Soroptimist Whitefish

A global volunteer organization that provides women
and girls with access to the education and training
they need to achieve economic empowerment.

Soroptimist Vision & Mission

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

MISSION
A global volunteer organization that provides women
and girls with access to the education and training
they need to achieve 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

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

Apply for the Live Your Dream Award.  Application deadline is Nov. 15.

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.

Wednesday Soroptimist Sweethearts

Working together, these women volunteers raise more than $200,000 each year for charitable projects making a difference for woman and girls, locally and all over the world. 

Whitefish Thrift Haus

WE ARE  NOW OPEN!

Wednesday - Friday 12 to 5 and Saturday 12 to 4

LEARN MORE ABOUT CHARITABLE CONTRIBUTION DEDUCTIONS HERE

You read more about the history by reading The Little Thrift Haus That Could. 

 

 

By BRET ANNE SERBIN
Daily Inter Lake | June 28, 2021 12:00 AM

Soroptimist International was founded in 1921, shortly after women gained the right to vote in the United States. Betsy Kohnstamm, the incoming president of Soroptimist International of Whitefish, is making it her No. 1 priority to ensure the local group doesn’t fade into history.

“My most important focus will be on the future of the club,” Kohnstamm said. She’ll officially take over the presidency on July 1.

Soroptimist’s mission is “improving the lives of women and girls.”

What might seem like a straightforward goal is, in practice, no easy feat. Kohnstamm is focused on making sure the Whitefish organization is effective and sustainable so it can improve lives for many years to come.

“What impact could that have 20 years from now? That’s what I’m trying to get people to think about,” Kohnstamm said of her approach to leading the club.

READ MORE FULL ARTICLE ON DAILY INTER LAKE

Betsy Kohnstamm at the Whitefish Thrift Haus on Friday, June 25
Betsy Kohnstamm at the Whitefish Thrift Haus on Friday, June 25

Executive Board

  • Betsy Kohnstamm, President
  • Jen George, Events Vice President
  • Bonnie Baker, Past President
  • Erin Vukelivich, Treasurer
  • Sue Harding, Treasurer Elect
  • Louise Porter-Hahn, Secretary

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LOCATION: 303 E 1st St. Whitefish, MT 59937