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

    • SITS Field Trip!

      Sept. 20, 2018
      Our members will meet at Sierra House School at 7:30 and get a tour of the gardens and possible other areas. We will finish up our meeting in one of the classrooms. Principal extraordinaire Karen Holmes will lead the tour. 

    • Speaker: Kim George, “Stop the Bleed”

      Sept. 27, 2018
      In continuing with our club's "being prepared" theme for the year, Kim George will teach members tourniquet training and when to use it. Many of our members hike our beautiful mountains and participate in the outdoors year round. Having skills to take care of an emergency situation is just another tool in our kit. 

    • October Business Meeting

      Oct. 4, 2018
      It will be another busy morning with follow ups on old business and moving on to new. We pack this meeting with information that makes our club effective for the needs in our community all while having fun and enjoying our sisterhood. Lifelong friendships are made through our efforts and our passions. Join us! 

    • Speaker: Dr. Meg Jewell of Barton Health

      Oct. 11, 2018
      Dr. Meg Jewell of Barton Health will present their Breast Cancer Services for the hospital. Join us for a very important topic and feel free to bring friends!


2018 Silver Sponsors

El Dorado

Soroptimist District Fall Sponsor

Meet Our Leadership

nancy muller president

Nancy Muller

President

After the South Lake Tahoe Angora fire, I was overwhelmed and touched by the outpouring of support from our community for the fire survivors. I had always thought I’d move away from Tahoe after I retired from education, but witnessing that love and support following the fire, I knew…


Kim Valverde

Kim Valverde

President Elect

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,…

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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2018-2019 Board of Directors

President
Nancy Muller
President Elect
Kim Valverde
Rec. Secretary
Janna York
Corr. Secretary
Shelly Martinez
Gen. Fund Treas.
Jackie Nelson
Ser. Fund Treas.
Jean Bergner

Director 1-Year
Lauren Thomaselli
Director 2-Year
Blair Bolles
Delegate 1-Year
Lydia Rogers
Delegate 2-Year
JoAnn Tillson
Parliamentarian
Wendy David
Immediate Past President
Diane Imbach

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