Thursday, 14 January 2021 15:22

Soroptimist International Of Saratoga County Kicks-Off Community Awareness Campaign

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Soroptimist International of Saratoga County (SISC), a chapter of Soroptimist International of the Americas (SIA), has commenced a ten-month community awareness campaign in celebration of the national club’s 100-year anniversary. 

Soroptimist means “best for women.” The global volunteer organization that provides women and girls with access to the education and training needed to achieve economic empowerment. In Saratoga, SISC has been active since 1979.

The 100-year anniversary theme, “Bright Past, Brilliant Future,” captures the respect for and memory of incredible women who had the foresight and courage to become Soroptimists and pursue the best for women, and those who carry on the tradition today. Drawing attention to the club’s impact, SISC will showcase its work locally and globally – with the intent of strengthening bonds with our community’s businesses, professionals, and those who can benefit from our programming. 

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, said in a prepared statement: “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.” For more information, go to:; Facebook: @SoroptimistofSaratogaCounty; Instagram: @SoroptimistSaratoga; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. 

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