Community Projects

Through our fundraising efforts, we have been able to provide funding to various community organizations. Here are some of the projects that help the lives of women and girls in the Gig Harbor and Key Peninsula communities:

  • Brussels Sprouts Projects
  • Scholarships
  • New Girl Program
  • National Night Out

Learn more about us!

Upcoming Program: Meet the Soup Ladies

The Soup Ladies: warming the world, one bowl at a time...

Who do first responders call when they need help?—The Soup Ladies!

Please join Soroptimist International of Gig Harbor on Thursday, February 23rd, 2017, when we will hear from The Soup Ladies founder, Ginger Passarelli, as she shares some of her experiences and challenges in providing fresh, home cooked meals to the brave men and women serving as first responders in times of emergencies and disasters.

Passarelli was inspired to establish the organization during her experience volunteering in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Funded solely by individual donations and the volunteers themselves, teams of Soup Ladies traveled to New York after Hurricane Sandy and to Oklahoma in the wake of devastating tornados. Other locations where the Soup Ladies have answered the call include Louisiana, Missouri and Texas. Closer to home, Ginger and her team of volunteers fed responders after the Oso Mudslide and fire crews fighting the Okanogan Complex Fire.

The meeting will be held at Harbor Place Retirement Center at Cottesmore, 2909 14th Ave NW, Gig Harbor, WA 98335, and begins at 5:00 p.m. Visitors are welcome at our meetings. If you would like to contact us for more information, please go to our contact page.

Contact Us

2017 Leaders

President: Nita Sutich
Vice President: Sharie Marquett
Secretary: Kristen Sutich
Treasurer: Sue Meyer
Website: Kristi Lovgren

Contact Information

By Mail:
Soroptimist International of Gig Harbor
P.O. Box 2761
Gig Harbor, WA 98335

By email:

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Soroptimist of Gig Harbor Members

Attending monthly meetings is the best way to learn all about the club. Currently, meetings are conducted on the fourth Thursday evening of every month. Meetings include a business portion followed by a guest speaker, special event, or presentation. Light dinner is provided and the meeting is open to all members and guests. If you are interested in attending one of these meetings as a guest, please feel free to contact us at for additional details and location.

For more information about membership in SIGH, please see our membership page. To see our calendar, go to our events page.

News and Events

Check us out in the September, 2016 issue of Gig Harbor Living Local magazine! (p. 34)

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Soroptimist ladies

More SIGH events can be found on our calendar.

SIGH news articles

Donate to SIGH

SIGH’s main focus is to provide needed services and financial assistance to women and girls in our local community. Find out more about improving the lives of girls and women in our community on our donation page.

Amazon Smile

Did you know that Amazon will make a donation to Soroptimist International of Gig Harbor when you make a purchase? It's a simple and easy way to support our efforts to help women and girls in our local community.

To sign up, go to Amazon Smile and select "Soroptimist International of Gig Harbor"as your charity. Amazon will donate 0.5% of all purchases you make.

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