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Soroptimist believes that the most effective way to empower women and girls is by providing them with access to education. Educated women and girls are more likely to realize their potential. 


Our Mission 

Our mission is to improve the lives of women and girls through programs leading to social and economic empowerment.


Our Story

In the fall on 1965, Alice Darling and a small group of women worked together to formulate plans for chartering a Soroptimist club in Willimantic. Alice Darling held two meetings with business and professional women to explain the objective of the Soroptimist clubs. After a few more months of meeting, our charter night was March 26, 1965, a memorable evening where our club was officially founded. 

Women Helping Women - The Story of Soroptimist. Interview


Our regular club meetings are held on the first Wednesday of each month September through June. In addition to our regular meetings, members work on several fundraising and service projects through the year. Members also volunteer to help with other organizations. 

We celebrate International Women's Day
on March 8th,
To know more about Soroptimist of Willimantic and International Women's day listen to an interview on WILI with Wayne Norman by clicking  
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