Welcome to the website of Soroptimist International (SI) Chester. Our club consists of a group of friendly, lively and energetic women from all walks of life and of all ages who work together using our various skills and talents to make a difference to the lives of others. We do this through awareness-raising, lobbying, practical help and fund-raising.
The first Chester club was formed in 1940 and ran for 60 years (see more about our history here.) Since 2012, the modern, enthusiastic group have been meeting regularly and are pleased to be chartered and an official club again.
We meet once a month at Rowton Hall, Chester and often meet socially, either for a dinner, fund raising event or just a convivial get-together to which friends and partners are also invited.
Beyond our own club, members value the global network of Soroptimist clubs giving opportunities to travel, meet like-minded women and share ideas across the world.
As a newly formed club, we have already worked in a variety of ways for worthwhile projects both locally (Chester Women’s Aid, striving families supported by CWAC Educational Welfare), nationally (Water Aid and the Purple Teardrop campaign) and overseas (B.I.G – improving maternal and infant care in the Gambia).
We work hard to improve the life of women and girls worldwide and we always manage to fuel our efforts with fun, food and friendship.
Do have a look at the rest of our site and if you are interested in what we do we would love to meet you.