Community Programs

Live Your Dream:  Education & Training Awards for Women

It's not enough to celebrate “girl power” without also providing examples of strength. We can’t tell girls they can change the world without equipping them to take on the task.


Campaign to End Domestic Violence

Established in 1994, the Soroptimist Workplace Campaign to End Domestic Violence is an ongoing effort to raise awareness about a seldom addressed domestic violence issue: domestic violence as a workplace concern.


Sex Trafficking of Women and Young Girls.

Soroptimist has partnered, in an on-going effort, with the Center for a Non-Violent Community here in Tuolumne County to bring an end to Domestic Violence in this County.

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Women Saluting Women

This year is our 9th Annual Women Saluting Women Luncheon to be held on November 14, 2017 at 11:30am at the Twain Harte Golf Club.  You may email or phone Chair: Jan Hiebert at: or 209.536.9227. Deadline for reservations is Friday, November 3, 2017. 

Most Special Congratulations to newly appointed 

Assistant Judge Advocate General for Military Law & Operations 

US ARMY Brigadier General Susan K. Escallier, daughter of Rotarian Don Escallier and Soroptimist Gloria Escallier

BearS Service Club at Summerville High School

The Bears Service Club at Summerville High School started as a Soroptimist "S" Club in 1998. Even though the name has changed and local Rotarians and Lions Club members also provide monetary support from time to time interest in the club and participation from students is strong.  The club's mission and purpose remains the same: to provide service and assistance as volunteers in the local community. Soroptimist sponsors the service club to expose students to the personal and professional values learned through community service with the hope that students will continue the practice of volunteerism as adults.

Club members serve as helpers at their annual school fundraiser: "Feed the Bears." They help Soroptimist with their annual Crab Feed and Twain Harte a la Carte. They also serve in the county-wide luncheon that honors volunteers each spring at the Elks Club. Each year members attend the annual 3 day Service Club Conference and interact with similar school Service Clubs around California.

School Advisor: Deana Koral Soto

Soroptimist Advisor: Patt Koral


Girls Circle at
Twain Harte School

For 6 years members of TH Soroptimist have led Girls Circle at Twain Harte School for girls in grades 6, 7 and 8.  Girls Circle is a structured support group for these girls.  It integrates rational theory, resiliency practices and skills training in a specific format designed to increase positive connection, personal and collective strengths, and competence in girls.  It aims to counteract social and interpersonal forces that impede girls’ growth and development by promoting an emotionally safe setting and structure within which girls can develop caring relationships and use authentic voices.  The girls meet weekly for two hours with their class and two Soroptimist who have been trained to lead Girls Circle. Every Girls Circle has 8 sessions.


Youth/Memorial Scholarships

A significant program supported in the annual Soroptimist budget and fundraising efforts for graduates at Summerville High School and Connections Academy.