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Soroptimist Whitefish

A global volunteer organization working to improve the lives of women and girls through programs leading to social and economic empowerment.

Soroptimist Vision & Mission

VISION
Women and girls have the resources and opportunities to reach their full potential and live their dreams.

MISSION
Soroptimist improves the lives of women and girls through programs leading to social and economic empowerment.

CORE VALUES
Soroptimist International of the Americas is committed to:

  • Gender Equality: Women and girls live free from discrimination.
  • Empowerment: Women and girls are free to act in their own best interest.
  • Education: Women and girls deserve to lead full and productive lives through access to education.
  • Diversity & Fellowship: Women from varied backgrounds and perspectives work together to improve the lives of women and girls.

Programs We Support

Empowering Women with Opportunity Through Education

LiveYourDream.org improves the lives of women and girls through grants and programs leading to social and economic empowerment.

STOP Trafficking Campaign

A multi-dimensional approach to end sex trafficking including raising awareness, assisting victims, preventing sexual slavery, and advocating for better laws and enforcement.

Dream It, Be It Program

Soroptimist clubs will work in partnership with girls in small groups or a conference setting to provide them with the information and resources they want and need to be successful.

Encouraging young women to pursue science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) careers

We want to share our passion for STEM subjects with younger girls, to encourage them to pursue STEM subjects in their future studies and careers.

Providing medical and dental care for people who are under served.

We help support the efforts of the Shepherds Hand through volunteer support, partnership and financial needs.

Donation Request Form

Soroptimist International of White sh welcomes the opportunity to help those in need, especially those within our community.

Current Soroptimist News

Soroptimist Whitefish - ON THE AIR w/KGEZ

Early Monday morning, Jenn George, Lynn Grossman, Bonnie Baker and JJ Fox Walburn drove down to the KGEZ Studios to talk about Whitefish Soroptimist, our projects and the recent SWCAT conference. 

KGEZ-Bonnie-&-Lynn
KGEZ-Whitefish Soroptimist Interview

Soroptimist Northwestern Region District 4 Meeting

Tonya Konopka and Mary Drew Powers
Tonya Konopka and Mary Drew Powers during Saturday evening social
Jen George Whitefish Soroptimist President
Whitefish President Jen George accepting club awards during the Saturday evening banquet.
Soroptimist International of Whitefish had 11 members in attendance, one of the largest club contingencies in the district. Members attended workshops, with one of the best being a session called "We're on the same TEAM so why can't we get along."
Those in attendance learned how to avoid unhealthy communication styles, how to think before speaking and how important it is to use appropriate body language.
SI of Whitefish earned several awards for the club's participation in the Dream It, Be It and Live Your Dream awards program, plus got special recognition for our club giving ($20,000 last year) and for having more than 10 percent of our members in attendance at the district meeting.
Our Tell and Sell baskets of outdoor/backpacking items were wildly popular and we earned about double what we normally take in.
District meeting group Soroptimist Northwest in Missoula
The group photo, from left to right: Tonya Konopka, Cheryl Harbor, Elise Baker, Carol Vandekiefe, Annie McLaughlin, District 4 Secretary Jan Martin, Jen Fuggatt, Karen Reber; front row: Mary Drew Powers, Lynnette Hintze and Whitefish president Jen George. Not pictured is Diane Yarus, who had a wedding to attend during part of the weekend.

Live Your Dream Awards - $22,000 Scholarships

Soroptimist Thank You!

Although I cannot be there in person this evening, I want to extend my most sincere gratitude to you all for this generous scholarship The financial burden of pursuing a college education can be very intimidating, and I feel so privileged that your generosity has helped to lessen that burden on myself and my family so that I can continue my undergraduate education at St. Olaf College.

I am loving every minute of my time at Olaf and look forward to pursuing a PhD in clinical psychology after I graduate, hopefully splitting my time between psychotherapy practice and teaching college classes. Those goals would not be possible without your support.

When people ask me about what it was like to be raised in Montana, I always mention that it meant I got to be a part of the unique community atmosphere fostered by small town living and kind hearted people Your organization has exemplified those merits, and you have my sincerest gratitude - Meredith Grace Stolte

Soroptomist Meredith-Grace-Stolte
Live Your Dream / Meredith Grace Stolte

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Business Meetings

  •  Second Monday of each month. 

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In The News

SOROPTIMIST AWARDS $22,000 IN SCHOLARSHIPS - Whitefish Pilot - March 21, 2017

Upcoming Events

• 100th Region Conference will be April 19-22, 2018 at the Coeur d'Alene Resort
• District 4 meeting for 2018 will be Oct. 5-7 at Fairmont Hot Springs