Our Members

Soroptimists* for life

  • Lisa Adda, President
  • Katherine Hess, Immediate Past President
  • Maggie Memmott, President-Elect
  • Phyllis Himmel, Secretary
  • Lori Hansen, Treasurer
  • Marne McGuinness, Assistant Treasurer
  • Meredith Sweet Silberstein, Coordinator of Calendar/Newsletter Coordinator/Webmaster
  • Mary Chapman, Director of Programs
  • Sandra Bachand
  • Elaine Barratt
  • Lorraine Beaman
  • Kim Berardi
  • Heather Carpenter
  • Athena Chapman
  • Eda Chen
  • Dee Clark
  • Ellie Cobarrubia
  • Janette Dahn
  • Lisa Fischer
  • Lynn Fowler
  • Sandy Holman
  • Janice Labadie, Sierra Nevada Region Past Governor
  • Karen Lemcke
  • Carol MacDonald
  • Nancy Mathews
  • Crystal Ross O’Hara
  • Julie Otto
  • Lea Rosenberg
  • Diana Schmiegel
  • Wendy Weitzel
  • Evie Wright, Sierra Nevada Region Treasurer
  • Emily Ziser, Sierra Nevada Region District 2 Director

* Inclusivity is a top priority for our club. Our membership is open to all members of the community, regardless of race, gender identity, sexual orientation, or occupation. As long as you are ready to work (and have boatloads of fun), we welcome you!