Soroptimist International of Osaka(SIOsaka)was created in 1970 by a sponsor of Soroptimist International of Kyoto. During the last 50 years, we certified 9 original clubs in Osaka prefecture. Now 19 clubs, including offspring of those nine clubs and clubs founded by the offspring are all active in the area. We celebrated the 50th anniversary of our certification on June 2, 2020.We had planned to hold the 50th anniversary celebration and banquet on May12th. The celebration had been announced and preparation had been made, and we had a lot of registration from sister clubs. Unfortunately, we had to cancel this event because of an upsurge in coronavirus pandemic infections. We would like to thank the 527 people who attended the commemorative charity dinner concert held on December 20th of last year. We are very grateful for the success of the event. The banquet associated with this charity event was held on a smaller scale than originally planned, with attendance limited to members of SIOsaka. We made a 50th Anniversary donation to each of our support recipients and public facilities, including a fund in Osaka Prefecture ,social support bodies in the City of Osaka, and to an international medical organization.
Our 51th years has started, finding us facing this pandemic and considering how to deal with it. It is important for us to continue to work for the reforms required by the times we live in. We must cherish the circle of service created for the sake of their local communities by the club’s founders. Their task and ours is to continue to improve the lives of women and girls. However, we never lose site of the fact that we, ourselves, obtain a sense of fulfillment that is the result of our service to others.
We hope that each member will keep in mind the importance of this task, will learn from and cooperate with each other to overcome the problems faced by
women, and continue our important activities.
We ask for your understanding and cooperation with this ever-important project.
We would like thank all the medical staff who have been on the “front lines” during the Covid crisis. We pray that this infectious disease will be brought under control as soon as possible and that peaceful everyday life will return to us all.

Keiko Shinke
President of Soroptimist International

▲Members of SI Osaka   (Jan.2020)

Club Office S.I. Osaka

#403 5-3-68 Nakanoshima, Kita-ku Osaka 530-0005 Japan
TEL 06-6448-1121(EXT3880) FAX 06-6448-1578

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.

Soroptimist International of the Americas

1709 Spruce Street Philadelphia, Pa 19103-6103 USA
Phone: 215-893-9000
Fax: 215-893-5200

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