501(C)3 Organization ---- Federal Tax ID# 23-2154856

I pledge allegiance to Soroptimist and to the ideals for which it stands: the sincerity of friendship, the joy of achievement, the dignity of service, the integrity of profession, the love of country, I will put forth my greatest effort to promote, uphold and defend these ideals for a larger fellowship in home, in society, in business, for country and for God

”What I like best about being a member of our Soroptimist club is how positive and caring everyone is of each other, as well as the diversity of our group. I am always proud of the support we are able to provide our community and global non-profits and project – it makes me feel that we can all be a part of making a positive impact.”
– Karen Houser, Member since 2005

“I am very excited to be a part of this amazing club of hard-working, caring women. I immediately felt accepted when I joined in 2017 and look forward to seeing everyone at our weekly meetings. You can’t find a group of volunteers with bigger hearts than at SITS!”
– Paula Peterson

“Soroptimist is a great way to stay connected to our community. We hear locals speak about what they’re doing to make Tahoe a better place and how we can help. It’s wonderful!”
– Janna York

“Meeting, working and socializing with our Soroptimist group of women gives me such an appreciation for different personalities, talents, and passions. Every week I am amazed and delighted at who comes forth and shines. I find myself thinking “I love that woman!” Set before this group a common goal and you have a powerful force at work!”
– Jean Bergner

Strengthening and enhancing the lives of women and youth in our community and the world.

“Soroptimist” is a coined term which means, “Best for Women.” Soroptimist International of Tahoe Sierra was chartered on Friday, March 4, 1977. Our club is part of the Sierra Nevada Region, which is one of seven regions under the direction of Soroptimist International of the Americas. The mission statement of Soroptimist International of Tahoe Sierra is to “Strengthen and enhance the lives of women and youth in our community and the world.” With our established mission in mind, we participate in programs at our local level based on the specific needs of our community. In addition, our club is mindful of the need to enhance the lives of women and youth throughout the world.

  • Upcoming Speakers & Events

    • 30th Annual Elegant Evening at Harrah’s Lake Tahoe

      Join us for our 30th Annual Elegant Evening of fun, food, and community! Guests will enjoy selective tastings from Tahoe Blue Vodka, The Hangar, Lake Tahoe AleWorX, and Double Bond Wine.  Our evening includes a beautiful plated dinner served by Harrah’s finest, our fabulous online silent auction, our signature “Elegant Business Baskets” and “Elegant Bags”, plus amazing music and dancing to Trey Stone and The Soul Experience, our friend who has been inducted in the Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame. Our evening will be guided by Mr. Mike Peron, our Master of Ceremony! Simply go to www.elegantevening2019.com to purchase your tickets or register to bid now!

    • Speaker: Mario Guerrero, Program Manager at CASA El Dorado

      Feb. 21, 2019
      Join us as Program Manager for CASA El Dorado brings us up to date on the accomplishments and needs of our local CASA. 

    • Speaker: Mr. Larry Lambdin, Club Live Advisor of STMS

      Feb. 28, 2019
      We'll be joined by Larry of STMS to understand more the importance of Challenge Day (www.challengeday.org) for the youth in our community. This year, Challenge Day will be provided for both our middle and high schools students. Volunteers are still needed and it's important to note that the lives of ALL are changed with participation. If you haven't participated before, we recommend that you take this opportunity to do so. 

    • March Business Mtg. and Happy Birthday to SITS!

      March 7, 2019
      Hard to believe as we still feel as young as the day we started, but our club is 42 years old today! We pay homage to those ladies with the vision they held when they chartered Soroptimist Int. of Tahoe Sierra so many years ago. We've done a lot of growing over the years and we are so proud of the work we have collectively accomplished with our members and our community. Today we'll celebrate a bit and we'll get our business done as well! Please join us!


2019 Elegant Evening Sponsors

 

Meet Our Leadership

nancy muller president

Nancy Muller

President

After the South Lake Tahoe Angora fire, I was overwhelmed and touched by the outpouring of support from our community for the fire survivors. I had always thought I’d move away from Tahoe after I retired from education, but witnessing that love and support following the fire, I knew…


Kim Valverde

Kim Valverde

President Elect

When my husband and I moved here 5 years ago, I realized my retirement shouldn’t be only about me. I wanted to give back to the World. The Soroptimist organization allows me to do that. Starting at the community level, and reaching globally as well,…

Meet us on Thursday mornings


Time: 7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
South Lake Tahoe Senior Center
3050 Lake Tahoe Blvd.
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150

Company Info

501(c)(3) Organization
Federal Tax ID# 23-2154856

Club Info

Soroptimist International of Tahoe Sierra
PO Box 18727
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96151
Email:   sitahoesierra@gmail.com
Link: Soroptimist International-Sierra Nevada Region
Link: Soroptimist International of the Americas

Amazon Smile

Please make your next Amazon.com purchase through our AmazonSmile account and help to enhance the lives of women and youth at the same time. Click here to get connected now!


Sign up for the SITS newsletter!

Click Here to receive our weekly SITS e-Newsletter.



Members

Best for Women Magazine

There's always a good read in the Best for Women magazine.

2018-2019 Board of Directors

President
Nancy Muller
President Elect
Kim Valverde
Rec. Secretary
Janna York
Corr. Secretary
Shelly Martinez
Gen. Fund Treas.
Jackie Nelson
Ser. Fund Treas.
Jean Bergner

Director 1-Year
Lauren Thomaselli
Director 2-Year
Blair Bolles
Delegate 1-Year
Lydia Rogers
Delegate 2-Year
JoAnn Tillson
Parliamentarian
Wendy David
Immediate Past President
Diane Imbach

A global volunteer organization