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In Memoriam

This page is dedicated to Soroptimist federation officers who have recently passed away. They will be missed for their dedication to Soroptimist and our mission of improving the lives of women and girls.

Joanne Blake   Condolences to the family of Joanne Blake, who passed away on July 9, 2016 from injuries sustained from a car accident. Joanne served as SIA secretary from 1978-1980, and Northeastern Region governor. Click here for more information.
Machiko Yamada   Machiko Yamada, 2007-2008 federation president, passed away in late May 2015. In addition to serving our organization as SIA president, she also served as 2004-2006 SIA board director, and 2002-2004 governor of Japan Nishi Region. She was a member of SI/Tokuyama and chartered SI/Kudamatsu, and served as officers in both clubs. A graduate of Doshisha University, Machiko worked with her husband to operate more than 20 gas stations, as well as overseeing the sales of jewelry and women’s items at two company-run stores, and a leisure facility/golf course. Please read an interview with Machiko when she first became SIA president. Machiko will be remembered as a dedicated, loyal and respected Soroptimist leader who recognized the struggles of women and supported the federation’s efforts on behalf of women and girls. She will be greatly missed.









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