Soroptimist International of Baguio
Members did not have any club uniform and the first official uniform was worn when SI Baguio hosted the 9th Regional Conference of SIPR held at the Green Valley Country Club in 1986, twenty years after its charter. Programs like a study and inspection of boarding houses to ensure the safety of female students (1967), City Ordinance 513 regulating the conduct of boarding houses (1967), Adult Literacy in Pinsao-Pilot Project (1988), Earthquake acute response in the form of feeding, assistance and helping rescue team (1990), Expose on the plight of the women inmates at the City Detention Center (1992), Soroptimist Sunday School (1992, Education through book distributions (2014-2016).
Chartered: June 30, 1966
The first collaborative event of SI Baguio took place on May 29, 1966, in Burnham Hotel. Virginia “Gene” de Guia together with Pluma Batten, SIA Director of Extension and Mariquit Castelo, the first Filipino Soroptimist and founder of Soroptimist International in the Philippinesinvited the twenty-four (24) charter members from a select group of women of distinction and leaders in their chosen professions.
The Soroptimist International of Baguio City (SI BAGUIO), having the distinction of being the third Soroptimist International club in the Philippines, was formally chartered on June 30,1966 with Gene de Guia as its Charter President. Meetings were held exclusively at the historic Casa Vallejo until the death of its owner, Nena Vallejo Garcia. SI Baguio donned a rich and interesting history with a low-key, hardworking and committed profile.