Why are you called
The Word Soroptimist is related to two Latin words, soror meaning sister
and optima meaning best. We say Soroptimists are 'women at their best
helping others to be their best.'
How big is the Soroptimist organisation?
We are part of a worldwide organisation with over 100,000 members in 121
countries. Whilst we don't support particular political parties or religious
groups, SI encourages all members to be aware of and involved in the issues
of society which have political implications, take positions of advocacy
and to act through its own Programme Focus to influence the legislation
and official policies in areas into which the Programme relates.
What is a Federation?
Soroptimist International is split into 4 Federations:
Great Britain and Ireland
South West Pacific
The organisation is then split down into countries and in some cases,
regions to further simplify and help co-ordinate efforts.
Where are your world headquarters?
These are in Cambridge, United Kingdom. Further details can be obtained
by visiting their home page.
Where are your Federation headquarters?
The Federation of South West Pacific is located in Sydney, Australia.
Further details can be obtained by visiting their home page.
How do I become a member?
Visit our Membership Page for further information.
Where are your meetings held and when?
We have a general members meeting once a month, on the second Tuesday
morning of each month (7:00 am), at the Royal Perth Golf Club in South
Our executive committee also meets once a month on the fourth Tuesday
morning at 7:00 am. Venue changes occasionally.
What projects are you currently working on?
Visit our Projects Page for further information.
I would like to help you. How can I be of service?
Visit our Help Us Page for further information.