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

    • August Business Meeting

      August 6, 2020
      Join us as we discuss all things SITS. Covid changed the way in which we got things done, but it did not stop us. Our club continues to be active in helping to enhance the lives of women and youth in our community and the world. See what we are all about by attending our meeting!

    • Speaker Todd Cutler, LTUSD Superintendent

      Aug. 13, 2020
      We will welcome Superintendent of LTUSD schools, Todd Cutler as he brings us up to date on our schools. 

    • Guest Speaker, Dr. Clint Purvance, CEO Barton Health

      August 20, 2020
      Join us as we welcome Dr. Clint Purvance of Barton Health to learn more about the COVID situation in our community and how we can work together to lower our numbers. 

    • Speaker: Lucy Akoth Owoko

      August 27, 2020
      What an exciting meeting this will be as speaker Lucy shares a program that educates young women in Kenya. We are very extcited as we continue our work with Zawadisha and the Kellermann Foundation.

    • September Business Meeting

      Sept. 3, 2020
      With the school year determined, several of our committees are now formulating delivery of our programs. Today's business meeting will include announcements from our committees in addition to all that "makes our club run". Join us to learn more about our club of hard working and fun ladies. 

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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

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

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2020-2021 Board of Directors

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
Wendy David
Immediate Past President
Kim Valverde

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