Investing in Dreams

We are a group of volunteers that helps to make the dreams of women and girls come true!  Here are some of our members at our Awards Night on April 13, 2023, during which we celebrated  Live Your Dream recipients.

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If you’re interested in improving the lives of women and girls (and your own), Soroptimist International of Lodi is the club for you!  We are part of a global volunteer organization that helps provide women and girls with access to the education and training they need to achieve economic empowerment. Join us as a member or attend one of our meetings open to the public to learn more about us. 

The meetings open to everyone include fun-filled events, celebrations of our $1,000 educational award winners, and informative presentations on a variety of topics such as the work of community partners, women’s health issues, and many more.  For more information or to let us know that you'd like to attend, please use the "Contact Us" tab on the toolbar on the left.

Financial contributions from our members and the public help us continue to support programs which improve the lives of women and girls. We have periodic fundraisers, in which all are welcome to participate.  The flyer for our recent BINGO event and raffle is posted below. We'd like to thank all those businesses who made generous contributions to this fundraiser, including Thai Spices, 2401 W. Turner Rd., Ste. 224, Lodi, Fiori's Butcher Shoppe & Deli, 400 W. Lodi Ave., Lodi, and Yafa Hummus, 612 W. Lodi Ave., Ste. 106, Lodi for donating gift cards. We also appreciate The Last Straw Designs,  LastStrawDesigns4u@gmail.com, for donating two one-of-a-kind kimono tops for the raffle and Starbucks, 24 N Ham Lane, Lodi for coffee served during the event.  

If you'd like to purchase fundraiser tickets or make a donation to SI Lodi through our preferred payment method of Zelle, below is a QR code that can be scanned. Use our email address of silodi@soroptimist.net.

BINGO tickets can also be purchased at Burke Optometry, 441 South Ham Lane, Lodi, Monday through Friday, 8 AM - noon or 1 PM - 5 PM.

If you'd like to purchase fundraiser tickets or make a donation to the club through PayPal, please click on the button below:

You can also purchase fundraiser tickets ormake a donation to our club by mailing a check to the following address: Soroptimist International of Lodi, PO Box 741 Lodi, CA 95241.

Tax information for our organization is as follows: EIN 94-6081426, FEDERAL 501(c)(3), STATE 23701d.

Thanks to everyone who supports our club and our mission of providing women and girls with access to the education and training they need to achieve economic empowerment!

Soroptimist consists of a network of over 75,000 club members in 122 countries. Soroptimists contribute time and financial support to community–based and international projects that benefit women and girls. Soroptimist International consists of four federations, including Soroptimist International of the Americas (SIA), of which Soroptimist International of Lodi is a member. The name, Soroptimist, means "best for women," and that's what the organization strives to achieve. Soroptimists are women at their best, working to help other women to be their best.

Soroptimist International of Lodi (SI Lodi) was chartered in 1945. A second club, Soroptimist International of Lodi Sunrise, was chartered in 1989. In September, 2014, the two clubs became one under the SI Lodi charter. Our club currently holds hybrid (Zoom and in person) Business Meetings for members at 5:30 PM on the 2nd Thursday of odd months. We have Program Meetings, which are open to the public, on the 2nd Thursday of even months. We occasionally hold extra Program Meetings; for example, we're going to have a Program Meeting at 5:30 PM on the 3rd Thursday of September.  We have a hiatus in July and August.

SI Lodi is in the Sierra Pacific Region of California, which ranges from San Francisco to Taft and from Los Banos to Mariposa. The Sierra Pacific Region has 3 districts, each district with its own director who serves on the region’s board of directors; we are in District 2.

Currently, the main focus of SI Lodi is on two programs: Dream It, Be It and Live Your Dream. Through Dream It, Be It, Soroptimist clubs provide girls with guidance, training and resources that will prepare them for career success. The Live Your Dream Award, Soroptimist's signature program, assists women who serve as the primary wage earners for their families and seek financial assistance to improve their education, skills and employment prospects. Additionally, we award a scholarship to a woman in the Mary Graham Foundation. These women have been in the foster care system and are no longer eligible for support. SI Lodi has also given donations in recent years to Hope Harbor Shelter for Women and Children, Lodi House, and the Second Step and Family Ties organizations. We also provided financial support to The Sisterhood, a program for middle and high school girls.

