Helping women and girls since 1955

President’s Message

Welcome All to Soroptomist International of Staten Island.   Soroptomist International of Staten Island started 64 years to provide services to our Community and is a member of Soroptomist International of the Americas.  Soroptomist International consists of Soroptomists International of the Americas, Soroptomist International of Europe, Soroptomist International of Great Britain and Ireland and Soroptomist International of South West Pacific, is a global volunteer movement working together to improve the lives of woman and girls.  There are over 75,000 Soroptomists club members located in 122 countries who work at local, national and international levels to Educate, Empower and Enable opportunities for women and girls.

Each year we strive to help woman and girls through our programs such as Live Your Dream which gives a scholarship to a female head of household who is returning to school to get an undergraduate or technical degree that has faced obstacles in her life in order to improve their life and their families; Dream It Be It which is a mentoring program where we mentor high school teens as well as our community service awards which help to support local programs that help others.  In 2018 Soroptomists of Staten Island started one of the first mentoring programs at Port Richmond High School for teenage girls.  In the upcoming year we will be working with other organizations to help mentor women and girls.

The name Soroptomist means “best for woman” and that is what our organization strives to achieve.  Women helping other women achieve their best.  Please consider joining our organization to help further our mission.  I hope to see many new faces at our meetings in the upcoming year. 

On behalf of our Board I would like to thank all the members for their continued support throughout the year. 

Janet L. McFarland




Comprising of four districts from New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and parts of West Virginia we represent 43 clubs comprising of over 500 members.



Women at their best, working to help other women to be their best

Soroptimist was formed in 1921 in Oakland, California, at a time when women were not permitted to join service organizations. Our name, loosely translated from the Latin, means best for women. Today, we have about 160,000 members and supporters in 21 countries and territories. We are one of four federations that make up Soroptimist International, which has clubs in more than 120 countries throughout the world.


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