Mission Statement

Soroptimism came to the North Olympic Peninsula of Washington State, February 26, 1944 when Soroptimist International of Tacoma chartered Soroptimist International of Port Angeles with 35 charter members.  Our club has become known as the “Mother Club” of the Olympic Peninsula because four clubs were created as a result of our club.  These include Soroptimist International of Sequim, Jet Set of Port Angeles, Soroptimist International of Port Townsend and the Rain Forest Soroptimist Club of Forks.  For more information about the history of our club, click on SIPA History.

Our mission is to improve the lives of women and girls through programs leading to social and economic empowerment, and to serve as a voice on issues of importance to women and girls.  We are governed by an elected board and we follow written bylaws for club operation and program development and implementation.

SIPA Board, 2022-2023

  • President:  Lisa Millar
  • President Elect: Dana Lawson
  • Treasurer:  Lena Washke
  • Assistant Treasurer:  Melanie Coward
  • Recording Secretary:  Lisa Dublin
  • Director:  Sally Pearson
  • Director:  Beverly Fordham

Soroptimist International has a history of helping.

The club has given back to the community in so many ways, funding for Community Projects over 600k, Scholarships for high school and college students 160k and counting, Awards to single mothers 45k, the totals we have given are over 665k back to the community. Here are a few of the organizations that our chapter has contributed to :


$18,500 given

Port Angeles Food Bank

$15,800 given

Operation Uplift

$242,000 given

Humane Society

Hospice of Clallam County

$17,200 given

Field Arts and Events Hall

$70,000 given


$5,000 given

Forks Twilight Sr. Assistance Program

$5000 given

Port Angeles Band

Through the sale of Elegant Gourmet coupon books and other fund raising efforts, the Port Angeles Noon Club has contributed to the following Organizations:

  • Rose House
  • First Step
  • Volunteer Hospice of Clallam County
  • Healthy Families of Clallam County
  • Food Banks/Tuna Drive
  • High School Scholarships
  • Youth Programs
  • Education and Vocational Achievement Awards
  • Community Service Awards (co-sponsored with the Peninsula Daily News)
  • Coast Guard Luncheon
  • Upkeep of Valley Creek Estuary Park
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