A Message From the President


2023 is a year that Soroptimist International of Sacramento has been expectantly waiting for. Why? It is our 100th year!

Soroptimist International of Sacramento (SIS) was chartered back in 1923, two years after the Founder Club in Oakland. While the first meeting was held in October 1922, the very first slate of officers was officially installed in March 1923 by Violet Richardson, the president of the Founder Club.  One hundred years later, we are still here and focused on providing women and girls with access to the education and training they need achieve economic empowerment.

To celebrate this milestone, we are hosting a 100 Year Celebration on March 4, 2023 at the Dante Club in Sacramento. The event will highlight the many years of service to the Sacramento community and showcase the Dream Programs: Dream It Be It and Live Your Dream. We’d love to have you join us. Please visit the home page for ticket information or visit

With 48 members and the legacy of some memberships going back to the early 80s, we are proud of SIS’s history and look forward to many more years of service. We’d love to have you join us as a guest for a meeting (1st and 3rd Fridays at 11:30 am) Please email membership chair, Mary Kobane, at, if you are interested in learning more about SIS.

Thank you for your interest in Soroptimist International of Sacramento!

Karen Smith

President, 2022-23


100 Year Celebration, Dante Club, Sacramento

For tickets:

March 04, 2023 -

Speakers Linda Ching, Bruce Ritter: the Sacramento Botanical Garden

Bruce Ritter, O.D. grew up on Long Island, New York....

February 17, 2023 -

Business Meeting

March 03, 2023 -

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