In addition to supporting local programs, Soroptimist International of Lodi participates in Club Giving, a program through which the club contributes at least 10% of the funds we raise to Soroptimist International of the Americas. This contribution helps ensure that SIA can increase the number of women and girls who benefit from our programs. SI Lodi has been recognized with a badge for our Club Giving donation for the prior club year:

The club also contributes to Founders Pennies, a program in honor of the women who founded Soroptimist in Oakland in 1921.  Based on a donation made in June, 2023, we received the below badge and the following message from SIA headquarters, "By participating in Founders Pennies, SI/Lodi, CA has demonstrated its dedication and commitment to investing in the future of courageous women and girls, not only in your local community, but around the world. We are honored to have SI/Lodi, CA's support so we can reach half a million women and girls through our global Dream Programs!"

2022-2023 Officers

Left to right: Terri, Judy, Germaine, Mina, Liz

President's responsibilities are being shared by the above club members.  Judy is also serving as Recording/Corresponding Secretary and Liz is Treasurer.

(Photos of officers from prior years may be found by scrolling down this page.)

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2021-2022 Officers

Left to right: Treasurer Susan, President Liz, Vice President Laura,Corresponding Secretary Judy, Recording Secretary Rosemary 

(Photos of officers from prior years may be found by scrolling down this page.)

                     left to right: President Terri, President-Elect Liz, Treasurer Susan,                      Recording Secretary Rosemary, Corresponding Secretary Judy

SI Lodi 2019 - 2020 Officers

(l to r) Installation Script Writer Bev, Director Terri, Co-president Deb, Installation Officer Germaine, Vice President Laura, Co-president Liz, Treasurer Susan

SI Lodi 2017-18 Officers

Deb, Judy, Rosemary, Germaine, Liz and President Terri

New Board                                             President Terri Lee

 SI Lodi Installs 2016-2017 Officers:

 2016-2017 Officers:

Secretary – Kim Monaco , Treasurer – Rosemary Gamblin ,  2-Year Director – Robyn Ihde, President - Deb Miller, Barbara Warburton Installing officer,  Vice President - Terri Lee, Recording , 1-Year Director – Liz Kass,  Corresponding Secretary – Judy Dolyniuk  

Barbara Warburton conducted the Olympic themed installation ceremony.  The Olympics themed installation script and gold medals were prepared by Beverly Lacy.


President Deb named Rosemary Gamblin as SI Lodi Soroptimist of the Year


During the meeting donations were presented by Vice President  Lise Bachman- Karnes. SI Lodi donated  $500 to Suzanne Yip Schultz  of San Joaquin County Family Justice Center for the benefit of victims of human trafficking and domestic violence.

A donation of $100 was also presented to Beth Foxof World of Wonders Science Museum.


Suzanne Schultz, Lise and Beth Fox

Installation 2015-16

The theme for Installation was Cruising with Bev Lacy the installing officer 


Bev, Pres. Deb, Treas- -Judy, Secretary -Rosemary, Corresponding Secretary- LaVerne, Director- Marcia and Vice Pres. -Lise


Installation 2014-15

Co-Presidents Marcia and Liz, Vice Pres. Deb, Co-treasurers Judy and Lynn, Secretary Jerri, Director Maxine, Corresponding Secretary Dorothea.  Director Germaine was absent.

SI Lodi Board 2013-14

Barbara-Corr. Secty, Ora- Treasurer, Shirley & Phyllis-Directors

Deb- V.P., Lynn- President, Bev- Rec. Secty


Board of Directors  2012-13

Treasurer Ora, Corr. Secty Debbie, Directors Germaine and Phyllis, President Susan B. V.P. Lynn,Secretary Bernice

Board of Directors  2011-12

Installing officer Gerry, Directors Brittnee and Sue K, Treasurer Lynn, Corr. Secty Elizabeth, Secretary Germaine, Vice Pres. Pat and President Susan B
SI Lodi members, Feb 2012 
Back Row:  Bev, Debbie, Phyllis, Pat H, Germaine, Lori, Susan, Ora and Kim
Front Row: Bernice, Merry, Jean and Lynn
SI Lodi Board 2010-11 

Back Row:  Germaine- Recording Secretary, Merry - Co-President, Lori-Corresponding Secretary

Front Row:  Bev- Co-President, Susan B- Vice President, Sue K-Director, Lynn Director

Absent: Co-treasurers-  Bernice and Robyn


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