Who We Are
Soroptimist International of Port Angeles
Soroptimism came to the North Olympic Peninsula of Washington State, February 26, 1944 when Soroptimist International of Tacoma chartered Soroptimist International of Port Angeles with 35 charter members. Our club has become known as the “Mother Club” of the Olympic Peninsula because four clubs were created as a result of our club. These include Soroptimist International of Sequim, Jet Set of Port Angeles, Soroptimist International of Port Townsend and the Rain Forest Soroptimist Club of Forks. For more information about the history of our club, click on SIPA History.
Our mission is to improve the lives of women and girls and to provide community service in Port Angeles and Clallam County. We are governed by an elected Board and we follow written bylaws for club operation and program development and implementation.
SIPA Board, 2018-2019
President: Jeri Bawden
President Elect: Lena Washke
Vice President: Linda Walden
Treasurer: Sally Pearson
Assistant Treasurer: Gwyn Callis
Recording/ Corresponding Secretary: Lori Oakes/Debbie Riley
1st year Director: Tammy Gallagher
Director at Large: Susie Breitbach