Club welcome page
Welcome to the Soroptimist club of Gosport, Fareham and District, covering the Meon Valley and A3 corridor out to our neighbours in Southampton, Winchester, Chichester and Waverley at Farnham. We are an active club, with 22 members from a variety of professional backgrounds, carrying out a range of activities in a balanced programme to mix the fun and serious aspects of being a Soroptimist. We hold social events such as a barbecue at a member’s home and days out, such as a trip to the Shard in London.
We have a business meeting once a month (usually the first Thursday) held at Lysses House Hotel. We hold a monthly speaker meeting with supper at Cams Hall Golf Club (usually third Thursday).
We have ongoing work for Programme Action, such as producing bookmarks for girl guides as well as local schools designed to combat violence against women, and supporting the local branch of Headway, the charity for brain-injured people, and also the local women’s refuges and holding a tea party for the local groups of Contact the Elderly. During 2015 we donated £250 to the Mary’s Meals charity and this was match-funded by the government. We also gave £250 to help alleviate the flooding in the north of England. In March 2017 we donated £500 to Headway. There’s more information about the range of projects we support on the Projects page.
We are currently supporting our international federation’s Meru Women’s Garden Project, launched on March 8 (International Women’s Day) to help women in a poor part of Kenya to improve their lives and their families’ prospects.