Is Soroptimist the Service Club for You?
Here are 10 reasons to help you decide:
- We are involved in your community.
Soroptimist International of Dixon is an active group of local professional women working together to benefit your neighbors, friends and the local community and its needs.
- We are local.
Soroptimists represent some of the best and brightest decision makers in the Dixon business community; we are a network of professional women drawn together in service to others.
- We are important to your business.
Soroptimists are potential customers, suppliers and co-workers. We are a network of individuals with a heart; we will become an important part of your life.
- We are established.
Soroptimist International has grown since 1921 into one of the world’s largest service organizations for professionals dedicated to improving the status of women everywhere. We comprise almost 100,000 members in more than 120 countries.
- We are focused.
Soroptimists channel their efforts into six program areas, including: health, environment, economic development, international goodwill, education, and human rights status of women. Soroptimists worldwide support shelters for abused women and children, rural medical clinics, informational videotapes on issues affecting women, and provide technical training and financial seminars for women.
- We are enthusiastic.
Soroptimists share an interest in business as well as concern in working for change. We are people who genuinely enjoy each other’s company and we celebrate our achievements with style.
- We think big!
Soroptimists take on large projects because we are doers. Did you know that the Dixon Soroptimists spearheaded the “DHS Athletic Field Lighting Project”, raising funds in excess of $72,000? We helped build the Senior Citizen’s Center, have planted trees, purchased books, musical equipment, basketballs, uniforms, given computers to students and families, annually funded over $10,000 in scholarships, and we continually look for new ways to benefit our community.
- We look to the future.
We support the growth and education of young people in our area. Each month we recognize a “Young Woman of the Month” for her outstanding achievement in home, school and community. Annually we present the “Violet Richardson Award”, honoring young women volunteers. Our annual “Making a Difference for Women Recognition” program focuses on the areas of Women Helping Women, Women of Distinction and Advancing the Status of Women.
- We look for those who will make a difference.
Several doctoral candidates throughout the region annually are awarded Soroptimist Fellowships that total $40,000 to help fund their graduate level education. Women have been able to return to school and vocational training thanks to our annual “Woman’s Opportunity Award” program.
- We need you.
Soroptimists are like you, individuals who care about those around us. We are willing to work together to achieve important changes. Let us help each other to make a difference. Please talk with a Soroptimist member if you are interested in being a part of our Club. You will gain more than you give — we promise!