International Soroptimist Osaka was created in 1970, under the sponsorship of International Soroptimist Kyoto. Last year, on June 2, 2020, we celebrated the 50th anniversary of the certification of our membership in Soroptimist. Since our own founding, we have certified clubs in Osaka Prefecture, and there are now a total of 14 original offspring clubs and clubs that originated from those secondary clubs, serving in their respective regions.
We had planned to have a ceremony in the year 2020, because we intended to commemorate the 50th anniversary of our certification, and we wanted to express our gratitude to all those who had supported us up to that point. However, we deeply regretted that we had to cancel the ceremony due to the pandemic of the novel coronavirus infection.
2020, which should have been a year for taking new steps into our second half century, was instead a very difficult year for Osaka club members, as it was for everyone on the planet. Under these circumstances, we were greatly encouraged when we received from the International Soroptimist Central Region the gift of a fund to help support the education of female students at universities and vocational schools. This of course delighted the award-winning students. We believe that all of we Soroptimist members need to think about what we can do to improve the lives and opportunities of women and girls whose actions within their communities are circumscribed and who therefore need encouragement. We must also consider how we can help communities that are affected by such events as earthquakes and other natural disasters. While the services we can offer
directly are limited, this expanding circle of service, which has been supported within the Osaka Club by the senior members who have nurtured it throughout its 50-year history, serves as an illuminating light for us, today’s members. Although the world now faces difficult times, we believe that we can see rays of hope, and we members all want to continue our work together.
We appreciate your understanding and your cooperation with us.
We thank the medical professionals for their steadfast work and pray that this infectious disease will be resolved as soon as possible, so that we can return again to our peaceful lives.

Chairman in 2021, International Soroptimist Osaka
Mitsuyo Kida

▲Members of SI Osaka   (Jan.2020)

Club Office S.I. Osaka

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Soroptimist International

The word Soroptimist comes from the combination of two Latin words “soro” and “optima” -meaning the best for women.
It started in U.S.A. in 1921. Total membership is approximately 90,000 in over 3,165 clubs in 124 countries as of 2007.

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S.I. of Osaka, Committees

– Program Service Committee
– International Goodwill and Understanding Committee
– Awards Committee
– Sponsorship Committee

– Finance Committee
– Laws/Resolution & Soroptimist Orientation/Leadership Training Committee
– Membership Committee
– Public Awareness Committee
– Attendance Committee
– Ways and Means Committee
– Japan Foundation Committee

Soroptimist International of Osaka

– Charter Date: June 2,1970
– Charter Members: 40

List of Service Projects of S.I. of Osaka, Japan (from June 1970 to September 2009)

Soroptimist International of Osaka

Chartered Clubs Date
S.I. of Osaka-Kita June 1982
S.I. of Osaka-Minami June 1984
S.I. of Osaka-Hokuto June 1985
S.I. of Osaka-Naniwa July 1987
S.I. of Sakai May 1988
S.I. of Osaka-Umeda May 1990
S.I. of Osaka-Kadoma (ended in 2017) July 1992
S.I. of Osaka-Nanba April 1994
S.I. of Osaka-Misasagi (ended in 2017) June 1998
“S” Club of Otemon High School (ended in 2017) October 1989
Osaka Venture Club (ended in 2017) May 1992

30TH Anniversary Commemorative Contribution (Mach 2000)

5 camphor trees and an iron arch of rose garden at Osaka Tsurumi Garden.
Furniture to the dormitories of foreign students in Osaka city

Club Meeting