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Soroptimist International - Barry and District

Soroptimist International of Barry and District is part of a worldwide organisation of women, which is linked to the United Nations.


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Soroptimist International Barry and District is part of a global volunteer movement with members working together to transform the lives of women and girls.   There are around 80,000 club members in 130 countries and territories around the world.  Soroptimists work at local, national and international level to create opportunities to educate, empower and enable  women and girls and to strive for equality for all.

Soroptimist Vision

Soroptimist International is committed to a world where women and girls together achieve their individual and collective potential ,realise aspirations and have an equal voice in creating strong, peaceful communities worldwide.

Soroptimist Values

  • Human rights for all
  • Global peace and international goodwill
  • Advancing women’s potential
  • Integrity and democratic decision making
  • Volunteering, diversity and friendship


Membership is open to all women to share the vision and values of Soroptimism who are also looking to meet like minded members for friendship and fellowship.

SI Barry and District

Our club was chartered in 1968 with 18 members.  The first Club President was Mrs Hilda Thomas.  Today, there are 48 members of the club mainly from Barry, Dinas Powys, Sully, Penarth and we welcome members from any area close enough for them to travel to our meetings.   Being a Soroptimist presents you with many opportunities to enjoy a wide variety of events while working hard to ensure that women and girls around the world achieve their true potential.

We hold Club meetings on the third Wednesday of every month (except August). We have dinner and often a speaker as well as the  business meeting.  We currently meet on Zoom and hope soon to return to The Seashore Grill & Cafe Bar in Sully.

For more information about Soroptimist International and Soroptimist International Great Britain and Ireland visit: