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Our Membership and Mission

Soroptimist International of Montour County is a club of women who work or live in the Danville area who recognize the need to work together to improve the lives of women and girls through programs leading to social and economic empowerment.
 The club provides opportunities for friendship, networking, and leadership development. Cultivating friendships with other women who have similar interests and values is a central aspect of Soroptimist membership.

Why women and girls?

  • One in three women have been beaten, coerced into sex or otherwise abused in their lifetime.
  • According to a recent report, of the 600,000-800,000 people trafficked across international borders annually, 80 percent are female.
  • Women work two-thirds of the world's working hours but earn only 10 percent of the world's income, and own less than 1 percent of the world's property.
  • Of a total 550 million working poor, 330 million (60 percent) are women.
  • The United Nations estimates that globally women's unpaid care is worth up to $11 trillion annually.
  • Two-thirds of the 880 million illiterate adults are women.
  • Of the more than 110 million children not in school, approximately 60 percent are girls.
  • By age 18, girls have received an average of 4.4 years less education than boys.

The benefits of membership

  • Satisfaction of providing service in your community and around the world.
  • Fellowship with other service-minded professional women in many fields.
  • Personal growth and development through club programs and district, region and international workshops and conventions.
  • Awareness of the status of women around the world.
  • Status as a member of the world's largest classified service organization for business and executive women.
  • Recognition as a result of your involvement in significant projects.
  • Opportunities to travel and develop friendships with professional women around the world.
  • Friendship and fun through working together on projects and enjoying social activities with members.