Become a member

Membership eligibility: desire to make a difference​

Members holding up signs that read "Best for Women"

How to become a Soroptimist

RSVP to a lunch meeting

We meet two Wednesdays a month at 11:45 a.m. 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 president, she will then register you as a Soroptimist with our federation. Dues are $175 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

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

* 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!