About Soroptimist International of Hood River

What do Soroptimists DO?

Soroptimists work together to improve the lives of girls and women in our community and throughout the world. Our members are professional women – employed full or part-time, retired or currently focusing on family. “Soroptimist” means “best for women” and that’s what we strive to achieve.

Members of Soroptimist International of Hood River are a Very Busy group of women! Here’s just a few of the many ways that SIHR contributes to the welfare and well-being of women and girls in the Gorge:


  • The Lunafest Women’s Film Festival is a fundraising and outreach program featuring independent films by, for and about women.
  • The Community Baby Shower gathers supplies and clothing for infants born to women in poverty.


  • Helping Hands Against Violence offers support and shelter to women experiencing domestic violence.


  • The Women’s Opportunity Award is a cash award to female head of households seeking to improve their economic status through training and education.
  • The Women of Distinction Award honors women who have made outstanding achievement in their professional, business or volunteer activities.