Saratoga Soroptimists celebrated the legacy of Ned Chapman and Sunnyside Gardens at their December 2019 meeting, with Ned's family represented by his daughter Heather. Ned was a champion of Soroptimist beliefs and was a stalwart supporter of the Secret Gardens Tour. The 2020 Secret Gardens Tour will be dedicated to his memory.
Congratulations Soroptimists of Saratoga for an amazing 2019, 25th Anniversary Secret Garden Tour! This annual fundraiser helps support programs for women and children throughout our local area and internationally. Thank you to our talented gardeners and dedicated SISC members who make this amazing tour an annual event in Saratoga Springs, NY! (photos courtesy of Brian Hoffman)
At the June 2019 SISC membership meeting, we inducted our new members for next year and gave out longevity pins.
The 2019 Soroptimists' Garden Party at Sunnyside Gardens took place on Friday May 10. The evening included a presentation by one of Sunnyside's master gardeners, flavorful wines and snacks, raffles and a wine pull, and music by Phil Drum. Sunnyside Gardens donated 10% of the evening's sales to SISC. The wonderful pictures in this gallery were taken by Brian Hoffman. Thank you to all who made this event so successful!   
At our May 2019 meeting, SISC inducted eight of our new members for 2019-2020.
SISC member Dr. Robin Solomon traveled to Butembe, Uganda to observe the results of her work on behalf of SISC’ s Global Initiative grant to help fund a birthing center and incinerator with The Giving Circle.
Karen Flewelling, founder of Drilling for Hope, a philanthropic organization that drills wells for fresh water in villages in Africa, was the guest speaker at the March SISC membership meeting.
At the March membership meeting, SISC member Janet Foster was inducted into the Laurel Society of Soroptimist International . Congratulations to all our club members pictured who provide ongoing financial support beyond dues to ensure SI programs have the funds needed to serve women and girls around the world.  
The annual Cabin Fever Luncheon took place on January 19, 2019 at Saratoga National Golf Club, with keynote speaker Catherine Thimmesh, an award-winning children’s author who writes with a perspective to empower young girls to be stronger women. In addition to the keynote address and luncheon, there was a silent auction and display of Ms. Thimmesh's books, which were available for purchase and signing by the author. These wonderful photos were taken by Brian E. Hoffman.
The annual SISC Holiday Meeting and Buffet Dinner took place at Longfellow's Restaurant on December 12, 2018. A good time and good food were had by all!