What We Do

Soroptimist means "best for women" and that's what we strive to be—an organization of women at their best helping other women to be their best. As a volunteer organization of business and professional women we feel uniquely qualified to help women and girls live their dreams.

Throughout history and still to this day, women throughout the world face obstacles solely because of their gender. They disproportionately suffer from poverty and discrimination. It’s for this reason that Soroptimist, an organization of and by women, chooses to focus on the special challenges facing women and girls.

Soroptimist International of Centre County (SICC) raises funds through various activities: Soroptimist Golf Classic Tournament (held in the Fall), poinsetta sales, staffing the PSU snack stands for volleyball and track meets, assisting the Venture Club (SICC affilated service club) with an annual lasagna dinner and others. These funds are used to help individuals and organizations whose goals are to improve and benefit the lives of women and children both locally and around the world. Our mission: "Improving the lives of women and girls through programs leading to social and economic empowerment."

See our Impact Summary here.

We meet as a group once a month at a local restaurant or conference facility or currently on ZOOM in State College, PA (first Monday of the month) at 7:00p. This year, due to the pandemic, we are meeting virtually on Zoom. Frequently, in addition to the business of the club, we hear a guest speaker on a topic of interest. Committees meet at other times to take care of business. Committee descriptions can be seen attached - many are regular standing committees and some are modified depending on the needs of the club from year to year.  New members are always welcome! Membership form available at link below.

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Current Club Officers 2020-2021:

President: Donna Merrill

Vice-President: Marian Fritzsche

Secretary: Sharon Dixon-Brytczuk

Newsletter Editor: Linda Wilson

Treasurer: Carol Walsh

1-year Directors: Jan Lingle and Brenda Wagner

2-year Directors: Carol Pioli and Anne Fredericks

Delegates: to be determined by President as needed

Immediate Past President: Dee Bagshaw





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