Soroptimist means ‘best for women’ and that’s what we strive to be –- an organization of women at their best helping other women to be their best. Serving the Oak Harbor community for over 35 years, we are part of the world’s largest service organization of dedicated professional women who are recognized in our communities as enthusiastic leaders and visionaries.


Throughout history, as well as today, women around the world have faced obstacles solely because of their gender. They disproportionally suffer from poverty and discrimination. It’s for this reason that Soroptimist clubs worldwide choose to focus on the unique challenges facing women and girls.



Working on projects that improve the lives of women and girls leads to personal satisfaction and recognition from the community.


Cultivating relationships with other women, both locally and worldwide, who have similar interests and values, is a central aspect of Soroptimist membership.


Meeting and learning about women and girls from different ethnic and cultural backgrounds and participating in projects that address their needs throughout the globe.


Associating with other women representing a variety of professions facilitates valuable business contacts.


Developing skills at the club level results in enhanced professional capabilities as well as leadership opportunities at all levels of the organization


Reaching out to at-risk teenage girls provides an avenue for Soroptimist members to serve as mentors.