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Our History

Founded in 1921, Soroptimist International is an organization for business and professional women who provide volunteer service to their communities.

The name Soroptimist means "best for women", which is what the organization strives to achieve. Soroptimist are women at their best working to help other women to be their best.

Sponsored by the Garland club, Soroptimist International of Rockwall was chartered on May 19, 1984.

A 1984 club service project led to the donation of what is now called the "Soroptimist House". The entire community came together by donating the house, the funds to relocate it and the land where it now resides. Throughout its history the House has been home to many community outreach organizations.

Since our inception the community has been a major support to our fundraising efforts which has contributed to our tremendous success. In recent years funds for service projects have been generated through our annual Rockwall Idol Competition and WomenAid Banquet.

Our history demonstrates the rewards and satisfaction of long lasting friendships through service to the community.