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Soroptimist International of Saratoga County

Soroptimist is a global women’s organization whose members volunteer to improve the lives of women and girls through programs leading to social and economic empowerment. Approximately 80,000 Soroptimists in 130 countries and territories support community–based and global projects benefiting women and girls.

For more information about Soroptimist and programs that improve the lives of women and girls, visit Soroptimist.org.

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2017 Trailblazing Woman - Maggie Fronk
Mar 23, 2017

"While I grew up an only child, through Soroptimist International of Saratoga County, I have 70 sisters who champion programs to help women and girls locally and globally. Twelve years ago they asked how they could help domestic violence survivors. I explained that many women are trapped in abuse because of economics. Mothers fear if they left they couldn’t provide housing, food, and healthcare for their children. In just six weeks, SISC launched Project Hope and Power, our financial literacy program for any woman who is limited in her choices due to financial dependence. Today, more than 600 women have achieved housing, employment and improved financial stability--- and it all started with just a conversation and the commitment of Soroptimist members to helping women (and what an impressive commitment-- they’ve volunteered 5,000 hours to Project Hope and Power!)" ~ Maggie Fronk 

Feb 26, 2017

Summer will be here before you know it, we promise, which means you can start dreaming now about the 23rd annual Secret Gardens Tour presented by Soroptimist of Saratoga County. An eclectic mix of 11 private gardens in and around Saratoga Springs are featured on this year’s tour, set for July 9 – the second Sunday in July.

Tickets ($20 in advance; $25 day of tour, if available) will be on sale at several outlets and via this website beginning in mid-May, so mark your calendars. If you’d like to be added to our email list for an electronic invitation to the tour, email secretgardensinfo@gmail.com.

The self-guided tour is a major fund-raiser to support local and global initiatives that benefit women, girls and the community. The featured gardens are a mix of styles and sizes, in both sun and shade, sure to inspire garden lovers of every level.

Check back as well for information about special events leading up to the tour.

Feb 01, 2017

The Global Initiative of Soroptimist Internation of Saratoga County (GISISC) grant application is now available on our website. The goal of this effort is to improve the lives of women and girls outside the area already encompassed by our fund distribution grant program that serves Saratoga County only. Please visit our Global Initiatives page to download a copy of the application. Completed applications must be received by April 1, 2017. 

Dec 04, 2016

Soroptimist International of Saratoga County announces the availability of $25,000 in grant funding for organizations that serve the needs of women and girls in Saratoga County. These awards, given by the club each year, seek to improve the lives and quality of life of women and girls in our local community. Please visit our Fund Distributions Grants page to download a copy of the application. Completed applications must be received by January 31, 2017. 

Nov 03, 2016

Soroptimist International of Saratoga County (SISC) is excited about our 2017 Cabin Fever event! Cabin Fever, an annual fundraising luncheon, provides a platform for individuals to gather, network, and raise money for a tremendous cause – improving the lives of women and children locally, nationally and internationally. Soroptimist International, our umbrella organization, disburses more than $1.6 million annually, benefiting 1,300 women through its cornerstone program called Live Your Dream: Education and Training Awards for Women.

Additionally, Cabin Fever attendees are delighted to hear remarks from our notable speakers. In 2017, we are thrilled to welcome Mrs. Kasey Mathews as our keynote presenter.

Kasey Mathews, a writer and teacher who has been asked to speak before the US Congress, will share her message that life’s challenges are really opportunities in disguise. Kasey’s book, Preemie: Lessons in Love, Life and Motherhood, chronicles her transformation into becoming an advocate when her second child arrived unexpectedly at 25 weeks, weighing just over a pound.  

After the book’s release, Kasey became a featured speaker, traveling around the country, speaking to groups ranging from fireside book group gatherings and women’s organizations; to company award banquets, medical conferences, and radio and television programs.  Preemie: Lessons in Love, Life and Motherhood won the New Hampshire Writer’s Project Reader’s Choice award, and was a featured book on the Random House book site Bibliophile.

With a newly expanded mission, and the launch of her website – The Usual Magic, Kasey is inspiring women to find more meaning, purpose and balance in their lives.  Her work includes A Mom's Guide to Creating a Magical Life, a series of online workshops, and her blog – Awaken the Magic. Kasey is currently at work on her second book, in which she illustrates the journey of overcoming the year-long traumatic period in which her family experienced three broken legs, four surgeries, a lost dog and several other assorted miracles!

You can learn more about Kasey Mathews at www.kaseymathews.com

For more detailed information about this event, see the Cabin Fever 2017 Brochure.

Please click here to learn how to become an event sponsor or donate to our silent auction.

Oct 04, 2016

Please join us on Thursday October 20, from 6-8 PM at the Saratoga Golf and Polo Club. Women who are in interested in learning about the Soroptimist organization and their programs are invited. Click here for more information on how to register for this evening of information, social engagement and refreshments.

Sep 29, 2016

SISC is pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications for the Violet Richardson Award. The Violet Richardson Award honors a young women between the ages of 14 and 17 for her volunteer action. SISC will provide the award recipient with a cash award of $500.00 and a matching award of $500.00 to the organization she supports. Applications are due December 31.

More information and the application form can be found at the Violet Richardson page

Sep 26, 2016

We are accepting applications for the 2017 Live Your Dream Award. Applications are due November 15. More information and the application form can be found at the Live Your Dream Award page.

Jul 11, 2016

Garden tour shows off local gardens, creative spaces - SARATOGA SPRINGS >> A group of Spa City gardens got a little watering and a lot of visitors over the... Click here to read the entire article by Lauren Halligan.  

Jul 09, 2016

Tickets are $20 in advance. They are $25 on day of tour, available from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday at the Visitor Center, 297 Broadway. That is also the time and place for picking up tickets that were ordered online or by U.S. mail. 

Advance tickets are no longer available online, but may be purchased during business hours through July 9 at any retail Cudney’s Dry Cleaners location, the Saratoga Heritage Area Visitor Center at 297 Broadway and Northshire Bookstore, 424 Broadway. 
 
The ticket, which is required for entrance to the gardens, consists of descriptions of the gardens and a map with suggested driving directions. Some gardens are clustered within walking distance of one another. 

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