Making an impact in the lives of women and girls

Women at their best, working to help other women to be their best


Soroptimist was formed in 1921 in Oakland, California, at a time when women were not permitted to join service organizations. Our name, loosely translated from the Latin, means best for women. Today, we have about 30,000 members and supporters in countries across North America, Latin America and the Pacific Rim. We are one of five federations that make up Soroptimist International, which has clubs in more than 120 countries throughout the world.

Soroptimist International of the American River is a local club serving the greater Auburn, CA community.

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Our members made up seven special baskets of goodies, both wants and needs for the residents at Blossom Place. We made up two extras for new girls coming in at some time. Our club is proud of our support for this worthwhile program helping girls who have aged out of foster care.

April 24, 2024 Awards Dinner – our club’s most important meeting of the year.  We celebrate all the recipients and their dreams.  See Programs and Awards page for all the winners

Our annual Angel project collects gifts from the community for under-served children. It was a wonderful day distributing them to the requesting agencies

Fun and merriment at the 2023 pajama party

Installation of Officers 2023-2024 Cheryl Foley, Karen Quinlan, Heidi Reams, Chris Sands, Sharon Baca, Cathy Clow, Jackie Fitzhugh, Diane Cone, Merrill Kagan, Kathy Donlevy, Christina Wilson

Two new members being inducted to the club by Membership Chair, Christina Wilson


Several of our members attended the CASA Tea in April to support this great service organization to young people in the legal system

Blossom  Place residents standing on their new backyard deck funded by Soroptimists.


Having fun at District 4 Leadership Summit attended by president Cheryl Foley and president-elect Karen Quinlan