2016-2017 Board of Directors

  President, Nancy Gifford
First Vice President, Becky McAlexander
Second Vice President, Sandy Sjoblom
Recording Secretary, Kim Turner
Correspondence Secretary, Karen Leach
Club Treasurer, Sharon Biswell
Assistant Treasurer, Barbara Rae
Past President & Director, Carol Adams
Director, Sue Huntley

The word Soroptimist is formed from two Latin words: “Soror” meaning “Sister” and “Optima” meaning “Best”.

Soroptimist is probably best interpreted as:
The first Soroptimist Club was founded in 1921 in Oakland, California. In 1923, the first European clubs were chartered in London and Paris. There are now four Federations: Federation of the Americas, Federation of Europe, Federation of Great Britain & Ireland, and Federation of Southwest Pacific.
Soroptimist International of the Americas is the largest with more than 1500 clubs and 47,500 members.

Soroptimist International of Junction City was chartered in 1969. We are part of District 2 in the Northwestern Region which includes Alaska, Montana, Washington and Oregon.

Soroptimist International of Junction City is an equal opportunity provider.

Shadow Hills Country Club
& 4th Tuesdays
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Our largest fundraisers to support all our service projects are the Wine and Microbrew Terrace during the Scandinavian Festival in August and wreath sales during the holiday season. We ask all of our members to participate in these two activities.

Our Areas of Service

  • Womenspace
  • International Projects
  • Viking Sal Senior Center
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Ophelia's Place
  • Local Aid
  • Children's Literacy
  • High School Seniors Dinner
  • Missoula Children’s Theatre
  • Bunches of Lunches

Our Awards

  • Women’s Opportunity Awards
  • Education Together Scholarships
  • Woman's Opportunity
    (primary income for family while returning to school)
  • Ruby
    (making a difference for women in her community)
  • Violet Richardson
    (14-17 year old high school girl)

Our Goals for our Club and the Community

  • To maintain high ethical standards in Business & Professional life.
  • To strive for Human Rights for all people and, in particular, to Advance the Status of Women , to develop a Spirit of Friendship and Unity among Soroptimists of all countries.
  • To develop interest in Community, National and International Affairs.
  • To contribute to International Understanding and Universal friendship.
  • To develop the highest concept of Patriotism.

Our Programs of Service

  • Economic & Social Development
  • Education
  • Environment
  • Health
  • Human Rights/Status of Women
  • International Goodwill and Understanding

Membership Benefits

  • Satisfaction
    f providing community service

  • Fellowship
    among community leaders in many fields

  • Increased Knowledge
    from regular meetings, programs, and Soroptimists publications

  • Growth
    of self-esteem, organizational and leadership skills

  • Enjoyment
    from connecting with women of various backgrounds, ages & experiences

  • Support
    from developing new friendships

Soroptimist International of Junction City
P. O. Box 291, Junction City, Oregon 97448

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