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

    • Learn more about Soroptimist International!

      On the International Level
      While our club carries on local projects to enhance the lives of those we live with, we invite everyone to learn more about this world wide organization through some of the Abstracts written over the years on our website! Just click on the menu tab at the top!

    • Presentation: Black Ice Theater Co.

      Oct. 17, 2019
      Join Rich Sargent and his guests as they share with us their new live local theatre group, the Black Ice Theater Co. He will tell us who they are and what they do as well as promote their up coming show entitled The Pillowman. You can read more about the company and the play at www.blackicetheaterco.com. The Pillowman stars Gilberto Aguirre, Briana Biller, Michael Brumbaugh, Sharon Kerrigan, Lila Miller, Frank Riley, Richard S. Sargent and Jered Stowell. It will be at the Lake Tahoe Community College's Duke Theatre October 24, 25, 26, 27, 31, November 1, 2, 3.  All shows 7:30pm except November 3 at 2:30pm For tickets: https://thepillowman.brownpapertickets.com

    • Tahoe Arts Project : Living Voices

      Oct. 24, 2019
      Tahoe Arts Project provides our community with amazing performances throughout the year. Living Voices takes historical information and presents it through theater. This entire week, Living Voices will present to students in our schools and also provide a public performance for the community. Feel free to join us at our meeting for our own presentation. It's always an amazing experience. Our presentation will be Through The Eyes of a Friend: Anne Frank story. 

    • Halloween Celebration!

      Oct. 31, 2019
      You never know what happens on Halloween! Join us for a morning of fun, friendship, a light breakfast and coffee! 

    • SITS Business Meeting

      Nov. 7, 2019
      Join us for all things SITS. Our ladies are busy within their committees making amazing things happen within our community and the world. This is a great opportunity to understand the business portion of our organization. This is the portion of our club which is entrusted to us by all of those who donate and support our annual fundraiser, Elegant Evening. We work hard and we work together to use the funds raised in the most meaningful way. AND............we have fun doing it!

2019 Elegant Evening Sponsors


Meet Our Leadership

President Kim Valverde - Soroptimits Tahoe

Kim Valverde


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,.. read more

Janna York Soroptimist Tahoe

Janna York

President Elect

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

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

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2019-2020 Board of Directors

Kim Valverde
President Elect
Janna York
Rec. Secretary
Colleen Pence
Corr. Secretary
Diana Turner
Gen. Fund Treas.
Jackie Nelson
Ser. Fund Treas.
Jean Bergner

Director 1-Year
Mandy Kendall
Director 2-Year
Paula Peterson
Delegate 1-Year
JoAnn Tilson
Delegate 2-Year
Lydia Rogers
Wendy David
Immediate Past President
Nancy Muller

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