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

    • You’re shopping anyway, right?

      So do your shopping to benefit others!
      Online shopping was on the increase even prior to COVID and with it, well let's just say we have an opportunity for you to shop and enhance the lives of women and youth at the same time! SITS is raising funds through both Amazon.Smile and Charlston Wrap all year long. You can get directly to our accounts and items come directly to you! WIN WIN! See details on the right sidebar below. 

    • Speaker: Fire Chief Clive Savacool

      Sept. 25, 2020
      We will welcome the City of SLT's Fire Chief Clive Savacool to this morning's zoom meeting. We will get to know the present direction of our local fire department and ways in which we can keep our community safe. 

    • October Business Meeting

      Oct. 1, 2020
      Join us as we discuss all things SITS. Committees are working overtime as we work to provide our community what it needs during these special times. 

    • Karin Holmes, Principal of Sierra House Elementary

      Oct. 8, 2020
      Join us as Karin Holmes updates us on Sierra House Elementary during our distance learning times. We'll learn more about their progress with this new school year and how SITS can offer more hands on assistance. 

    • Barbara Slade, Between Horses and Humans

      Oct. 15, 2020
      We are so happy to have Barbara return to give us an update on the program. Between Horses and Humans (BHH) is a non-profit organization teaching leadership through horsemanship to children dealing with difficult life situations and personal challenges.  Our program builds leadership and communication skills, and assists participants with social, personal and emotional issues.  All activities are offered free to participants.  Through the support of our generous donors we ensure no child is excluded.  Every amount donated is used exclusively to operate the program.


2020 Elegant Evening Sponsors

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Meet Our Leadership

Janna York Soroptimist Tahoe

Janna York

President

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

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Hellen Barclay

President Elect

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

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
3061 Argonaut Avenue
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
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!

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!


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2020-2021 Board of Directors

President
Janna York
President Elect
Hellen Barclay
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
Parliamentarian
Wendy David
Immediate Past President
Kim Valverde

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