Soroptimist International of Brea/La Habra

A global volunteer organization to improve the lives of women and girls through programs leading to social and economic empowerment.

Soroptimist International of Brea/La Habra, chartered in 1973, is a friendly, caring club of volunteers with a sense of community, committed to improving the lives of women and girls in our local communities and throughout the world.

Welcome New Soroptimists!

L-R: Ashley Cole, Ashley Brown and SI Brea/La Habra President Anne Burkhart.
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L-R: 2nd VP Kathy Campanelli, new members Ali Mendiola, Cathleen McGrath, and SI Brea/La Habra President Anne Burkart.

Congratulations to SI Brea/La Habra’s newest members,  Ashley Cole and Ashley Brown, both inducted on February 17, 2022.  New members Ali Mendiola, Cathleen McGrath were inducted in March 2022. All women are very interested in the Live Your Dream and Dream It, Be It programs. They are both welcomed additions to our club.

Why Only Women and Girls?

Soroptimist means “Best for Women” and that is what we strive to be, and as professional and business women, we feel we are definitely qualified to help women and girls reach their goals and live their dreams.

Although both men and women live in poverty and face discrimination, throughout the world it is women and girls who face additional obstacles and discrimination simply because they are female.

Soroptimist work together to empower and educate women and girls, helping them to achieve their goals and a higher quality of life for themselves and their families.

Key Projects

Key projects of Soroptimist International of Brea/La Habra include:

  • Live Your Dream Education and Training Awards for Women
  • Dream It, Be It Career Support for Teen Girls
  • Human Trafficking Awareness
  • Scholarships for local high school seniors
  • Supporting local charities and nonprofits whose missions of empowerment and education for women align with ours
  • Annual collection of blankets for the homeless
  • Back-to-School shopping with the Brea Kiwanis


We meet 12:00 PM – 1:15 PM on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month at the Brea Museum, 495 S. Brea Blvd. in Brea City Hall Park.

Upcoming Events

May 1, 10 a.m.
Desert Coast Region Spring Conference
Double Tree by Hilton, San Diego

May 5, 6 p.m.
Annual Awards Dinner
Emmanual Espiscopal Church, Fullerton

May 8

Happy Mother’s Day!

May 10
SI Brea/La Habra’s 49th Anniversary

May 12, 12 p.m.

High School Scholarships Lunch
Brea Museum

May 12, 5:30 p.m.

Board Meeting
Terri Daxon’s home

May 19, 12 p.m.
BOHS Life Skills Students of the Month Lunch
Brea Museum 

May 30
Memorial Day

PayPal Payment

No-Bake Bake Sale!

Helping Women and Girls

Through Soroptimist Dream Programs, women and girls learn the importance of education
in order for them to become empowered and able to achieve their goals of a better life for themselves and their families.

Dream It. Be It.

The Soroptimist program helps teenage girls set and achieve goals, learn how to deal with setbacks and successes and career opportunities.

Live Your Dream Awards

Soroptimist help women live their dreams through gaining more education and skills leading to better employment and career goals.