Our Story

Working to Better the Lives of Women and Girls

Soroptimist International of Davis Beer Booth at the Davis Farmers Market

Hello! Welcome to our website. Soroptimist International is a global volunteer organization working to improve the lives of women and girls. It was founded in Oakland in 1921 by Violet Richardson, who coined the term “service club.”

SI Davis formed in 1954. We are an active group of professionals, volunteers and retirees dedicated to serving our community year-round through programs, projects … and beer.

Our Work

If you know us at all, you know we're involved

Our club members work to support:

  • Women and girls’ access to education and career development
  • Foster children and aged-out foster youths
  • Community nonprofits like women’s shelters and crisis nurseries
  • Victims of human trafficking and sex slavery
  • A whole lot more!
Soroptimist International logo in blue with white background

Our Vision

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

Our Mission

Soroptimist improves the lives of women and girls through programs leading to social and economic empowerment.

Our Core Values

Support Us

There are many forms of giving!

If you would like to support our club and all the wonderful work we aim to do, you’re in luck! Here are a few options:

Support our events

From our annual "Soup Auction" to our weekly Beer and Wine Booth at the Davis Farmers Market, we host fundraising and community service events year-round. See our Calendar for upcoming events!

Become a member

Make an immediate, positive impact on your community through hands-on projects with Soroptimist. Join us as a Member!

Make a donation

Our service programs, scholarships and community and education grants all cost money! We rely on your generous contributions to fund many of our projects.

Be Our Guest!

Let's get acquainted.

We meet three Wednesdays a month at Odd Fellows Lower Hall, 415 Second St. Typically on the third Tuesday of the month, we meet at a local restaurant, from 5:30 to 7 p.m., for a business business meeting and social.

Check our club calendar for location.


Odd Fellows Lower Hall 415 Second St. Davis, CA 95616

Lunch Meetings

Most Wednesdays 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.

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