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100 years of Soroptimism in Bristol: SI Bristol Celebrate the planting an English Oak


On 5th October 2021, Soroptimist International of Bristol were delighted to celebrate the planting of an English Oak tree donated to our Club to commemorate our Centenary and part of The Queen’s Green Canopy for her platinum jubilee.  This was a delayed celebration due to the Covid pandemic.




An Oak tree was chosen specifically because of its long life representing the long life of Soroptimism and the support it offers to others.  The tree was planted at Muller Road Recreational Ground in Bristol through Bristol City Council’s tree planting program.

Our Club’s Centenary was in 2020, but due to the pandemic we were unable to meet as a group to see the tree and the commemorative plaque.


Club members present were President Sue, Past President Marion (in whose year the tree was planted), Ivete, Pauline, Lizzie, Yvonne, Liz and Lynda.  Despite being a very windy afternoon, the sun shone for us to mark this special occasion.



We hope this tree will bring much joy and contribute to cleaner air for many generations in the city.  Thank you to Ivete and Reg for donating this lovely tree.