What is Soroptimist?

Founded in 1921 in Oakland, California, Soroptimist is an international organization for business and professional women who work to improve the lives of women and girls through programs leading to social and economic empowerment. The name “Soroptimist” comes from the latin and means “best for women,” and that’s what the organization strives to achieve. Soroptimists are women of all ages, cultures and ethnic groups. They are women from all walks of life. The common thread that connects all Soroptimists is their desire to make a difference for women. Since its inception in 1921, membership has grown to nearly 100,000 women in about 120 countries and territories who contribute their time and financial support to community–based and international projects that benefit women and girls. Soroptimists are women at their best, working to help other women to be their best.

How To Join SIGH

Thank you for your interest in becoming a member of Soroptimist International of Gig Harbor. We are a member-driven organization and the future of our club and programs rests on new ideas, new energy and new resources that incoming members bring.


Our meetings are currently on the 4th Thursday of the month at 5:30pm at Summit Tower Apartments located at 6563 McDonald Ave; Gig Harbor 98335 in the 3rd floor community room. We would love for you to join us as our guest at our next monthly meeting to learn more about us and our amazing club! Please contact us at If you would like a call back please provide your contact information and best times to call you. Please note, meeting dates/times/locations are subject to change.