Welcome to the Southern Region Website!
Women and girls have the resources and opportunities to reach their full potential and live their dreams
Soroptimist is a global volunteer organization that provides women and girls with access to the education and training they need to achieve economic empowerment
About Soroptimist Southern Region
Soroptimist International of Southern Region, as part of Soroptimist International of the Americas, was organized October 20, 1946. Our 14 clubs are located in Florida, Alabama and Tennessee. Our hope is to charter more clubs and include Georgia, Mississippi, Puerto Rico and The Bahamas. Our volunteer work is geared towards fulfilling our mission through our Live Your Dream programs and other projects local to each club.
Are you interested in joining us? Send your contact information and your closest club will contact you directly! Click Here for contact form.
Soroptimist International of the Americas
In 2012, SIA adopted the Big Goal of Increased Collective Impact to guide our decisions, programs and activities at all levels of the organization. An African proverb states: “If you want to go quickly, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” TOGETHER we want to accomplish something greater than anything we could accomplish on our own as individuals or in our clubs. We want to ensure women and girls can live their dreams!
As our 100th Anniversary approaches in October 2021, we have been planning on how to build on the success of our current Big Goal while growing our reach to help more women and girls through our Dream Programs. Invest in the Dreams of Half a Million Women and Girls through Access to Education was selected by clubs as our next Big Goal. We continue to engage members and clubs in developing our plans for our next Big Goal. Learn more about it here!
April 12, 2021
The SIA board of directors approved a modified temporary pause.
If your club/region agrees to follow the Official COVID-19 guidelines defined below, the club/region may choose to resume its face-to-face regularly scheduled club/region meetings effective May 1, 2021. While your members may choose to attend meetings in person, we encourage the clubs/regions to accommodate members who choose to join the regularly scheduled meetings virtually. For the modified temporary pause club meetings are defined as board, business, program, and committee meetings. Region meetings are defined as board and committee meetings. If you choose to have outside guests, who are not Soroptimist members, at one of these meetings, the guests must attend virtually. Due to frequency of regularly scheduled club/region meetings, this risk mitigation strategy is meant to contain the risk to the membership rather than risk expanding it to the public. It also allows the regularly scheduled meetings to be held without a written declaration.
Official COVID-19 guidelines are defined as the country’s health agency guidelines e.g., CDC and/or local and regional safety and health protocols, requirements and mandates for social gatherings (masks, distancing, size of gathering, etc.), whichever is more rigorous. Here are the update FAQ’s
|Your Southern Region Board will be keeping you updated on a continual basis through email and this website. Rest assured, we are thinking of every one of you and are here to answer any questions you may have. Please feel free to email us at email@example.com|
Soroptimist celebrates its 100th Anniversary this year! Stay tuned for fun events all year long. There will be a 2- day virtual party on September 25 – 26 that you won’t want to miss! Join us as we celebrate our bright past, and look forward to a brilliant future! #Soroptimist100
For resources on Soroptimist’s 100th Anniversary, visit: https://www.soroptimist.org/for-clubs-and-members/celebration-in-a-box/index.html
Soroptimist International, http://www.soroptimistinternational.org is headquartered in Cambridge, England and there are four Federations:
- Soroptimist International of the Americas http://www.Soroptimist.org
- Soroptimist International of Europe http://www.Soroptimisteurope.org
- Soroptimist International of Great Britain and Ireland http://www.sigbi.org
- Soroptimist International of South West Pacific. http://www.SISWP.org
The International Soroptimist newsletter is available online. Go to: http://www.soroptimistinternational.org