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 and Members

At Soroptimist International of Artesia-Cerritos (SIAC) we currently have about 50 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 have the resources and opportunities to reach their full potential and live their dreams.

Our Board (2023 -2024)

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