Soroptimist International of Long Beach is a volunteer service organization for professional women who work to improve the lives of women and girls in local communities and throughout the world.
Soroptimist International of Long Beach was chartered on March 24, 1924 with 48 members at the old Virginia Hotel. Helena Gamble was installing officer and Florence Wightman, took the gavel as the first president. It was the seventh club chartered in the world between London, England and Paris, France.
The Long Beach club is a part of Soroptimist International of the Americas which has more than 1,300 clubs in 20 countries and territories. Soroptimist clubs receive assistance in their volunteer efforts by participating locally in programs developed and sponsored by the organization.