best for women


Sunday July 12 for the 21st annual Secret Gardens Tour

SISC is gearing up for the 21st Secret Garden Tour on July 12. Check out this interview on WNYT13!

Please click here to find out how you can purchase your ticket. Stop at The West Side Sports Bar & Grill, 112 Congress St., on tour day.  You will receive 10% off both lunch and dinner with your Secret Garden Ticket.  In addition, 10% of your check will be donated to programs supported by Soroptimists. 

Soroptimi - what? Soroptimist - big name, big agenda. The name Soroptimist was coined from the Latin soror meaning sister, and optima meaning best. Soroptimist is perhaps best interpreted as 'the best for women.'

Our mission is simple. Soroptimist improves the lives of women and girls through programs leading to social and economic empowerment. We are committed to:

  • GENDER EQUALITY: Women and girls live free from discrimination.

  • EMPOWERMENT: Women and girls are free to act in their own best interest.
  • EDUCATION: Women and girls deserve to lead full and productive lives through access to education.
  • DIVERSITY & FELLOWSHIP: Women from varied backgrounds and perspectives work together to improve the lives of women and girls.

The first Soroptimist club was chartered in California in 1921. Today, there are over 3,000 clubs flourishing throughout the world. As Soroptimists, we continue to strive to achieve 'the best for women' in every aspect of our lives.

Soroptimist is an international women's organization for business and professional women who work to improve the lives of women and girls, in local communities and throughout the world. Almost 100,000 Soroptimists in about 120 countries and territories contribute time and financial support to community-based and international projects that benefit women and girls.

Founded in 1979, Soroptimist International of Saratoga County (SISC) club is part of Soroptimist International of the Americas (SIA). Each year, SISC awards more than $20,000 in awards and grants to improve the lives of women and girls locally and globally.