501(C)3 Organization ---- Federal Tax ID# 94-2397826

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

    • Thank you so much!

      Another success thanks to our entire community of caring people!
      Our 32nd Annual Elegant Evening was a big success and that's because of our sponsors, our talent, our donors, and YOU! Together we are making a difference in the lives of others. We believe that those "who can", "should" and you've all proven that to be true. Together we raised $55,000 to put to work in Tahoe and around the world. Our online show of talent was made possible by our friends at Tahoe Production House and it couldn't have been more fun. Thank you everyone!

    • Speaker: Brigit Blote – CEO of FoMeNo

      June 10, 2021
      Fomeno wants to make online thrifting, the most sustainable way to purchase clothing, simple. Join us to learn about this new way of purchasing! 

    • Program: TBA

      June 17, 2021
      We always have the most interesting speakers so check back to see who our visitor will be. We continue to zoom our meetings so please consider joining us! 

    • Morning Meeting DARK – It’s Installation Time!

      June 24, 2021
      We can't believe our fiscal year is already at an end! Even with that darn COVID our ladies got things done. Today marks our club's Installation which will begin promptly at 5:30 PM. It's a time we thank our outgoing Board and we welcome in the new! Much fun, friendship, and smiles are sure to be present. 

    • July 1 DARK for the holiday

      July 1, 2021
      We are so thrilled that our community is getting more back to the way we love it! We are DARK this week but want to wish everyone a healthy, happy, and safe 5th of July celebration. Be sure to get vaccinated if you haven't already and let's keep our loved ones healthy and safe and keep our community open! 

2021 Elegant Evening Premier Sponsors

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Meet Our Leadership

Janna York Soroptimist Tahoe

Janna York


When I started my business, A Hand at Home, it was because I believe that making a difference and helping others in this life is why we are here. I thought joining Soroptimist would be good for business. What it has turned into is far… read more

helen barclay

Hellen Barclay

Vice President

My passion for Soroptimist is the great opportunity to get to know and work with a talented group of women who have a great passion for this community. Soroptimist also continues to give me a great opportunity to work with young girls… read more

tammy chako

Tammy Chako

President Elect

Being part of the Soroptimist International Tahoe Sierra Club has been a wonderful and humbling experience for me. The women who make up the membership are top notch. They care to the greatest extent and I see them demonstrate this… read more

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# 94-2397826

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

Charleston Wrap

It’s a win/win fundraising opportunity for our efforts all year long! Great items you can order come right to your home and our club receives 40% to enhance the lives of women and youth! Check it out and spread the word!

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2020-2021 Board of Directors

Janna York
Vice President
Hellen Barclay
President Elect
Tammy Chako
Rec. Secretary
JoAnn Tillson
Corr. Secretary
Diana Turner
Gen. Fund Treas.
Lois Downy
Ser. Fund Treas.
Jean Bergner

Director 1-Year
Paula Peterson
Director 2-Year
Tammy Chako
Delegate 1-Year
Lydia Rogers
Delegate 2-Year
Mandy Kendall
Wendy David
Immediate Past President
Kim Valverde

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