Soroptimist International of the Kachinas

Best for  Women

The name, Soroptimist, means "best for women," and that's what we strive to achieve. Soroptimists work to help women and girls achieve their best.

Soroptimist is an international organization whose members work to improve the lives of women and girls, in local communities and throughout the world. Almost 85,000 Soroptimists in about 132 countries and territories contribute time and financial support to community–based and international projects that benefit women and girls. 

Soroptimist International (SI) is made up of four federations, including Soroptimist International of the Americas (SIA). SIA is composed of 29 regions, including the Golden West Region, in which Soroptimist International of the Kachinas is located.   

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. In 1927, SIA adopted as its creed this pledge that simply states the ideals of the federation

I pledge allegiance to Soroptimist
And to the ideals for which it stands:
The sincerity of friendship, the joy of achievement, 
The dignity of service, the love of country. 
I will put forth my greatest effort to promote, uphold and defend these ideals 
For a larger fellowship In home, in society, in business, for country, and for God. 

To learn more about Soroptimist, please visit these websites: 
Soroptimist International 
Soroptimist International of the Americas 
Soroptimist International of the Americas Golden West Region

Want to know more? Please join us at a regular club meeting or other event to learn more about us.  

  1. 1921 - Violet Richardson is the first president of the first Soroptimist club in Oakland, CA
  2. 1936 -The first Soroptimist club in Phoenix is formed. 
  3. 1980 -Soroptimist International of the Kachinas is chartered in Glendale, AZ. 
  4. 1986 -Soroptimist International of the Kachinas is instrumental in starting the West Valley Child Crisis Center as an emergency shelter for children. For the next 16 years, WVCCC would help countless children who were victims of domestic violence, neglect, abuse, or abandonment.
  5. 2008 -Soroptimist International of the Kachinas began providing significant funding and support for the creation of Natalie's House, an eight-bed home in the Phoenix area which offers a safe haven for girls ages 11 to 17 recovering from sexual exploitation and abuse. Girls at Natalie's House receive shelter, food and clothing. An intensive recovery program is offered which includes outings and educational strategies to assist them in making the transition to a normal, healthy life.

"We are an international volunteer organization of women who work to improve the lives of other women and girl through access to education... In more than 100 countries throughout the world, almost 95,000 Soroptimist members help women and girls live their dreams each and every day." -