Frequently Asked Questions:
Soroptimist International is a worldwide organization for women in management and the professions, working through service projects to to improve the lives of women and girls, in local communities and throughout the world. (top)
Soroptimist International of Corona strives to be a global voice for women through awareness, advocacy and action. The organization is committed to serving local, national and international communities, and participating actively in decision-making at all levels of society. The word “Soroptimist” was coined from two Latin words, “sorror” and “optima”, which loosely translates as “best for women”. (top)
Who is a Soroptimist?
Soroptimists are women of all ages, cultures and ethnic groups. They are working moms and single women; small business owners and corporate executives; attorneys, teachers and physicians.
Soroptimists are leaders across all professional disciplines who also serve as role models for younger women at the beginning of their careers. The common thread that connects all Soroptimist is their desire to make a difference for others through volunteer service. (top)
Soroptimist International of the Americas
Soroptimist International of the Americas is one of four (4) Federations that make-up Soroptimist International. The Soroptimist International of America members focus on “Best for women”. They do this by undertaking club projects such as providing women with basic literacy and income-generating skills; funding, career development programs for teen mothers; helping minority women obtain routine medical care; and raising community awareness about domestic violence. Members also make a difference for women through participation in Soroptimist International of America's major service project, the “Women’s Opportunity Awards”. (top)
Local Service Projects
With our main focus of advancing the status of women and human rights, our local service projects include: Dreams and Decisions, Youth Forum, Fresh Start Clothes Closet, Women’s Opportunity Award, Scholarship Programs. We also support other organizations such as the “Settlement House” and “Alternatives to Domestic Violence (ADV)”. (top)
In order for our organization to provide the services we do, we must have money! So fundraising is the backbone, and we look to the people and business in this community to support us in our endeavors.