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!

    • Speaker MIchelle Gomez, B.A.T.S

      Jan. 23, 2020
      Join us as former SITS member Michelle Gomez catches us up with the latest on the BATS (Bringing Arts to Schools) program. Through the amazing volunteers our youth are getting a wonderful art education and they are producing amazing work! The world is more visual today than ever and students need to "read and write" visually to understand and to be understood. Art skills are essential for personal and future career success.  The BATS organization accomplishes these goals with more than 100 volunteers who teach art to Kindergarten through fifth grades in South Lake Tahoe public schools.The BATS commitment to students includes instruction in art history, producing hands-on art projects and field trips to art exhibits in galleries.  The BATS program purchases art supplies and bus transportation to galleries for approximately 1,800 students each year. You can learn more at their website: www.batsart.org

    • SLTPD’s update by Sgt. Nick Carlquist, Gang Activity

      Jan. 30, 2020
      Even our beautiful home experiences problems. Sgt. Nick Carlquist will provide us an update on gang activity in the Lake Tahoe area.

    • February Business Meeting

      Feb. 6, 2020
      Our monthly business meetings keep our club's efforts on track. We are committee driven and our work is based upon the community's current needs. Join us to learn how much is being accomplished through the time and heart of this amazing group of women. And a "thank you" to everyone who donates or comes to our Annual Elegant Evening. Without you, much of this work couldn't be accomplished. 

    • Happy Valentine’s Day, SITS Style

      Feb. 13, 2020
      Join us for a celebratory morning as only SITS can do. Our Junior S young ladies from South Tahoe Middle School will also be joining us. It's going to be loads of fun!


2020 Elegant Evening Sponsors

 

Meet Our Leadership

President Kim Valverde - Soroptimits Tahoe

Kim Valverde

President

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

President
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
Parliamentarian
Wendy David
Immediate Past President
Nancy Muller

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