Soroptimist is an international volunteer organization for business and professional women who work to improve the lives of women and girls
Soroptimist is an international organization for business and professional women who work to improve the lives of women and girls, in local communities and throughout the world. Almost 95,000 Soroptimists in about 120 countries and territories contribute time and financial support to community–based and international projects that benefit women and girls.
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.
Soroptimist members belong to local clubs, which determine the focus of volunteer work to their communities. Club projects range from renovating domestic violence shelters and providing mammograms to low-income women, to sponsoring self-esteem workshops for teenage girls.
In addition, Soroptimists participate in organization-wide programs including the Soroptimist Women's Opportunity Awards, Soroptimist Club Grants for Women and Girls, the Soroptimist Workplace Campaign to End Domestic Violence, the Soroptimist Ruby Award: For Women Helping Women, the Soroptimist Violet Richardson Award and Soroptimists STOP Trafficking.
Clubs also participate in the Live Your Dream campaign, which encourages all women to live their dreams while helping others to do the same.
2017 Women of Distinction Winners are...
The 35th Annual Women of Distinction Luncheon will be held November 17, 2017 at Cedars Floating Restaurant. Doors open at 11 am and the program will begin promptly at 11:30 am.
Soroptimist of Coeur d'Alene club honors women whose achievements in their respective fields of work and interest and dedication to community service set them apart. Our 2017 Women of Distinction Winners are:
Arts & Culture - Brook Bassett
Business Professional - Rosa Mettler
Community Service - Katie Bane
Education - Carla Hussein Dvoracek
Health - Jane Spohn
Public service- Lisa Wendle
Senior - Elaine Magnus
Proceeds fund our Live Your Dream Awards support women's education.