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ABOUT US

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Soroptimist International of River Valley (SIRV) is based in Grants Pass, Oregon. We are a group of multi-generational women who meet weekly to fund raise, develop community service programs, provide educational scholarships and build relationships within the community.  We are women helping women. 

SIRV was established in March 2000 and is made up of 20+ members.  The Soroptimist name loosely translates, from Latin, to mean “Best for Women”.  We are one of five clubs within the Southern Oregon region; a modest but impactful part of Soroptimists’ presence in over 120 countries across the world with nearly 100,000 members worldwide

 

We are meeting weekly at the Black Forest Restaurant in Grants Pass. Soroptimist meetings are open to women of all ages within the community. We’d love to meet you! - See our calendar for meeting details and guest speaker information.

Our Vision

Our vision is one where women and girls have the resources and opportunities to reach their full potential and live their dreams.

Our Mission

Our mission as Soroptimist volunteers is to provide women and girls with access to the education and training they need to achieve economic empowerment.

Our Core Values

Gender Equality: Women and girls live free from discrimination

Empowerment: Women and girls are free to act in their own best interest. 

Education: Women and girls deserve to lead full and productive lives through education.

Diversity & Fellowship: Women from varied backgrounds and perspectives work together to improve the lives of women and girls. 

 

 

Translating Our Mission into Action

 

-Live Your Dream Award.
Since 1972, the Soroptimist Live Your Dream Awards program (formerly the Women's Opportunity Awards) has disbursed more than $30 million to tens of thousands of women who have overcome poverty, domestic and sexual violence, divorce, the death of a spouse, or other life challenges.  The Live Your Dream Award is for a woman who is enrolled in an undergraduate degree program and is the primary financial provider for herself and dependents.  Other requirements are required on the application.
Applications are available online starting August 1. 
Applications must be received by November 15, 2024.

 

Soroptimists International River Valley also funds three scholarships awarded through Rogue Community College Foundation.  They are:
The Mel Quimby Scholarship
The Vera Quimby Scholarship
The River Valley Scholarship


 

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Soroptimist International of River Valley has been recognized by community partners and received the awards including

--2020 Dreamers Club Award presented by Soroptimist International of America

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