Soroptimist InternationalThe name 'Soroptimist' means "best for women". Soroptimists are women at their best, working to help other women to be their best.

Soroptimist is an international organization for women who volunteer to improve the lives of women and girls. There are almost 80,000 Soroptimists in about 120 countries and territories who contribute time and financial support to community based and international projects that benefit women and girls.

Internationally, Soroptimists have representation at the United Nations, and have made great strides in creating a better world for those women and girls in third world countries, as well as raising awareness throughout the world on women's issues.

Soroptimist members belong to local clubs, which determine the focus of their work in their communities. Club projects range from renovating domestic volence shelters to sponsoring self-esteem workshops for teenage girls. Check out the programs that Soroptimist International of Kawartha Lakes (SIKL) is involved with.

2015-2016 Executive


from left to right
Jane DeHaan - Past-President   •   Judy Beall - Secretary
Susan Simpson - President
Nancy Newton
- Co-Vice-President
- Pam Putman - Co-Vice-President
and Jane McGhee - Treasurer  

SIKL is one of 15 chapters of the Soroptimist International of the Americas Inc., Eastern Canada Region. This chapter was chartered September 2011 with 19 members.

To learn more about Soroptimists, follow these links.