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Soroptimist International of Watsonville
|General Agency Information|
|Name:||Soroptimist International of Watsonville|
|Address:||P.O. Box 442|
Watsonville, CA 95077
|Days/Hours of Operation/Phone:||See Meeting Hours|
|Description:||Soroptimist is a service organization of professionals and professional growth and service to others. Provides scholarships for youth citizenship, womens job re-entry, support for local community needs and network for women in business.
Founded in 1921, Soroptimist is an international organization for business and professional women who volunteer in their communities. Almost 100,000 Soroptimists in about 120 countries and territories contribute time and financial support to community-based and international projects benefiting women and girls. The name, Soroptimist, means "best for women," and that's what the organization strives to achieve. Soroptimists are women at their best working to help other women to be their best. Soroptimist members belong to local clubs, which determine the volunteer projects conducted in the communities. Club projects range from renovating domestic violence shelters, to providing mammograms to low-income women, to sponsoring self-esteem workshops for teenage girls.
ELIGIBILITY: Membership is by invitation and is based on a classification principle which assures broad representation of the business and professional community. Soroptimists are women of all ages, cultures and ethnic groups. Members represent a wide array of professions, including doctors, attorneys, teachers, chief executive officers, business owners and government officials. Must be 18 to join.
FEES: $150.00 annually plus $40.00 for one-time new member fee.
|Meetings:||Every Monday, 12:15pm at Valley Heights, 925 Freedom Blvd., Watsonville.|
|Languages other than English:||None|
|Accommodations for Disabled:||Parking & Wheelchair Access|
|Public Transportation:||Available Within Four Blocks|
|Eligibility:||See Description Notes|
|Fees:||See Description Notes|
|Areas Served:||Santa Cruz County|
|This record last modified February 12, 2014|