Club news

‘Looking back…..’

The members of Ballymoney and District Soroptimists International welcomed Keith Beatty of Ballymoney Museum to their meeting on 19.04.2012.   Keith’s topic was Marathon Mac and other centenary stories.  This tied in with the Museums current exhibition commemorating the Olympic victory … Continued

Supper at Rose’s Cottage

For our summer outing Club members and friends met at Rose’s cottage on the outskirts of Kilrea. This is a little two roomed cottage which as been ‘restored’ to how it was when there was no electricity, running water or … Continued

Bag Pack in aid of Parkinson’s UK – Northern Ireland

            On the 19th February 2011 members of SI Ballymoney and District manned the checkouts in Tesco Ballymoney to raise funds for Parkinson’s UK – Northern Ireland. All were a bit apprehensive at first but … Continued

Table Quiz for Pakistan Relief Fund

On Thursday 21 October the ladies of Soroptimist International Ballymoney & District held a table quiz at Ballymoney Rugby Club in aid of Pakistan Relief Fund. There was a marvellous turnout of people who supported the club and the cause.  … Continued

The Outdoor Classroom

Soroptimist International Ballymoney and District meeting for September 2010 was attended by a large turnout of members and five new prospective members who were entertained by a talk from Maurice Todd entitled ‘Outdoor Classroom’. This showed that by taking schoolchildren … Continued

Activities March ’09 to ’10

President Cherril Blair had a busy year, particularly at the start, having agreed to step into the President’s role at the last moment.  Our annual dinner was held in the Ramada in Portrush and the summer outing saw a return … Continued

Food Versus Fuel

Dr John Gilliland OBE, Hon DSc, FRSA, FRAgs, address the Club on the issue of ‘Food versus Fuel’.  He gave a step by step account of where the world is at present regarding energy resources and energy consumption. He set … Continued

Educating the unwilling

Mr Joe Dwyer from the North Eastern Education and Library Board’s Educational Psychology Service address the Club on the 16th of January 2009. He explained how this service was organised to meet the needs f its ‘client group’, namely those … Continued

Christmas Party and Christmas Presents for Women’s Aid

Our annual Christmas party was held on 4th December 2008 in Ballymoney Rugby Club. Members were relieved that the heating was working on this occasion unlike our wine tasting event earlier in the year! It was noted however that one … Continued

Public Speaking Competition

The aim of this competition is to get young girls involved in analysis and debate about topical issues in society. It is hoped that this will make the girls more aware of the voice they have and give them some … Continued