Soroptimist Celebrates 100 Years

Soroptimist means “best for women”.

We are a global volunteer organization that provides women and girls with access to the education and training needed to achieve economic empowerment. Soroptimist International of Saratoga Count (SISC) is excited to kick off a ten-month community awareness campaign in celebration of the national club’s 100-year anniversary.

In January, SISC presents “This is Us: Soroptimist”, showcasing the history of the organization in our local community – from the roots of the club in 1979. SISC’s first president, Sondra Silverhart, remarks, “Our first goal was to set up a two-bedroom apartment for women experiencing domestic violence. As a newly formed group of motivated women, we raised $2,500, a lot of money in those days. Assisting women experiencing domestic violence remains a goal today in this Chapter.” The full interview is available here

“Soroptimist encapsulates women at their best, working to help other women be their best,” said Sandra Reulet, president of Soroptimist Internal of Saratoga County. “The international club is 160,000 members strong – almost 100 of us in SISC representing and supporting Saratoga County. Our ten-month awareness campaign is designed to showcase all the work we do on behalf of the women and girls right here in Saratoga – and how you, our supportive community, can share in our success.”

We encourage our community to follow our campaign to learn more about our programming and support –