About our Club

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The hardworking members of SI Perth Executive Committee met recently to plan the next few month’s activities to ensure we inspire action and transform
lives.

 SI Perth usually meet at 6:30 pm in the Royal George Hotel, Perth, on the 2nd Tuesday of every month from September to June.

The meetings include an interesting speaker, update on the good causes we work with, a small amount of business and time to chat.  Guests are welcome at all meetings.

The formalities of the evening are concluded by 9:00 pm when some of us retire to the lounge for coffee, tea or a glass of wine and a great deal of chatter.

Social events include Christmas party, Summer Outing are held locally.

This year our fundraising events have been, so far, 1 week of a pop-up Charity Shop which raised over £4400.

Please check out our President’s message and our Programme Action (What we do) pages to find out a whole lot more about this dynamic and active club, our activities and our contribution to our global society.

 

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President’s message

I am delighted to take on the role of President of Soroptimist International Perth for a 2nd year as SI Perth is a vibrant Club which relishes ‘making a difference’; has achieved much over its last 82 years and continues to do so!

As the Club demonstrated great TEAMWORK over the last year, the theme this year is again, Together Everyone Achieves More, i.e., TEAM.

Programme Action is the term we use for the work we do as Soroptimists locally, nationally & internationally and we work as a team, as Club members, with other Clubs and with non-Soroptimist organisations – all with the aim of making as big a difference for women & girls as possible!

Through working together, I have been privileged to get to know the members better, to feel the friendship and have the fun, all as we promise our new members and all members, long serving & new are part of SI Perth bringing a wealth of experience and breadth of knowledge, which enriches us all and enables us to achieve more, to ‘deliver’ more!  Every member takes their role as custodians of the Club very seriously, ensuring we are able to build on the solid platform of the last 80 plus years’ work.  And, as members of TEAM SI Perth, we share ideas, we share the workload, we work to our strengths, we care for each other and we care for others in the local and world-wide community.

As Club President in 2015/2016, I was delighted to choose a local project, the Tayside Carers Support Project, a small charity which supports unpaid carers of people with a mental illness and SI Perth donated over £6000 to help them with TCSP with their work.

This year, I have chosen to support the much loved and lauded Mary’s Meals charity as our focus.

Mary’s Meals sets up school feeding projects in some of the world’s poorest communities where poverty & hunger prevent children from gaining an education.  And currently, it costs just £12.20 to feed a child for a whole school year!

Taking on the role as President for a second year and being part of the great team that is TEAM SI Perth is an honour and a privilege!

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Perth Soroptimists at Summer Social