Soroptimist International of McMinnville, Oregon
Yamhill County Chapter Hands & Words Are Not For Hurting®

Our Partnership with the Soroptimist Int’l of McMinnville began in 2005

Soroptimist is an international organization for business and professional women who work to improve the lives of women and girls, in local communities and throughout the world.

The name, Soroptimist, means “best for women,” and that’s what the organization strives to achieve. Soroptimist members are women at their best, working to help other women to be their best.

Soroptimist Int’l of McMinnville houses the Yamhill County Chapter Hands & Words Are Not For Hurting Project®

Each year Soroptimist Int’l of McMinnville supports Yamhill County Chapter’s celebration and recognition of National Hands & Words Are Not for Hurting® Week in October.

Gretchen Olson, Author & Yamhill Chapter Chair – Soroptimist Int’l McMinnville, pictured with Purple Hands Bear Mascot.

Community Outreach

26th Annual Hands & Words Are Not For Hurting Week Proclamation
Yamhill County Commissioners — Mcminnville, OR – October 13, 2023

“Soroptimists Reboot Hands & Words”
Cruising McMinnville Car Show & Cruise — Mcminnville, OR – August 26, 2023

Juliettes House: Child Abuse Intervention Center – McMinnville, OR
Safe Kids Fair Event – 400+ Kids take the Purple Hands Pledge®

Yamhill Community Action Partnership (YCAP) – McMinnville, OR

Yamhill County Commissioners Office – McMinnville, OR
Yamhill County Approved Permanent Display of Our Signs, Posters & Decals

Serendipity Ice Cream Parlor – McMinnville, OR
Grocery Outlet, Bargain Market – McMinnville, OR
McMinnville School Board Meeting – McMinnville, OR
McMinnville’s Annual Turkey Rama – McMinnville, OR
Dayton City Safety Fair – Dayton, OR
Henderson House — McMinnville, OR

Purple Pail Project — Yamhill County, OR
Over 180 Businesses Display Our Window Decals to Support Our Public Health Awareness Campaign!

26th Annual Soroptimist Wine Country Holiday Home Tour
Yamhill County, Oregon