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Soroptimist International - Bolton

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

Welcome to SI Bolton

Welcome to the website of Soroptimist International of Bolton. Our Club was first chartered in 1938 and even in lockdown we can celebrate our 82 years of service to women and girls in Bolton and the world.

Ours is a worldwide organisation of women who work to advance the status of women at local, national and international level. We do this through local and national projects and by raising awareness of issues affecting women and girls around the world. 

This photograph shows Club Member Margaret with three of the girls we support for their education in Nepal.

Our meetings usually involve planning for our projects or finding ways to help women and girls world wide, but we have plenty of time for friendship and fun with members of other clubs at fund raising events, tea parties and visits.

For nearly two years our Club Diary has been empty – but regular emails and phone calls and Zoom sessions have kept the Club together, and games like Call my Bluff and a Balloon Debate were enjoyable to cheer our isolation during lockdown.

Now we are ready to start ‘proper meetings’ again, at our new venue the Mercure Hotel on the A6 at Blackrod (BL6 5RU). The date we have all been waiting for is Tuesday July 6th at 7.30 pm.

If you would like to attend any of our meetings please contact us via the “Contact” page or email President Glynis via glynishughes@hotmail.com

You will be made most welcome!

Recent Club News

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The Social Side of Soroptimism

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Inspirational Women

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Goodbye to two splendid Soroptimists

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