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Desert Coast Region Leadership

Welcome to Soroptimist

International Desert Coast Region

We are more than 900 women working together to improve the lives of women & girls - locally and globally.

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Empowering Women & Girls

Soroptimist is a global volunteer organization working to improve the lives of women and girls through programs leading to social and economic empowerment

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Live Your Dream Awards

The Soroptimist Live Your Dream Awards (formerly the Women’s Opportunity Awards) assists women who provide the primary source of financial support for their families by giving them the resources they need to improve their education, skills and employment prospects. See the impact this award-winning program has on women around the world!

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STOP Sex Trafficking

Soroptimist clubs throughout Desert Coast Region are actively fighting the commercial sexual exploitation of women and girls through advocacy, awareness and action.

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Best for Women

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Soroptimist means "Best for Women" and that is what we strive to be - women at their best helping other women to be their best.

Live Your Dream

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Do you dream of a better world for women and girls? Join Live Your - An online community empowering offline action,
helping women and girls to live their dreams.

Why Women & Girls?

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Throughout history women and girls face additional obstacles and discrimination solely because of their gender. As an organization of business and professional women we feel uniquely qualified to help women and girls live their dreams.

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Locally and around the world.

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Latest News

DCR Live Your Dream Award Winners

DCR Live Your Dream Award Winners

Once again, the clubs in the Desert Coast Region showed their true Soroptimist spirit by having 100% participation in the Live Your Dream Awards.  Our 40 clubs devoted 774 volunteer hours and awarded $62,029 to 60 honorees. Here are the 2014-2015 Region Honorees who... read more

Dream It, Be It Continues Forward Progress

Soroptimist International is starting the year in high gear by announcing the curriculum to the new global program for girls, Dream It, Be It! The goal of this program is to give access to role models to girls ages 14-18. As the curriculum details, the program can be... read more

DCR Learns About Dream It, Be It

Desert Coast Region's Fall District Meetings were very well attended in each of our three districts. Members were eager to learn more about the new Soroptimist International of the Americas' new girl-focused program, Dream It, Be It: Career Support for Girls.... read more


Date/Time Event
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
3rd Annual Handmade Craft Fair
Our Mother of Confidence Church, San Diego CA
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wine in the Wilderness
Mission Trails Visitor Center, San Diego CA
Date/Time Event
8:30 am - 1:00 pm
District I Fall Meeting
Norwalk Arts & Sports Complex – Rich Rehearsal Hall, Norwalk CA
8:30 am - 1:00 pm
District II Fall Meeting
8:30 am - 1:00 pm
District III Fall Meeting
11/13/2015 - 11/15/2015
All Day
Board Retreat
8:30 am - 1:00 pm
District I Winter Meeting
8:30 am - 1:00 pm
District II Winter Meeting
8:30 am - 1:00 pm
District III Winter Meeting
All Day
DCR Board Meeting
DoubleTree Hotel Santa Ana, Santa Ana
05/13/2016 - 05/15/2016
All Day
2016 DCR Spring Conference
DoubleTree Hotel Santa Ana, Santa Ana
Date/Time Event
All Day
International Literacy Day
All Day
International Day of Peace
All Day
Soroptimist Founders Day
All Day
International Day of the Girl Child
All Day
UN World Food Day
All Day
United Nations Day
All Day
Universal Children's Day
All Day
International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women
All Day
World AIDS Day
All Day
UN Human Rights Day and Soroptimist President's Appeal