Join SI-Crescent City
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Financial Obligations (PDF)
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Membership is by invitation, which is extended to women primarily engaged in a profession, such as an owner of a business, partner, proprietor, corporate office, manager, or executive in business or organizations, or working as head or deputy in government service, or in any occupation with comparable status or comparable responsibilities.
Soroptimist Clubs are encouraged to seek a diversified membership with the widest range of classifications possible. (All members are "classified" according to the type of business conducted.)
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.
Soroptimist Membership Brings Special Benefits...
- Satisfaction - Your efforts in your club to perform community service, to bestow grants and to award scholarships will bring you a gift as great as those you give - the satisfaction of knowing that on a local, regional and international level you have helped others.
- Knowledge and Personal Growth - Through your club's efforts to make a difference in your community - you will learn more about your community -you will learn how to lead and how to follow.
- Networking - Share your business and/or 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.
Give yourself the gift of Soroptimist membership -
The gift of belonging to an international service organization that strives constantly to improve the lives of others.
Soroptimist-Crescent City Club Structure...
President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer,
Assistant Treasurer, 2 Directors, Parliamentarian
- to maintain high ethical standards in business, professions, and other aspects of life;
- to strive for human rights for all people and, in particular, to advance the status of women;
- to develop a spirit of friendship and unity among Soroptimists of all countries;
- to quicken the spirit of service and human understanding;
- to contribute to international understanding and universal friendship.
Time & Effort Involved In Membership...
Regular attendance at meetings is an important requirement. Occasional absences due to illness, travel, or business are understandable and will not jeopardize membership. The most important meeting to attend is our Business Meeting, the 3rd Tuesday of the month.
Soroptimist International of Crescent City meets twice a month at Noon. Meetings are held at the Apple Peddler (308 Highway 101, Crescent City) on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays.
Members also have the opportunity to attend District Meetings, Regional Conferences, Federation and International Conferences.
Each member is expected to participate in the Club's activities and serve on committees which they can volunteer for at our Business Meetings.
Financial Obligations of Membership...
- Annual dues are $126.40. Fiscal year is July 1 to June 30. Due date for remitting dues to the club is June 1st. Late dues are subject to a SIA $10 late fee. Download the financial obligations PDF for an itemization;
- Induction (New member one time fee) is $7.50 so the initial total is $133.90. Dues for new members are prorated based on the month of inducation. Download the financial obligations PDF for an itemization;
- Lunches vary in cost; we meet for ten months (September thru June);
- Voluntary raffles are $1 or $2. Modest fines may be imposed on members in the spirit of friendship, examples are having your picture in the newspaper, buying a new car, new grandchild or child, birthday, anniversary, etc.
- Members are encouraged to participate in fundraising and special service projects. Some of these items are tax deductible and you should consult your accountant for confirmation.
- Our major annual fundraisers are the Cow Chip Bingo, Christmas Bazaar, and sale of See's© Candies for delivery in December.