Soroptimist's strive to improve the lives of women and girls, in local communities and throughout the world.
The name, Soroptimist, means "best for women," and that's what the organization strives to achieve. Soroptimists are women at their best, working to help other women to be their best. As a volunteer organization of professional women we feel uniquely qualified to help women and girls live their dreams.
The Soroptomist Club statrted as a business women's group and has been active in Lexington since the 1970's. Original members, Margaret Wortman and Pauline Dodson continue to be involved in the organization. The orgainzation currently has more than 20 members.
The Lexington Soroptomist Club has projects that raise money to support scholarships to Lexington High School girls, as well as support civic projects like the local Fourth of July Fireworks show.
The projects of the Soroptomist Club usually run for a 10-year period.
- The first project was the Christmas Ornament Project where each year for 10 years a new ornament featuring a Lexington building on the National Registry of Historic Places was sold.
- The next project was the prestigious and memorable Olive Tea held at the home of Rob & Liz Waterman.
- The Soroptomists current project is the Radio Flyer Wagon project. Raffle tickets are sold during the holiday season to win a wagon filled with toys and books.
Proceeds from the projects are used to civic projects and well as scholarships. It is the goal of the organization to increase the number of scholarships given and have at least one be given to a non-traditional female student. Your donation to the Soroptomist Club of Lexington will help us reach our goals!