Improving the Lives of Women and Girls

through programs leading to social and economic empowerment.

Best for Women

Best for Women

Soroptimist [suh-rop-tuh-mist] is a coined term meaning “Best for Women”and that is what we strive to be – Women at our best helping other women to be their best.

Improving Lives

Improving Lives

Educate, Empower, Enable – these are the ways in which Soroptimists around the globe help women improve their lives.
La Mesa Soroptimist Members

Get Involved

Do you have a passion for helping women and girls? We offer a variety of ways to be involved in what we do.

Every girl deserves the chance
to live her dream!

Upcoming Events

Feb
7
Thu
7:30 am Monthly Business Meeting @ Denny's El Cajon
Monthly Business Meeting @ Denny's El Cajon
Feb 7 @ 7:30 am – 8:30 am
Join us for breakfast to learn about Soroptimist and how we help women and girls attain social and economic empowerment. At this meeting we discuss business and finances and plan projects that will improve the[...]
Feb
14
Thu
7:30 am Club Program Meeting @ Denny's Restaurant
Club Program Meeting @ Denny's Restaurant
Feb 14 @ 7:30 am – 8:30 am
Join us for breakfast at Denny’s to learn about Soroptimist and our programs to lead women and girls to social and economic empowerment. At this meeting we invite experts and people from the community with[...]
Mar
7
Thu
7:30 am Monthly Business Meeting @ Denny's El Cajon
Monthly Business Meeting @ Denny's El Cajon
Mar 7 @ 7:30 am – 8:30 am
Join us for breakfast to learn about Soroptimist and how we help women and girls attain social and economic empowerment. At this meeting we discuss business and finances and plan projects that will improve the[...]
Mar
14
Thu
7:30 am Club Program Meeting @ Denny's Restaurant
Club Program Meeting @ Denny's Restaurant
Mar 14 @ 7:30 am – 8:30 am
Join us for breakfast at Denny’s to learn about Soroptimist and our programs to lead women and girls to social and economic empowerment. At this meeting we invite experts and people from the community with[...]

2018 February News from President Marlene DeMers

On January 20th, we gave our first WOW (Women’s Opportunity Workshop). These WOW workshops were given at the San Diego Rescue Mission. Ruth Gillis MFT (a former SILM member) gave a workshop on coping skills and our own member Nancy Wong gave a workshop on forgiveness....

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2018 January News from President Marlene DeMers

Happy New Year 2018! Our club’s last program event of 2017 was providing a holiday dinner party with gifts for the women and their children that are in the STARS program (Surviving Together, Achieving and Reaching for Success). STARS is a program of San Diego Youth...

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