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

    • Join us for our 33rd Annual Elegant Evening ONLINE!

      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.  Our sponsors help to make our event happen and we will again be looking for TEN Premier Sponsors and TEN Grand Sponsors beginning Nov. 1, 2021. Put us on your calendar to be in touch! More details to follow.

    • Speaker: Susan Horst, District 5 Director

      Oct. 14, 2021
      Today we will welcome our Soroptimist District 5 Director, Susan Horst! We are so excited to have a visit and catch up on all that the districts in the Sierra Nevada Region are doing. 

    • Speaker: Officer Ruth Loehr, CHP

      Oct. 21, 2021
      We will welcome past member, Officer Ruth Loehr from the California Highway Patrol, for an update on programs offered by the department for our citizens. 

    • Halloween, SITS Style!

      Oct. 28, 2021
      Even with zooming, our ladies make the most of this fall favorite! This is a great opportunity to learn more about the flavor of our fabulous group of women. We believe in working hard for our community and being a family. 

    • Business Meeting

      Nov. 4, 2021
      SITS continues to work its efforts in our community and our schools. You can learn more about what our committees do and where our hearts lie by attending our meeting! Join us to begin your day the right way!

2021 Elegant Evening Premier Sponsors

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Meet Our Leadership

Nancy Muller Soroptimist Tahoe

Nancy Muller


I grew up with parents who volunteered quite a bit. They modeled the importance of giving to your community. After I lost my home in the 2007 Angora Fire, the generosity of the Tahoe community only solidified in me the reason to volunteer and … read more

paula peterson

Paula Peterson

Vice President

I grew up in a family of “service first” with parents heavily involved in our community. When I moved to South Lake Tahoe 42 years ago, I didn’t get involved right away and then started raising four children. I have been involved… 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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Soroptimists Tahoe 2019

2021-2022 Board of Directors

Nancy Muller
President Elect
Paula Peterson
Rec. Secretary
Lydia Rogers
Corr. Secretary
Shirley Barr
Treasurer 1 Year
Lois Downy
Treasurer 2 Year
Regina Hillburn

Director 1-Year
Jeanne Prestella
Director 2-Year
Amy Simons
Delegate 1-Year
Mandy Kendall
Delegate 2-Year
Shelly Martinez
Wendy David
Past President
Janna York
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