Founder Region's signature program, Fellowship, provides funding for grants to women in the final phase of their doctoral degree thereby affirming the importance of the recipients' work and value as an individual in fields traditionally held by men or that have great social importance to the world. Soroptimist International East Bay contributes annually to this program.
We volunteer our time and provide funding to help local community non-profits better serve women and girls.
Annually we recognize high school female students for their volunteer service work in our community with the Violet Richardson award.
Join Soroptimist International East Bay and make friends with like-minded women. Volunteer for local service projects, help raise funds for our scholarships and grant programs, and enjoy our Club. Attend district and regional meetings as well as conference and biennial conventions. Be a part of a global network of women improving the lives of women and girls.
Due to the easing of COVID-19 restrictions, we are back to meeting (mostly) in-person. Meetings are held on the third Thursday of every month 6:00pm at JP's Family Restaurant at: 3600 Castro Valley Blvd. in Castro Valley.
Membership Brings Benefits
Satisfaction: Your efforts in our club to perform community service, bestow grants and award scholarships will bring you the satisfaction of knowing that on a local, regional and international level you have helped others. Knowledge & Personal Growth: You will learn more about your community and how to lead and follow. Networking: Share your business and professional expertise with others and learn about theirs in return. Friendship: In the course of participating in your Soroptimist club activities, you will forge new friendships, many that will last a lifetime.
Being a Soroptimist means many things:
It means you care about making a difference in the lives of women and children—in your community, your country, and throughout the world.
It means you’re willing to give of your time and talent to raise funds and provide service to others in your community.
It means you are a person of action—not someone who waits for others to improve the lives of those less fortunate.