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.
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 + “Pizza Party” and future planning for the Club
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 – Hazel Duffel will report back on her trip to Cambodia – see www.sigbi.org/st-albans/2017/hazel/ We will have a Bottle Sale (bring a bottle of anything you don’t want that someone else might want to buy – soft drink, alcohol, bubble bath etc – plus money to buy bottles to re-home) in aid of Toilet Twinning to mark World Toilet Day. We will also be reporting back on the Cardiff Conference www.sigbi.org/cardiff2017
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 – “Cyber-Stalking” – 7.30pm at the Maltings Theatre St Albans – the event will also be broadcast live on Radio Verulam 92.6 FM – to find out more please click on “Contact Us” on this website, or email firstname.lastname@example.org This event is part of the the UN 16 Days of Activism Against Gender–Based Violence Campaign
Sat 2 Dec – SI London Chilterns Region Human Rights Day Meeting and celebration to be held at Great Denham Golf Club, Bedford 10am to 4pm. More details to follow…. These meetings are inspirational “mini” Soroptimist Conferences – anyone is welcome to attend
Mon 4 Dec – 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).
Mon 18-Sun 24 Dec St Saviours Christmas Tree Festival. We will be decorating a tree again at this “magical” event.
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 – save the date!
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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