Now Accepting Applications
for our 2014-2016 Signature Project
Soroptimist International of Talbot County is accepting applications for its biennial Signature Project which will be supported for the period July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2016. We will share our time, talents and financial resources to help our Signature Project succeed and to enrich the greater Mid-Shore community.
In order to qualify for consideration, your charitable organization or project must specifically benefit women and/or girls living on the Mid-Shore. (A women/girl-focused project that is part of a larger organization is acceptable as long as SITC funds/services are earmarked for the stated project.)
Annual Flower Sale 2014 supports local projects
Just in time for Mother's Day, Talbot Soroptimists will once again provide beautiful potted geraniums in four colors and gorgeous hanging baskets including ivy geraniums, fuchsias, begonias, million bell petunias, lantana and bridal veil. This year’s top quality plants instantly add beauty to home landscapes all over the county.
The Annual Flower Sale is a fundraiser to help support the “Best for Women” projects of Soroptimist International of Talbot County, including their 2012-2014 Signature Project: Mid-Shore Pro Bono, their Women’s Opportunity Award and Violet Richardson Award.
2014 sales will begin in February and close out mid-April for pickup on May 9. You won't want to miss the opportunity to fill your garden with these beautiful and hardy flowers while supporting local programs that improve the lives of women and girls.
Soroptimist member Pat Stein is surrounded by some of the potted geraniums and hanging baskets.
Talbot Soroptimists’ celebrated 50 Years of Service honoring this year’s local recipients of our Soroptimist VIOLET RICHARDSON AWARD, WOMEN'S OPPORTUNITY AWARD and RUBY: MAKING A DIFFERENCE FOR WOMEN AWARD at the River House Pavilion at The Easton Club.
BACKGROUND: Soroptimist International of Talbot County first met on Wednesday, March 4, 1964 at Ayres Diner in Easton and acquired its charter in May of that year.
Locally, we fund and support the signature programs of Soroptimist International of the Americas including the Women's Opportunity Award and the Violet Richardson Award recognizing youth volunteers. Our members are very involved in many volunteer services throughout the county and the region.
Throughout the world, Talbot Soroptimists support human trafficking awareness and disaster relief programs. We also help support a clean water project and an elder care center with our sister club in Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine.
For the past 12 years, Talbot Soroptimists have supported locally-focused two-year Signature Projects, providing more than $90,000 in program funding to Mid-Shore Pro Bono, PageTurners - Girls Who Read to Achieve, Talbot County Children’s Advocacy Center, Talbot County Family Support Center, Critchlow-Adkins Children’s Centers, and Mid Shore Council on Family Violence.
As Soroptimists, we fully embrace our mission to improve the lives of women and girls through social and economic empowerment in local communities and throughout the world.
JIGSAW PUZZLE JAMBOREE - Saturday, Feb. 22
Put the Pieces Together and Win!
Put your team together now for our JIGSAW PUZZLE JAMBOREE, a fun opportunity for friends, co-workers and families to compete for trophies for the First, Second and Third Place teams and, of course, bragging rights! Each team will be challenged with the same 500 piece jigsaw puzzle. Following the competition, be our guest for lunch and trophy presentation.
WHEN: February 22, 2014 from 10am-2pm. Competition starts at 10:00am. Be there early!
WHERE: Talbot County Free Library, 100 W. Dover Street, Easton, Maryland
HOW: Teams with one to six persons.
$20 per person or $100 per team. All ages welcome.
Pre-registration by February 15, 2014 is required and space is limited to twenty five teams.
We encourage you to name your team to challenge Deb's Divas, The Jigsaw Jugglers, Wilken's Warriors and Bob's Blue Crabs. And don't worry, we'll help place those individuals who sign up and would like to be a part of a team.
Girls’ Night Out 2013
On Friday, October 25th, Soroptimist International of Talbot County held our Eighth Annual “Best For Women” Girls’ Night Out Dinner & Fashion Show at Milestone at 5:30 p.m. with BINGO, Fashion and shopping.
Guests were treated to a variety of buffet stations for dinner and then we moved right into several exciting Bingo games, fabulous silent auction baskets and, of course, our famous 50-50 Bead Raffle.
THANK YOU to everyone who participated! We couldn't do it without you!
Co Chairs: Elizabeth Devlin, Terri Hiner and Ruth Sullivan
Soroptimists celebrated 2012 Award Recipients
PHOTOS LEFT: Violet Richardson Award recipient, Rani Ewing with Charlene Copper-Pierce from Shore Health System Child Development Center. MIDDLE: Ashlie Elliott (right), the Women’s Opportunity Award Winner, accepted her award from President Dale Reddish (left) and spoke to the club about her goals. RIGHT: Keynote speaker, Mary Taylor-Acree , Soroptimist President Dale Reddish, Alpha Kappa Alpha President Willie Woods.