Calendar of Soroptimist Events

See what Special Days and Soroptimist events are coming up.  To submit an event complete this simple online form

September – October 2016

Sep 10 Sat
Charity Bookstall for International Literacy Day – St Albans @ St Albans Market
Sep 10 all-day

Soroptimist charity Bookstall at St Albans Market on Saturday 10 September, selling paperback fiction to mark International Literacy Day in aid of the St Albans & Hertsmere Women’s Refuge.

Do you want to donate some books?  Help on the Day?  Or just come along and stock up on some reading material!


World Suicide Prevention Day
Sep 10 all-day

The International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP) and the World Health Organization (WHO) are co-sponsoring World Suicide Prevention Day on September 10th. The theme of this 11th anniversary event is “Stigma: A Major Barrier for Suicide Prevention.”

According to the WHO and the latest Burden of Disease Estimation, suicide is a major public health problem in high-income countries and is an emerging problem in low- and middle-income countries. Suicide is one of the leading causes of death in the world, especially among young people. Nearly one million people worldwide die by suicide each year. This corresponds to one death by suicide every 40 seconds. The number of lives lost each year through suicide exceeds the number of deaths due to homicide and war combined. These staggering figures do not include nonfatal suicide attempts which occur much more frequently than deaths by suicide.

See the attached information sheet and poster about SI Republic of Ireland’s work in this area.

Sep 16 Fri
Barn Dance – Canterbury (in aid of Meru Women’s Garden Project) @ Chartham Village Hall
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

SI Canterbury are holding a Barn Dance to raise funds for the Meru Women’s Garden Project – numbers are limited to 80.


Sep 17 Sat
Midland Arden Region Study Day @ Worcestershire County Cricket Club
Sep 17 all-day
Afternoon Tea for Meru Women’s Garden Project – Chester @ Saighton Village Hall
1:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Speaker on “Really Useful Plants”, followed by Afternoon Tea.

Stalls with plants, jams/chutneys, books and gardening tools.

Proceeds to Meru Women’s Garden Project.

Sep 21 Wed
International Day of Peace
Sep 21 all-day
The International Day of Peace (“Peace Day”) is observed around the world each year on 21 September. Established in 1981 by unanimous United Nations resolution 36/37, the General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to“commemorating and strengthening the ideals of peace both within and among all nations and peoples.” 
Peace Day provides a globally shared date for all humanity to commit to Peace above all differences and to contribute to building a Culture of Peace. This is a special day for Soroptimists around the world.  Use the hastag #peaceday for your messages of goodwill.
Sep 30 Fri
Mind, Body & Soul Charity Evening – Maidstone @ Maidstone Leisure Centre
6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

This event is organised by SI Gravesend and District to celebrate 20 years of specialist domestic abuse services.

Experience low cost taster sessions of alternative therapies and health & beauty treatments ranging from henna to spray tans and massages plus so much more.  Enjoy unique entertainment throughout the evening.

All funds raised will be spent within the refuge children’s services provided by Choices.

Please contact us for tickets or further information on 01322 280686.

Oct 1 Sat
Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Oct 1 – November 1, 2016 all-day
Oct 3 Mon
SI Club Friendship Day
Oct 3 all-day
Oct 5 Wed
Friendship Evening for Educate to Lead: Nepal – Knaresborough @ The Hub@St John's
7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

An evening to celebrate Soroptimist International and the Club’s Friendship Links throughout the world, followed by a Silent Auction to raise money for the International Presidents Appeal – Educate to Lead: Nepal.

Price includes a buffet supper.  Licensed bar available.