Become a Soroptimist
Are you ready to make a difference in our community by helping to improve the lives of women and girls?
We’re calling on all Triangle women to take action and join us.
Answers to some frequently asked questions:
As a Soroptimist, what is expected of me?
We hope that all members of the club will commit to attend monthly meetings, work on a committee, and participate in fundraising and Soroptimist service projects. Our club’s success with our programs such as Live Your Dream are a direct result of the level of engagement of our members. You should expect to spend at least 6-8 hours each month in these activities. Members are encouraged to attend regional, and national and international conferences, as they are able, in order to better appreciate the bigger picture outside the local level.
Are there any financial requirements?
Each club member is expected to pay annual club dues. Since we are a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization, dues are tax deductible. Most additional financial outlay is optional; some service projects offer the opportunity to contribute personally, but it is never mandatory. When eating is part of meetings and socials, you may be asked to participate in bringing a food or drink item, or paying a nominal amount to cover expenses. We celebrate the chartering of our club and installation of officers annually, often with a meal. Occasionally there will be an opportunity to donate funds for a special purpose.
What fundraising activities do members of the Raleigh club participate in to fund service projects?
We raise funds by soliciting individual donations and award sponsorships, and also by holding various events throughout the year such as shopping nights and our annual Puzzlemania competition.
How is the Raleigh Club organized?
We operate with a board of directors to conduct the business of the club. The decisions of the board are reviewed with the club membership. That membership is called upon to vote on items of interest to the club as the Board deems necessary. Committees address the areas of finance, service, membership, fundraising and programs, making recommendations to the board and the membership. Other committees are formed as required. Committees report regularly to the board and the membership. Ultimately, it is our members who drive our accomplishments, and having an engaged membership is what makes our club “work.”
When does the Raleigh Soroptimist Club meet?
Soroptimist International of Raleigh, NC meets on the second Tuesday of each month from September through May, with exceptions for our December holiday celebration and the March Live Your Dream Awards Tea. Business meetings are typically held at Dress for Success Raleigh.