Soroptimist International is a global women’s organization whose members volunteer to improve the lives of women and girls through programs leading to social and economic empowerment. Approximately 76,000 Soroptimists in over 120 countries and territories support community-based and global projects benefiting women and girls. The organization is particularly concerned with providing women and girls access to education, as this is the most effective path to self-sufficiency. 

The Camino Real Region consists of 23 Clubs and more than 700 members in the counties of Santa Barbara, Ventura, and Los Angeles (west of the San Gabriel River/605 Freeway).  The Region is committed to the Soroptimist vision:  providing women and girls the resources and opportunities needed to reach their full potential and live their dreams.  The 2016-18 Region theme is “Catch the Dream”, referring to the signature Dream Programs of Soroptimist - Live Your Dream:  Education and Training Awards for Women and Dream It, Be It:  Career Support for 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.

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 Condolences to the family of Soroptimist International of Los Angeles member Dr. Joan Johnson.  Joan’s sunset was October 14, 2016.