Soroptimist International of Patterson has been an active member of the community since January 8, 1955. The club has worked on many projects and numerous entities devoted to services that benefit the community for over 62 years.

Major projects include:

 Martin Mayhem Fundraiser

Miss Patterson Table Setting

Hot Cocoa 5K Family Walk/Run

Little Mr. & Miss Apricot Talent Show

Christmas Trees in the Downtown Park

We also participate and assist with:


Relay for Life

Patterson Apricot Fiesta

Patterson Farmer’s Market

Patterson Unified School District Block Party

“S” Club – Mentor Program at Delta Charter High School

Soroptimist believes the most effective way to empower women and girls is by providing them with access to education.  Educated women and girls are far more likely to realize their potential. Annually our club provides a “Live Your Dream” Award to a single head-of-the household mother returning to school. Recipients may use the cash grant  to offset any cots associated with her efforts to attain additional education or training.

The Soroptimist Violet Richardson Award is a recognition program for young women ages 14-17 engaged in volunteer action within their communities or schools. The award is given to young women whose activities make the community and world a better place.