Club Diary 2018/19

The History of the Bilston Badge

The Bilston Club was formed in 1943 but owing to war restrictions no metal was available to make a badge. Two members gave silver soup ladles and spoons. The badge was created at the Bilston College of Art.   The Staffordshire Knot is to unite.  Bilston stood by its faith and industry portrayed by a man and woman holding a lamp.  Two martlets and swifts complete the design.


Meetings are held on the first Tuesday and the third Thursday in the month. Tuesday meetings at Swanmore Community Centre, Wolverhampton are devoted to Soroptimist business with a strong emphasis on Programme Action.  The other meeting is a Dinner meeting with a speaker held at Linden House, Tettenhall Road Wolverhampton, WV6 0DD starting at 7.30pm.


Club Charities 2018/19:

CRY Cardiac Risk in the Young

Whitehouse Hostel

Green Park School

Compton Hospice

Karma Nirvana



Women Water & Leadership


Friendship Links:

SI North Jamaica,

SI Brixham Devon


Soroptimist International Vision, Mission and Goals:


Soroptimist International is a vibrant, dynamic organisation for today’s professional and business women. We are 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 and peaceful communities worldwide.


Soroptimists inspire action and create opportunities to transform the lives of women and girls through a global network of members and international partnerships.


Soroptimists will ensure that women and girls:

  • Enjoy equity and equality
  • Live in safe and healthy environments
  • Have access to education
  • Have leadership and practical skills


 Club Programme

2018 – 2019





2018  Dinner Meetings


Thurs 19th April    Speaker: Pat Pritz, Child Sexual Exploitation.

Thurs. 17th May    Speaker: Angela Butler, CRY, Cardiac Risk in the Young.

Thurs. 21st June   Speaker: Trisha Gallardo, Panama.

Thurs.19th July    Speaker Karen Perry, Quilts for Dementia Sufferers.

Sun 30th Sept      75th Charter Luncheon Patshull Hotel Golf & Country Club, Pattingham

Thurs 18th Oct     Speaker TBA, The work of a Councillor in Bilston

Thurs 25th

Sat 27th Oct       SIGBI Federation Conference Liverpool.

Thurs 15th Nov.   Demonstration, Jackie Smith Nova Chocolates.

Thurs 20th Dec  Christmas Celebrations Carol singing Compton Hospice  Choir.




‘I am looking forward to being Club President in our 75th Charter year and hope all members will share the fun and fellowship in everything we do and try to make a difference to the lives of others less fortunate than ourselves in local, national and international situations and particularly on issues affecting women & children’.

President Gill.


2018  Business Meetings

Tues 3rd April      AGM Installation of new


Tues 1st May    Business Meeting

Tues 5th June   Business Meeting

Tues 3rd July    Business Meeting

No meeting in August

Tues 4th  Sept  Business Meeting

Tues 2nd Oct    Business Meeting

Tues. 6th Nov   Business Meeting

Tues. 4th Dec  Business Meeting