Port Angeles, Washington
Port Angeles lies at the foot of the green, forested Olympic Mountains, on the shoreline of the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Olympic National Park extends into the city limits along Hurricane Ridge Road and covers hundreds of thousands of acres in the mountains to the south. With 18,397 people living in its limits, it is the major seaport of the Olympic Penninsula.
On June 19, 1862, President Abraham Lincoln ordered the establishment of a lighthouse and military reserve, which brought about the settlement of Port Angeles.
A series of bluffs overlook the harbor, broken by canyons cut by mountain streams. The streets of the city form a grid on the bluffs, with the downtown area below on the shoreline. The ground slopes gradually up to the mountains where streets wander through the forests and the ritzy neighborhoods lie largely out of sight among the trees.
Soroptimist International of Port Angeles, Noon Club
Soroptimist International of Port Angeles (SIPA) with 35 members was chartered in February 1944 (SIPA History). It is a club dedicated to community service and it has always accepted responsibility for its share of many civic projects with financial contributions and active support.
Currently we have 55 members who meet weekly at noon at Joshua's in Port Angeles. We often have programs presented by leaders of the Port Angeles and Clallam County communities. These are interesting and informative and stimulate much discussion. Visitors are always welcome at our meetings.