Welcome to SI of Fort Lauderdale

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Welcome to the Soroptimist International of Greater Ft. Lauderdale website.

SOROPTIMIST is an international organization for business and professional women improving the lives of women and girls in local communities and throughout the world.  Pursuing the vision that women and girls have the resources to reach their full potential and “Live Their Dreams,” through programs leading to social and economic empowerment.

Over 95,000 Soroptimists in 20 countries and territories contribute time and financial support to community–based and international projects that benefit women and girls. The name, Soroptimist, means “best for women” and the organization strives and achieves working to help women to be their best. Soroptimist members are individuals who support the vision, mission and core values of SI of the America’s.

Members belong to local clubs, which determine the focus of volunteer work in their communities. Club projects range from participating in organization-wide programs including the Soroptimist Live Your Dream: Education and Training Awards for Women, Soroptimist Dream It, Be It, Career Support for Girls Program, sponsoring career role models, mentors and self-esteem workshops for teenage girls.  Soroptimist Club Grants for Women and Girls, Soroptimist Workplace Campaign to End Domestic Violence and contributing to the local Human Trafficking Coalitions.

Soroptimist International of Greater Ft. Lauderdale was founded on October 17, 1946.  The first major project was to assist the Salvation Army Red Kettle Drive in December and we continue our dedication ever since that first holiday season.  The club is committed to the Broward Human Trafficking Coalition to stop human and sex trafficking by sponsoring events and speakers to help keep our community informed.  On a lighter side we enjoy honoring our scholarship winners each year and our annual Valentine’s Day Party for the Pace Center for Girls.

Soroptimist International of the America’s (www.soroptimist.org) also sponsors Live Your Dream.org, an online community empowering offline volunteer action. The self-motivated network is made up of people who wish to support women and girls in their quest to lead better lives, while gaining inspiration in their own lives. Members of the free online community work on topics such as women’s economic empowerment, ending violence against women, human trafficking, and more. They also have access to inspirational articles, tips, and blogs that can help them live their own personal dreams.

For more information about our work here in Ft. Lauderdale and the Naples area and to visit our monthly meeting contact us at: connidesko@aol.com.