Calendar of Soroptimist Events
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March – July 2018
A Rally to celebrate International Women’s Day to highlight the inequalities that still exist. photographs will be taken to put out on social media to emphasize #pressforprogress
Ross Little from Ovarian Cancer Action will be coming to the Medway Soroptimist meeting on 8th March giving a talk to raise awareness. A donation and a raffle will raise funds for Ovarian Cancer Action.
A very exciting IWD event will start on 8th March with a Day of Action – BBC Radio Merseyside at 07.20am to discuss Soroptimist – women inspiring action, transforming lives on IWD then 11am Executive Meeting; !.15 Sanitary protection to Food Bank; “pm Present a cheque fro MIND to Mayor of St Helens and discuss our actions; 3pm Books to Women’s refuge. #PressforProgress# Then on March 10th all women and their families are invited to a big IWD Fair in St Helens Town Hall. Educate, Empower through Healthy Living; Poetry workshop;Women into bricklayer and other exciting roles; over 20 Craft stall all selling handmade goods and run by Local women. Workshops to try new Clubs – Tai Chi, badminton, Diving, Poetry. Demonstrations of health and make up. Tasters of massage, nail treatments etc. and so much more. we are taking over the whole Town Hall for the whole day for a spectacular International Women’s Day which of course wouldn’t be complete without our Petitions to sign and of course Membership stall!!
Study Day to raise awareness with Inspirational Speakers on Hate Crime, Stalking, Girls in Gangs & The Blue Butterfly Badge. Cost includes refreshments & Lunch.
Joint conference featuring International President Mariet Verhof-Cohen as keynote speaker, Maggie Lennon Director of Bridges programme for refugees and workshops in the afternoon.
To commemorate the centenary of the ending of World War 1 in 2018, we are proposing to involve 100s of people in a 8KM walk around the city of Chester. The walk will take in WW1 sites and walkers will be asked to answer quiz questions as they walk. We will be inviting people to come solo, with their families and their dogs, or with a team of friends or colleagues – a grand day out for everyone. As well as reminding us of the sacrifices made by Cheshire people who did not return.
Medway Towns Soroptimists are hosting a charity fashion show by Travelling Trends on Thursday 17th May 2018. Join us at 7pm at The Franklin Rooms, 65 Franklin Road, Gillingham. ME7 4DG.
Price £8 which includes a welcome drink. Proceeds towards Cancer Research in memory of Anthea Parnell.
In Recognition of United Nations ‘Public Service Day’ the Promotion of Soroptimist International & Raising the Profile of Women’s Organisations/Services available to Women.
Theme: ‘Connecting Communities’.
Awareness Advocacy and Action for Justice:
Prison Reform – Keynote Speaker, Baroness Vera Baird QC
Slavery/Trafficking – Keynote Speaker, Justice Teresa Doherty
Breakout sessions on both topics
Costs and more details to be found on our website soon.
Keep the date and join us to hear the results of our work in both programmatic areas