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Soroptimist International of Placerville mission
A global volunteer organization working to improve the lives of women and girls through programs leading to social and economic empowerment.


Our 23rd Year - A Chocolate Affair

Dear Soroptimist Supporters ...

Due to the ongoing issues presented to us during the COVID-19 pandemic, we have made the difficult decision to cancel the 23rd Annual A Chocolate Affair, scheduled for February 8, 2021. We are hopeful that circumstances will improve this year for all of us and we can begin making plans to come together in 2022.

In the meantime, we will continue to support and impact our community, just as we have for 22 years. Though we can't offer the fun and excitement we have all come to love at the Chocolate Affair, we ask that you still consider sending a gift of support. Community donations drive our ability to directly help families in our immediate community improve their lives through a focus on education and scholarships; Helping Hands grants; and community volunteer projects, with a particular focus on those benefiting women and children.

To send a gift of support, visit our Become A Sponsor page and choose to use the PDF form to send through the mail, or fill out the form

We truly look forward to seeing you at our next event in 2022. Please continue to stay safe and healthy and know that we are so grateful for your generosity and continued support.

How we empower women & girls

Scholarships for High School Seniors
~ Each year we grant four to five scholarships of at least $1,000 each to seniors to further their education ~

Live Your Dream Award ~ Funding for women who are "primary wage earners" and who are furthering their education ~

"Dream It, Be It": Career Support for Girls ~ targets girls facing obstacles to future success. Provides access to professional role models, career education and resources. ~

"Soroptimist Helping Hands" ~ our club's exclusive program to fulfill emergency needs for women and children not available from any other resource. Local agencies can request up to $500 for needs such as utility or medical bills, school tuition or books and other critical expenses. Since its inception, our Club has donated over $100,000 to lift up over 390 women and their children ~

Supreme Chocolatier

Gold Key Storage
Serrano Associates LLC


Royal Truffle

Red Hawk Casino/Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians


Chocolate Marble

Barsotti Juice Co.
Rainbow Orchards
Sierra Animal Hospital, Candy Rapp, DVM
Doug and Lori Veerkamp
The Idea Factory
Wilkinson Portables




Chocolate Cupcake

Judy Brooks, The Blue Beadle
Shelley and Jack Carman
Pollock Pines True Value Hardware - DeeDee Campbell
Dennis and Wendy Thomas
Brian and Lori Veerkamp
Kirk and Cristen Sornborger
Cherie and Michael Raffety
Kaye and Steve Scott
Sharon and Don Warner


Chocolate Chip

Cambridge Chiropractic, Petrice Foxworthy
Gordon Mott Roofing
Beverly Ann Hood, in memory of Joe D. Hood
Lava Cap Windery
Linder's Fancy Toffee
Sally Long Johns, Realtor
Sam and Lori Parlim
Pizza Plus, Chris and Teresa Mackey
John and Charlotte Morgan
Barbara Smiley
Kellie Vasen
Bob and Barabara Bell
Sue Fielding
Joelle Fondale
Theresa and Michael Kokinos
Charlotte Kosena
Marlyn Pino-Jones
Linda Smith
Barbara Ugie
Tanya Moran
Barbara Peters

Contact Us


To write us or send donations by mail:

Soroptimist International
P.O. Box 263
Placerville, CA 95667

(Please make checks payable to: Soroptimist International)