Soroptimist International of

Who We Are

Soroptimist, founded in 1921, is an international women’s organization for business and professional women who work to improve the lives of women and girls, in local communities and throughout the world. Almost 95,000 Soroptimists in about 120 countries and territories contribute time and financial support to community–based and international projects that benefit women and girls.

Soroptimist’s major project is the Live Your Dream Awards, which help 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.

Soroptimist also sponsors the Live Your Dream campaign, which encourages all women to live their dreams while helping others to do the same. Visit the campaign’s online home at

Soroptimist International of Surrey/Delta, chartered in 1995, participates in programs on the local level, depending on the specific needs of our community. Please visit our Local Projects page to see how we support women and girls in our Surrey-Delta community. We are also involved in the projects initiated by Soroptimist International of the Americas and Soroptimist International. Learn more about these by visiting our Soroptimist Programs page.

For more information about Soroptimist and programs that improve the lives of women and girls, visit:

Executives 2023-2024


Kiran Omar

vice president

Dr Poonam Arora Kochhar


Marilyne Kelly


Raymonde Delisle


Heather Cross

Darlene Jamieson

Florentina Kelly

Members 2023-2024

Marilyne Kelly

Linda Cunliffe

Joella Christenson

Sandy Bachra-Shergill

Violet Poruchko

Heather Cross

Darlene Jamieson

Yvonne Hogenes

Raymonde Delisle

Davinder Bachra

Florentina Kelly

Dr Poonam Kochhar

Brenda Locke

Feezah Jaffer

Wendy Stevenson

Barbara Bell

Kiran Omar

Deb Jack

Sonia Grover

Rochelle Prasad

Thank You


Funding Partners

Commander Bob Marsh (Ret’d) Canadian Navy

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