Soroptimist International of Lancaster is one of the clubs in the North West Region. Our members come from all walks of life. The club is a very active one, involved in an extensive range of interesting projects locally and internationally.
Our most popular committee is Programme Action which is engaged in a number of projects on a long term basis, e.g. providing support Life Education Centres for Lancashire, WaterAid, and creating and supplying story sacks to local primary schools. We campaign on issues relating particularly to women and girls.
We meet twice a month, on the second and fourth Thursdays at 7.30 p.m. in the Conference Room of Central Lancaster High School. In addition to our business meetings, we invite outside speakers covering a diverse range of topics and enjoy Social Events.
We also celebrate and support International Days, e.g. World Food Day, International Women’s Day and International Day of Peace. Food tends to loom large in many of these events!
President for 2016-2017
The new President for 2016-2017 is Mary Davis.
Mary worked at The Royal Albert Hospital for 15 years. She then trained as a mature student in Social Work working for Lancashire Social Service and St John’s Hospice until she retired. She is now a volunteer at The Olive Branch and is an active member of The Priory Church.
The President’s message is very simple:
S.I. Lancaster is a particularly friendly club to which we warmly welcome new members. Our emphasis is on friendship, and involvement in stimulating and worthwhile projects.