We are a global volunteer organization working to
improve the lives of women and girls through programs leading to
social and economic empowerment.
We are so excited about our
Dream It Be It
program for girls 9th to 12th grade.
For more information, please contact
Merritt, (860) 428-1230.
Save the Date! Our
fabulous Charity Ball will be held on Saturday, 3/3/18, at the
Willimantic Elks Club!
Upcoming Soroptimist Events ~ Nov. 24, 2017 - Friday, Members will be serving hot chocolate
Downtown Main Street Annual Tree Lighting.
The Tree lighting will take place at 5:30pm.
The Light parade will step off right after the tree lighting is
done. Parade route is Jillson Square down to the Town Hall. Santa
will be waiting in the town hall after the parade.
Dec. 6, 2017 - Wednesday,
Holiday Dinner Party and brief
meeting. 5:30pm to 8:00pm.
The Windham Club, 184 Club Road,
North Windham, CT. Enjoy a wonderful evening and a scrumptious
buffet dinner with members & friends. $35.00 per person. Please RSVP
Lisa, 860-455-9773, by 11/26.
Spouses & guests are welcome!
International of Willimantic
invites you to step forward and declare: “I
Take a Stand Against Domestic Violence!”
Make your tax deductible contribution by November 15, 2017.
Names of contributors will be listed in local newspapers on or near
November 25th, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence
Proceeds will be assist the Domestic Violence Shelter, the Sexual
Assault Crisis Center and Soroptimist Programs for Women.
We extend our heartfelt thanks and gratitude to all our
sponsors, guests, volunteers and members
who made our Heart to Heart Ball such a wonderful success!
Your support helps us to empower women and girls to live their
Our club is part of Soroptimist International of the
Northeastern Region which totals ten clubs and over
250 members in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New
Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont. World
wide, membership in Soroptimist International has
grown to nearly 100,000 women in about 120 countries and territories.
Our Name, Soroptimist, was coined from the Latin "soro" and
"optima" meaning the best for women. Soroptimists are truly women at
their best...professional and executive women of all ages, cultures
and ethnic groups who are known leaders in their fields.
We are making a difference in our local
community and in the world!
Dr. Bernice Szafarek, Past Governor of SIANER, and Joan Merritt,
Membership Chair of SIANER, recently sat down and talked with Marilyn Dayton,
host of a local community TV program, "From this Corner" about our international organization, SOROPTIMIST.
Host Marilyn Dayton says "Towards the end of the
show, you will find yourself wondering "what can I do?" This
organization provides ways to help improve the lives of women and
girls all over the world through programs leading to social and
March 13th, 2011 by Cathy Standiford, Past SIA President
Sometimes it takes a personal story to help people move from
disbelief and denial into action. At this weekend’s Women of the
World Conference, actress Ashley Judd shared a personal story
about her friend’s daughter. After an argument with her parents
at the Atlanta airport, the daughter was picked up by a pimp
within one hour, and ultimately disappeared for 5 days.
Fortunately she was found–but what happened during those five days
has changed her life forever.
This is the video of Judd sharing the story
and calling for action:
Ashley Judd: Children Are Not for Sex