Club Programme of Events


Programme of events for the Club’s 61st Year 2017-2018 

The Soroptimist Club of St Albans and District holds Club Meetings on the 2nd Monday of most months at  Chiswell Green United Reformed Church Hall, Watford Road, St Albans, AL2 3HG. Doors open at 7.45pm for 8pm start, coffee break during the meeting and end at 10pm. Club Members also meet on the 4th Mondays of most months – either at the URC Church Hall (as above) – or out and about at other venues. Coffee mornings are usually a morning in the 1st week of the month from 10.30am to 12.30pm and are held in different members’ homes. In addition there are social and fundraising events. Details of the programme are included here.

If you would like to attend an event, be a speaker, or are considering membership, please click on “Contact Us” on this website, or email sistalbans@hotmail.com

2017

Wed 16 Aug a visit to Luton Hoo walled garden – more details to follow…

Sun 27 Aug – Summer garden party at Amanda’s in Lemsford 11am to 4pm to find out more please click on “Contact Us” on this website, or email sistalbans@hotmail.com

Mon 11 Sep – Club Meeting + Sophie Hicks will come back and tell us all about her girl guiding trip to Nepal – see the news item on the website from February www.sigbi.org/st-albans/2017/nepal/

Sat 16 Sep – Charity Bookstall St Albans Market to mark International Literacy Day – selling 2nd hand paperback novels. For more info please click to this page on the website: www.sigbi.org/st-albans-and-district/books/

Mon 25 Sep – “The Hidden Impact of Domestic Violence” – Club Speaker meeting – to find out more please click to this page on the website: www.sigbi.org/st-albans/vaw Visitors are very welcome please click on “Contact Us” on this website, or email sistalbans@hotmail.com

Fri 29 Sep – President’s Lunch – venue TBC

Thu 5 Oct – Abbey Theatre Charity Night 8pm in the Studio in aid of the Women’s Refuges in St Albans and Hertsmere and Welwyn Hatifield – the acclaimed play is “Juliet and her Romeo” by Sean O’Connor and Tom Morris. Charity night tickets must be bought from us so please click on “Contact Us” on this website, or email sistalbans@hotmail.com For more info please click to this page on the website: www.sigbi.org/st-albans-and-district/theatre/

Mon 9 Oct – Mental Health – “you can’t put a plaster on it” – an evening exploring this complex part of our well-being that affects most of us – marking World Mental Health Day 10 Oct

Sat 14 Oct – SI London Chilterns Annual General Meeting Lancaster Hall Hotel London 10am to 4pm  – £2 for refreshments, bring packed lunch  or buy something locally.

Mon 23 Oct – Club Meeting + Report back from Regional meeting + Conference Resolutions

Thu 26 to Sat 28 Oct – SIGBI Federation Conference in Cardiff www.sigbi.org/cardiff2017  Our conferences are truly inspirational – an opportunity to hear from great speakers, meet with close to 1500 Soroptimists from across the 27 countries of our Federation and generally charge up our Soroptimist batteries. Members and non-Members are all welcome!

Mon 13 Nov – Club Meeting + Bottle Sale in aid of Toilet Twinning to mark World Toilet Day + report back from Conference

Fri 24 Nov – SI Hertford Quiz Night – the St Albans Club usually puts a team of quizzers together so let Helen Byrne know if you want to exercise your synapses.

Mon 27 Nov – “Stalking” – Club Speaker meeting from the Violence Against Women Team  – to find out more please click on “Contact Us” on this website, or email sistalbans@hotmail.com

Mon Dec 4 – Carol Singing St Albans City Station – our annual fundraiser gets us all in the Christmas mood – we sing from 6pm to approx 7.30pm – all are welcome to join in or add to the content of our buckets! Afterwards we retire to a local hostelry (venue TBD).

2018

Mon 15 Jan – Club Meeting + TBD

Mon 29 Jan – New Members’ Evening 

Mon 12 Feb – Club Meeting + TBD

Mon 26 Feb – SISTA Social at Rose and Crown in Sandridge – come for a meal and/or a drink and a catch-up with Members

Sat 3 Mar – SI London Chilterns Regional Meeting and International Women’s Day celebration Lancaster Hall Hotel London 10am to 4pm  – £2 for refreshments, bring packed lunch  or buy something locally.

Mon 12 Mar – International Women’s Day event TBD

Sat 24 March – The Club’s Ever Popular Quiz Night at the Homewood Rd URC Church Hall St Albans.

Mon 26 Mar – Club Meeting + TBD

Mon 9 Apr – Club Meeting + TBD

Mon 23 Apr – AGM transept at St Mary’s Redbourn from 7pm.Hemel Hempstead Road Redbourn AL3 7DU https://stmarysredbourn.org/location-2/ – a review of the year just gone, a look forward to the year ahead – we will celebrate together with a light buffet and refreshments.

Sat 21 – Sun 29 Apr is Sustainable St Albans Week www.sustainablestalbans.org

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