We meet on the third Thursday of each month from September through June at The Milestone in Easton, Maryland. Contact a member, or email us if you would like to explore membership in a dynamic women’s service organization.
Our Club Leadership
Soroptimist International of Talbot County
Sharon Stagg – President
Deirdre Stokes – President Elect/Programs Chair
Maria D’Arcy – Treasurer
Brenda Hodgman – Secretary
Cari Corey – Membership Chair
Ellen Evans – Public Awareness Chair
Debbie Timms – Confence Delegate
Jakisha Downing – Conference Delegate
Kawana Webb – Dream It, Be It Career Workshop
Deb Keller – October Wine Tasting and Dinner
Cheryl Palumbo – Travel to Portugal and Longwood Gardens
Sharon Stagg – Jigsaw Jamboree
Cindy Whaley – March Wine Tasting and Dinner
Pat Steele – Spring Flower Sale
Beginning in 1922 with the establishment of the Washington, D.C. club, our region now encompasses D.C., Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia, comprising 30 clubs with over 800 members. From the beaches of the Atlantic to the mountains of the Shenandoahs, our region encompasses wonderful land in which to live and work and play. There is great diversity in the region from the hustle and bustle of the nation’s capital to the quiet villages of western Virginia.
Soroptimist is an international organization for business and professional women who work to improve the lives of women and girls, in local communities and throughout the world. Almost 95,000 Soroptimists in about 120 countries and territories contribute time and financial support to community–based and international projects that benefit women and girls. Headquartered in Philadelphia, PA, Soroptimist International of the Americas comprises 28 regions with more than 38,000 members in approximately 1,400 clubs in 19 countries and territories.
Soroptimist members belong to local clubs, which determine the focus of volunteer work to their communities. In addition, Soroptimists participate in organization-wide programs including the Soroptimist Women’s Opportunity Awards, Soroptimist Club Grants for Women and Girls, the Soroptimist Workplace Campaign to End Domestic Violence, the Soroptimist Ruby Award: For Women Helping Women, the Soroptimist Violet Richardson Award and Soroptimists STOP Trafficking. The Live Your Dream campaign encourages all women to live their dreams while helping others to do the same.
Headquartered in Cambridge, England, Soroptimist International is a worldwide service organization for women who are committed to a world where women and girls together achieve their individual and collective potential, realize aspirations, and have an equal voice in creating strong, peaceful communities worldwide.
Soroptimist International has consultative status with the United Nations’ Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), which oversees UN activities and policies promoting human rights. Representatives from Soroptimist International can request agenda items, submit written statements for circulation to all members of the council, make oral statements at meetings, and contribute to other UN gatherings and seminars. It is in this forum that Soroptimist representatives can advocate for the Soroptimist mission of advancing the status and human rights of women and girls. Soroptimist representatives are volunteers, and work in one of the four UN centers in New York City, Paris, Vienna or Geneva.