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 LiveYourDreamCampaign.org.

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 2019-2020


Linda Cunliffe

vice president

Jennifer Morgan


Marilyne Kelly


Karen Pearson


Joella Christenson


Heather Cross
Darlene Jamieson
Yvonne Hogenes

Members 2019-2020

Marilyne Kelly

Linda Cunliffe

Joella Christenson

Sandy Bachra-Shergill

Violet Poruchko

Heather Cross

Darlene Jamieson

Donna Bradley

Linda Tuningley

Karen Pearson

Marilyn Madden

Kim Chauhan

Piraba Balasingham

Johanne Starr

Tima Dickenson

Jennifer Morgan

Yvonne Hogenes

Judy Crooks

Linda Wilson

Margie Dyck

Raymonde Delisle

Davinder Bachra

Thank You


Funding Partners

Commander Bob Marsh (Ret’d) Canadian Navy

  • 5-Star Catering Ltd.
  • Alix Elsey, Real Estate Professional, Royal LePage Wolstencroft
  • Brenda Steele, Mary Kay Cosmetics
  • Clancy’s Tea Cosy (White Rock)
  • Coast Capital Saving (Strawberry Hill)
  • Coldfire Canada
  • Curtis Look Photography
  • Debbie Madden, Doterra Essential Oils
  • DeeAnn Lensen, Advanced Spa Technologies
  • Ecole Panorama Ridge Secondary School
  • Edward N. Knight, Artist
  • Envision Financial (Cloverdale)
  • EXIT (Langley)
  • Famoso Neapolitan Pizzeria (Guildford)
  • Glenn's No Frills (Cloverdale)
  • Innovative Fitness (Walnut Grove)
  • Jane Gobin, The Declutter Mother
  • Malary’s Fashion Network
  • Mary Pichette, Legal Shield
  • Mary Pichette, VoxxLife
  • Nishee Photography
  • Piraba Balasingham, Artist
  • Select Wines Vancouver (Chris Hoffmeister CEO)
  • Sukhi Bath Motors
  • The Heart (Cloverdale)
  • UFCW Local 247