February 2017 We welcome our 6th new member this club year


Marie joined the club at our February business meeting, making that 6 new members this club year. Sandra & Shirley organised a fun evening at Porthpean Golf Club a beetle drive and Cornish Quiz. Kath hosted a soup lunch in … Continued

January 2017


Sheila Vanloo was our guest speaker at a January Speaker supper evening at Porthpean Golf Club. Sheila was instrumental in setting up  Radio St Austell Bay, is involved in the Arts locally and promotes events that bring the community together. … Continued

December – Donations to Women’s Refuge & Club Annual Lunch


Cheques for £800 were presented to representatives from 2 local Women’s Refuges at the December business meeting. Presidents Sue & Wendy hosted the Clubs Annual Luncheon at Lanhydrock Golf & Country Club, Lion Geoff Oswald proposed the toast to Soroptimist … Continued

November 2016 – Malta SIGBI Conference


The Soroptimist highlight of the month was 11 members of St Austell travelling to Malta to attend the Annual Conference. Five  husbands went too, to be amongst the 60 strong party from SW & CI Region to cheer on our … Continued

October 2016


The month began with members planting a tree in memory of much loved past member Shirley Rosevear in the grounds of Little Harbour the Children’s Hospice. Shirley and Howard donated the land for the building. October is Breast Cancer Awareness … Continued

September 2016 – Busy busy month


At our business meeting we made a bursary presentation to Sarah Thompson, we heard from Vanessa Burton who has taught in Meru Tanzania where our SIGBI project is based and inducted new member Annette Miller. We worked with the Lions … Continued

August 2016


Representatives from Carefree an Independent Voluntary organisation in Cornwall assisting young people between the ages of 16-25 leaving care, were the speakers at our August Meeting. Kay & Wendy presented the membership growth plans that they had devised for our … Continued

July 2016 new member Frances and new Friendship Link


Members supported Plymouth Soroptimists Gala Dinner at the start of the month. At our business meeting we welcomed Frances Fermin as a new member. We held a candle lighting ceremony to mark our latest Friendship Link with SI Barossa Valley … Continued