Welcome to our Website


Hello and welcome to the website of our club, Soroptimist International of Burnley.

Who exactly are the Soroptimists?

Soroptimist International is the world’s largest women’s service organisation with Consultative status at the United nations. For more information visit our “Who are we?” page.

Soroptimist International of Burnley was founded in 1943 and has given nearly 75 years of service to our community and beyond. We are a group of like-minded women, united by their passion for improving the lives of women and children locally, nationally and internationally.

Our Club


members of SI Burnley at a recent meeting

We  meet at the Belvedere and Caldervale Rugby Club on Holden Road in Burnley on the first and third Tuesday of every month.

On the first Tuesday we usually have a guest speaker and guests or prospective new members are more than welcome.  The third Tuesday of the month is the main business meeting for the club though we sometimes also have speakers.  We also have a busy programme of fund-raisers; social events; conferences/meetings and programme action initiatives – see other areas of this site.

If you would like to learn more about our organisation – and may be interested in joining us- why not come along and meet everyone, you would be made very welcome.

Friendship Links with other Clubs

We have friendship links in the UK with SI Bath and  SI Oxford.

We have links with SI Alhambra/San Gabriel/San Marino in California USA


with SI Copenhagen, Denmark http://www.soroptimist-danmark.dk/;

with SI Berlin, Germany http://www.clubberlin.soroptimist.de/

and with SI Burnie in Tasmania http://www.siswp.org/Burnie-Inc/.

Please see the the Club News on this site for recent events; the Diary section for specific  information about our guest speakers and for  our Programme Action work.