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Improving the lives of women and girls through programs leading to social and economic empowerment.
    Family & Friends
    in memory of Diane Knotch, 2018

    Sarah Kogut
    in memory of Evelyn Hurwicz

    Mary Cocchiarella & Jon Moller
    in memory of Irene Cocchiarella
    Sue Klaseus & Kathleen Larson
    in memory of their aunt Deloris Granaas
    Thank you to for supporting Dreams
    Linda Brady 
    Susan Grafton 
    Karen Johnson
    Jerry Johnson 
    Barb Zeches


Benefits of Membership

 WHO belongs to Soroptimist?

Professional and executive business women of all ages and ethnic groups, from all walks of life and cultures.



WHAT is Soroptimist International of the Americas?

Soroptimist International of the Americas (SIA) is part of Soroptimist International, the world's largest classified service organization for executive and professional women.


Soroptimist, coined from the Latin word "soror" and "optima" (best for women), 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."


Soroptimist International comprises of four federations, with over 95,000 members in 120 countries and territories throughout the world.


With almost 50,000 members in 18 countries and territories, Soroptimist International of the Americas is the largest of the four federations. The other three federations include Soroptimist International of Great Britain and Ireland, Soroptimist International of Europe and Soroptimist International of the South West Pacific.

WHERE does Soroptimist International of the Twin Cities meet?

Evening meetings are held every third Tuesday of the month (except July and August) and are usually at a restaurant in the south/southwest metro area. Since March 2020, monthly meetings have been online via Zoom, due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Check the Event Calendar to verify dates and locations.


HOW does Soroptimist accomplish its community service goals?

 Soroptimist International of the Twin Cities makes a difference for women through its six programs of service:

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

Using a three-pronged approach (awareness, advocacy and action), Soroptimists identify the special needs of the community, be it big, industrial city or small rural town. Soroptimists then establish projects that best address these specific needs.


Fundraising is an integral activity to the club's success of helping women and girls. The club hold various fundraising and hands-on projects throughout the year, for which all club members are expected to participate.

COST of Membership

$10 monthly dues for 10 months (September through June) plus cost of meal and beverage for those attending.

Annual national and regional dues are $125 for the 2020-2021 club year.

(all fees and dues are subject to change)



To obtain more information about how to join Soroptimist International of the Twin Cities, please send an email to our Membership Director at