Our Mission

A commitment to enhance the lives of others by promoting friendships, providing community service and applying our skills, talents and resources toward the betterment of women and their families.


Soroptimist International focuses on education because educated women and girls are less vulnerable to sex traffickers, more likely to leave a domestic violence situation and not return, able to access healthcare, less likely to live in poverty and able to raise stronger, healthier families.

Women of Distinction

This is the premier event in Martin County used to recognize outstanding women in our community and raise funds for our programs throughout the year.

Due to the pandemic, we regret to announce the 2020 Women of Distinction Awards Dinner had to be cancelled.

Nominees received a “remembrance” to celebrate their nomination via U.S. Mail.

A big “Thank You” to everyone involved in this wonderful endeavor to recognize the outstanding women of Martin County.

We hope to do it again in the future….stay tuned

The 2020 winners, in each category of the Women of  Distinction, are as follows:

Linda L. Weiksnar

Business / Professional

Jamie Herd-Tesson

Civic / Professional

Dr. Marie Jureit-Beamish


Abbie Nauss

Rising Star

Our History

Soroptimist International of Stuart was chartered in the fall of 1954. It is an association of executive business and professional women.

Ready to Begin a New Life?

The Soroptimist Live Your Dream: Education & Training Awards for Women program has been helping women around the world since 1972. This program provides cash grants to women who are working to better their lives through additional schooling and skills training.

Applications will be taken between August, 2021 through November 15, 2021 for the 2022 year.

Do You Want to Apply for our Other Awards? Check out our Community Projects Page.


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Until further notice, meetings will be held on Zoom the 1st and 3rd Thursdays. Dates for other type meetings will be on our calendar.