Soroptimist International of the Americas is a volunteer service organization for women in business, management and the professions. Soroptimist International of the Americas is part of Soroptimist International, comprising almost 100,000 members in about 120 countries around the world.
The first Soroptimist club was formed in 1921 by a group of 70 women in Oakland, Alameda County, California. They chose their name from two Latin words meaning "best for women."
Soroptimist International of Indian Rock, Inc. was established on May 24, 1972 with 31 members. Today, SI of Indian Rock enjoys a membership of over 70 members from communities throughout Bucks and Montgomery Counties. SI of Indian Rock's diverse membership is comprised of lawyers, teachers, librarians, nurses, doctors, administrative assistants, business owners, accountants, cosmetologists, and financial advisors...just to name a few.
Soroptimists today continue the work begun by their predecessors. The heart of Soroptimist's mission is to "make a difference for women" through volunteer service to the community. Projects are carefully chosen to address challenges unique to today's women. Sample club projects include funding domestic violence shelters, sponsoring development programs for teen mothers, aiding women and their families as they move into a new home, and funding women in an emergency financial situation.
Soroptimist, a recognized authority on matters that women value most, uses its international voice and official status with the United Nations to advocate on behalf of women's issues.
SI of Indian Rock provides its services to communities within the Bucks County, Pennsylvania area.