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Soroptimist International of Saratoga County



Spring Fever Golf Tournament registration now open!

Join us on May 18th at Saratoga National Golf Club for a tournament open to all ability levels.

For more details and to register, please visit our Spring Fever page.

 

Secret Gardens Tour

Tickets are now available for the 27th annual Secret Gardens Tour slated for Sunday, July 10th!

Plus, we have a special event in collaboration with the Saratoga Springs Public Library.

Visit the Secret Gardens page for more information or to purchase tickets for the tour.

 

 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. 

 

 

SISC AT WORK DURING THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC

“Women at their best, working to help other women to be their best” is a goal of Soroptimists international, and echoed by the members of Soroptimist International of Saratoga County. The Coronavius pandemic affects every aspect of our lives, and Soroptimists are no exception. The organization and its members are committed to seek alternative approaches to meeting its goals, especially at a time when where face-to face meetings and events are uniquely curtailed by the virus. Members are given every opportunity to creatively pursue the agenda of making lives better for women and girls, especially since the personal hardships and economic impact of the virus affect women at risk more than ever. All activities are conducted with the health and safety of members as a primary focus, with CDC, state, and other guidelines followed as directed. As we keep each other safe, and as we pursue our goals in the most imaginative ways possible, we look forward to a challenging, yet exciting, year ahead.

 

 

 


Soroptimist International 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. Founded in 1921, there are approximately 80,000 Soroptimists in 130 countries and territories supporting community–based and global projects benefiting women and girls.

 

Soroptimist International of Saratoga County (SISC) is a club within District I of the North Atlantic Region of Soroptimist International of the Americas, Inc., one of four federations with representation at the United Nations. SISC was founded in 1979 and currently has 79 members. Each year SISC raises funds for a number of awards and grants that benefit women and girls both locally in Saratoga County and surrounding areas, as well as globally through international initiatives. Award categories include: Live Your Dream Award, Violet Richardson Award, Local Organizational Grants, International Initiatives, and Dream It, Be It. Our signature service project is Project Hope and Power, a collaborative project with Wellspring (formerly Domestic Violence and Rape Crisis Services of Saratoga County), designed to help women who are victims and survivors of domestic violence develop the skills needed to begin working toward financial independence. The activities of SISC are described in more detail in the other sections of this website.

Click here for a video presentation about SISC by our 2017-18 president, Marie Hoffman.

 
Soroptimist Vision: Women and girls have the resources and opportunities
to reach their full potential and live their dreams.
 
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Soroptimist Mission: Soroptimist is a global volunteer organization that provides women and girls
with access to the education and training they need to achieve economic empowerment.
 
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Core Values:
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.
 
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Soroptimist -- Investing in Dreams
 

Contact us at: soroptimistsaratoga@gmail.com PO Box 1074, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866, USA

 

 
 
 

Latest News

Apr 14, 2022

Congratulations to Meara LeFevre and Sara Jade Maslak, this year's winners of the Young Women Making a Difference Award! Their hard work benefits the Moreau Community Center and Wellspring, respectively. They also make our community stronger as a whole. We admire and appreciate your leadership and look forward to your continued success!

Mar 23, 2022
Wellspring and Business for Good™ bring Stephanie Land, NY Times-bestselling author and inspiration for the popular Netflix series Maid, to Saratoga for a free community event on Thursday May 5th at 6 PM. For more information and to register, go to http://www.wellspringcares.org/maid/
(Wellspring is also offering a conversation series in the weeks leading up to the event. The link above has more info.)
Mar 03, 2022
Let us be one of the first to wish you a happy Women's History Month! We challenge you to get inspired by some of the many women who have changed our world for the better. What will you add?
Photo courtesy of Rio Salado College
Aug 25, 2021

Our theme this month is "World Outreach: A Global Voice for Women." We're proud and happy to be connected with so many Soroptimist sisters from around the world.

Aug 07, 2021

Kim Purdy, Ludlow Street garden owner and master gardener, guided This Old House host and landscape expert, Jenn Nawanda, through the three Ludlow Street gardens featured on the 2021 Secret Gardens Tour for several hours. This overview will be edited to a 5-to-6-minute segment and will be featured in one of 13 episodes centered around a renovation project here in Saratoga Springs. During the filming, Kim opens the segment with a quick introduction of Soroptimist International of Saratoga County and the Secret Gardens Tour. The segment will air in March or April of 2022. We will let you know when it airs, and we're thrilled that these homeowners who graciously opened up their gardens to all of us will get national attention.

Aug 01, 2021
We're a little late posting July's theme for the month, Business Success: Mentoring and Entrepreneurship.  Our July reason to join Soroptimist is Equity. Promoting fair-play and gender equality provides opportunities for every woman to thrive in the workplace. While we're at it, here are ten more ways to say Soroptimist:
 
Welcoming, Adept, Visionary, Compelling, Experienced, Clever, Trusting, Collaborative, Advocate, Courageous
 
 
Jun 23, 2021

Congratulations to SISC member Connie Sullivan, who has won the Spirit of Soroptimist Award, bestowed on her by Soroptimist International of the Americas, North Atlantic Region. One of the benefits of being part of an international organization is leveraging and celebrating the strengths of our members on a larger scale. We're so proud of Connie and so grateful for her wonderful service to Soroptimist of Saratoga County and the women and girls who we serve!

Jun 02, 2021
June has arrived, bringing with it our theme for the month, Women and Girls: The Joy of Achievement, and 10 more ways to say Soroptimist:
 
51. Understanding; 52. Accessible; 53. Exciting; 54. Passionate; 55. Committed;
56. Equality; 57. Zest; 58. Buoyant; 59. Talented; 60. Honest
 
Check back next month for more ways to say "Soroptimist."
May 20, 2021

As part of our Dream It Be It program, Soroptimist of Saratoga County is partnering with Saratoga County for the Women in Government Leadership Program, an opportunity for high school aged girls in Saratoga County to learn about county government, engage with the various departments, and build representation and participation. Applications are being accepted now through May 31, 2021, so if you know of high school aged girl who would be a good fit for this program, please encourage her to learn more and apply by clicking here.

May 18, 2021

The Spring Fever Golf Tournament, Monday May 24 at Saratoga National is almost here! There’s still time to buy tickets to join us for dinner at 6 pm or pick up dinner-to-go at 5 pm on May 24th. The last day to buy dinner tickets is May 20. Purchase your dinner tickets online by clicking here

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