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Soroptimist, The Best for Women






2016/17 Officers

2010/11 officers

Left to right:  Ella Sandvig, Installing Officer;
Katy Guthridge, President;
Pat Durbin, President-Elect;
Penny Westerfield, Secretary;
Betty Oakes, Director;
Diane Kenyon,
Treasurer, and
Wendy Duede, Past President

Soroptimist International is a worldwide organization for women in management and professions working through service projects to advance human rights and the status of women. "Soroptimist" was crafted from two Latin words, soror and optimus. Soror means sister; optimus, the best.

The Soroptimist Pledge

I pledge allegiance to Soroptimism and to the ideals for which it stands. The sincerity of friendship, the joy of achievement, the dignity of service, the integrity of profession, the love of country. I will put forth my greatest effort to promote, uphold and defend these ideals for a larger fellowship in home, in society, in business, for country and for God.

Soroptimist Code of Ethics

My business principles exact:

  • Full recognition of rights of others;
  • Acknowledgement of the responsibilities of citizenship and the duty of discharging the obligations entailed;
  • The use of my position at all times to the end that a higher level of human ideals and achievements may be attained.


Soroptimist International of Port Townsend & East Jefferson County
P.O. Box 624
Port Townsend, WA 98368

Soroptimist Club #111117
Northwestern Region, District 1
Chartered on May 2, 1947

Soroptimist, The Best for Women


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