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We are a global volunteer organization working to improve the lives of women and girls through programs leading to social and economic empowerment.

Upcoming Soroptimist Events ~
Save the Date ~ Feb. 7, 2015 ~ Heart to Heart Charity Ball

Sept. 26, 2014
~ Foxwoods BINGO Fundraiser
Tickets are only $15.00 each for regular admission and can be purchased by contacting Lisa Rose at 860.455.9773. BINGO starts at 6:00 but arrive early for warm-ups and early bird extras. Doors open at 4:30pm. Get your friends together for a fun night out!


Oct. 1, 2014 - Wednesday - Membership Business Meeting, The Windham Club,
184 Club Road, Willimantic, CT. Regular dinner meetings begin promptly at 6:00pm with dinner being served promptly at 6:15pm. Business meeting to follow.
Please remember to bring your canned goods and non-perishable items for the soup kitchen. For information on attending our business meetings, please contact membership chair, Joan Merritt.

Oct. 4, 2014 - Northeastern Region Fall Workshop, Saturday 9:30am to 4:00pm
Farmington Library (Main Library), 6 Monteith Drive, Farmington, CT. Register at this Link..

Oct. 18-19, 2014 ~ Soroptimist of Willimantic has a team participating in the Relay for Life of Greater Windham ~ Soroptimist Striders! The American Cancer Society Relay For Life is a life-changing event that gives everyone in the community a chance to celebrate the lives of people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against the disease. Because cancer never sleeps, the relay is an overnight event for 24 hours. Anyone can participate in Relay For Life. Friends, families, neighbors, classmates ~ all are welcome. No matter who you are, there's a place for you at Relay. Thanks to Relay participants, we are creating a world with more birthdays where cancer can’t claim another year of anyone’s life. This year's Relay for Life is being held on Saturday, October 18, 2014 with opening ceremonies beginning at 11:00am. It will run for 24 hours ending on Sunday, October 19, 2014. The relay will be held at the ECSU Sports Complex located at 1 Mansfield City Road, Mansfield, CT.

Please consider joining our Relay Team and Sign Up Today! You can also easily make an online donation to support our team or even purchase a Luminaria at this link.

 


Congratulations to Dr. Bernice Szafarek on being elected Governor of the Northeastern Region 2014-2016. Dr. Szafarek is a member of our Willimantic Club.



Soroptimist International of Willimantic and
Honorary Co-Chairs Ernie Eldridge, Mayor of the Town of Windham and Wayne Norman, WILI Radio Personality would like to thank everyone who stepped forward to "Take A Stand Against Domestic Violence".
 


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!


From Cathy Standiford's Soroptimist Blog ~
The Impact of Personal Stories

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

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOF28tCodcY&feature=player_embedded
 








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