Who We Are

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, 2019-2020

President:  Lena Washke

President Elect: Linda Walden

Vice President:  Connie Panicke

Treasurer:  Sally Pearson

Assistant Treasurer:  Gwyn Callis

Recording/ Corresponding Secretary:  Gayle McCormick

1st year Director:  Jeri Bawden

Director at Large:  Elisa Simonson

Lena's Board