Calendar of Soroptimist Events

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

May 23 Mon
Pregnancy in Prison: #WhySoroptimist – St Albans @ Chiswell Green United Reformed Church Hall
8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Pregnancy in Prison: the harsh truth

A larger percentage of women are given custodial sentences in England and Wales for non-violent crimes than men.  What is life like if you are pregnant as well?

Donations towards the work of Birth Companions. Registered Charity No 1120934

This event is part of the May Soroptimist International Great Britain and Ireland “Ask me why I’m a Soroptimist” campaign.  #whysoroptimist – Soroptimists are not afraid to tackle difficult and unpopular issues.


Jun 5 Sun
World Environment Day
Jun 5 all-day
Jul 16 Sat
SIGBI Federation Anniversary
Jul 16 – Sunday all-day

2014 is the 80th Anniversary of SIGBI, one of the four Federations of Soroptimist International.

Sep 3 Sat
Leadership and Club Development Day – Reading @ Henley Business School
Sep 3 all-day

Soroptimists are invited to attend our Leadership and Club Development Day at Reading on 3 September.  Previous Leadership and Club Development Days have been so well received that we are offering another.  Do come along and get inspired!

Find out more and register using this link but you need to log into the Members’ area of the Website before you click the link:

Sep 8 Thu
International Literacy Day
Sep 8 all-day
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.