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If you would like information about joining Soroptimist, please contact our Membership Chair at membership@marinsoroptimist.org.

We have one dinner meeting a month on the 1st Wednesday from 6pm-8pm. Attendance is expected. Dinner costs are not included in dues and are an additional expense. You should also know that there are various optional fund-raising opportunities for which most members spend about $200/year.

About Membership

Soroptimist International was founded in 1921 in Oakland, California. Eighty women in professions that included medicine, laboratory technology, education and printing formed the first Soroptimist club to foster the ideal of service. Since 1921, membership has grown to nearly 100,000 women in about 120 countries and territories.

Soroptimists are business and professional 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. The common thread that connects all Soroptimists is their desire to make a difference for women.

Membership dues are $165 a year for the fiscal year from July 1 to June 30. Members joining between January 1 and June 30 will pay reduced dues of $90. There is an additional one-time new member fee of $20 that pays for your pin and materials.

Benefits of Membership

If you are a special woman who wishes to provide volunteer service in an atmosphere of support, friendship and fun, then joining Soroptimist may be right for you. Soroptimist membership provides a variety of benefits, including:

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  • Fulfillment – Working on projects that improve the lives of others leads to personal satisfaction and recognition from the community.
  • Friendship – Cultivating relationships with other women who have similar interests and values is a central aspect of Soroptimist membership.
  • Diversity – Meeting and learning about women from different ethnic and cultural backgrounds, and participating in projects that address the needs of women throughout the globe, contributes to world peace and understanding.
  • Networking – Associating with other women representing a variety of professions facilitates valuable business contacts.
  • Leadership – Developing skills at the club level results in enhanced professional capabilities as well as leadership opportunities at all levels of the organization.
  • Mentoring – Reaching out to women at the beginning of their professional lives provides an avenue for Soroptimist members to serve as mentors.
  • Convenience – Belonging to an association with organized programs and professionally developed resources frees members from administrative constraints, while enabling them to concentrate on providing volunteer service
  • Services – Joining Soroptimist provides access to additional benefits, such as: several insurance options (United States only); low–interest credit card (United States only); and a subscription to Soroptimist International of the Americas' award–winning magazine.

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