Soroptimist is an international women's 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.
Our local club, SI Hutchinson, was chartered April 27, 1947 and meets regularly throughout the year.
Our vision is that women and girls have the resources to reach their full potential and live their dreams.
Our mission is to improve the lives of women and girls through programs leading to social and economic empowerment and to serve as a voice on issues of importance to women and girls.
In this photo, our charter members are posing for a club photo at the first Soroptimist International of Hutchinson banquet held on April 27, 1947. They certainly dressed up for the occasion!
Times have changed, but our mission is the same: to improve the lives of women and girls in the Hutchinson, Kansas area.
Soroptimist International of Hutchinson participates in programs on the local level, depending on the specific needs of our community.
Major club projects include the annual Hutchinson Women's Show and the Free Family Health Fair which are held simultaneously in adjoining buildings at the Kansas State Fairgrounds. Proceeds from local projects have funded cash awards to Reno County women who want to further their education and teenage girls who volunteer in our community.