About Us

Soroptimist was formed in 1921 in Oakland, California, at a time when women were not
permitted to join service organizations. Soroptimist loosely translated from the Latin, means best
for women. Today Soroptimist International has clubs in more than 120 countries throughout the
world. Our club is a part of the Soroptimist International of the Americas, Desert Coast Region,
District I.

Our Club and Members

At Soroptimist International of Artesia-Cerritos (SIAC) we currently have about 46 diverse
members and are still growing strong. We meet twice a month and anyone is welcome to join
our meetings to see what we do.

Our Vision

Women and girls should have the resources and opportunities to reach their full potential and
live their dreams.

Our Mission

Soroptimist is a global volunteer organization that provides women and girls with access to the
education and training they need to achieve economic empowerment.

Our Board Members 2023-2024

President Mary Ann Tipton
President-Elect Jennifer Hong
Co-Vice President Annie Kim
Co-Vice President Phibun Ny
Co-Secretary  Manjula Ramanathan
Co-Secretary Sowmya Ananthanarayanan
Co-Treasurer Doris Medina
Co-Treasurer Teresita Dillon
Delegate  Dr. Mary Sherman
Co-Director  Susan Green
Co-Director Alice Qu
Past President Norma Williamson


P.O. Box 847 ArtesiaCA 90702-0847 siartesia.cerritos@soroptimist.net
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