Calendar of Soroptimist Events

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

July 2018 – February 2019

Jul 7 Sat
UKPAC meeting and Study Day @ Europa Hotel
Jul 7 all-day

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

Jul 18 Wed
Estate Administration Made Easy, Worcester & District @ Worcester Golf Club
6:30 pm

The talk will be proceeded by super, to be enjoyed in the company of the members of our club. At an all inclusive price.

There is a subsidised bar and the event is set in the stunning grounds of Worcester Golf and County Club,

Booking is essential to ensure your place.

Sep 21 Fri
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.
Oct 11 Thu
International Day of the Girl Child
Oct 11 all-day
Oct 14 Sun
SI Cardigan & District 65th Charter Charity Lunch @ Cliff Hotel
12:30 pm

Celebration of 65th club charter.

Oct 20 Sat
Eliminating Modern Day Slavery @ Leicestershire Police Head Quaters
9:30 am

The event is to launch the Anti Slavery and Trafficking Coordinator role for Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland and explain the aims and objectives of the role. Also to provide training and education to agencies, charities and NGOs on how to highlight concerns, coordinate activity and manage impacted individuals.

Oct 25 Thu
SIGBI Conference 2018 – Liverpool ACC 25-27 October 2018 @ Liverpool Arena and Convention Centre
Oct 25 – Saturday all-day

SIGBI’s Annual Conference takes place this year in Liverpool.  There is a fantastic programme of speakers and entertainment.  See the Liverpool 2018 Conference website for full details – https://sigbi.org/liverpool2018/

Nov 10 Sat
UKPAC Meeting @ Ramada Hotel, Solihull
Nov 10 all-day

Meeting of the UKPAC Committee.

Jan 15 Tue
Modern Slavery: Eradication is our Duty – SIEL @ Woodford Memorial Hall
7:15 pm

In this special evening, Kevin Hyland, UK first Independent Anti Slavery Commissioner, talks about modern slavery and why its our duty to end it.

Following 30 years in policing, including leading London’s Metropolitan Police Human Trafficking Unit, in 2014 Kevin Hyland OBE was appointed as the UK’s first Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner by Rt. Hon. Theresa May MP, serving with distinction, before stepping down in August 2018.

Mr Hyland was instrumental in the establishment of the Santa Marta Group, a high-level strategic partnership between international law enforcement agencies, the Catholic Church and civil society, which was launched by Pope Francis at the Vatican in April 2014 of which he remains as the Senior Special Advisor.

He leads a number of international anti trafficking projects, including Chairing the Responsible Recruitment Group of the Institute of Human Rights and Business, Chairing the Island of Ireland Human Trafficking Project and recently was elected as Ireland’s Representative of the Council of Europe GRETA (trafficking experts) team.

The event is free, but a collection will be taken with monies given to organisations working against slavery and supporting victims in London.

For further information contact eastlondonsoroptimists@hotmail.co.uk

Feb 24 Sun
SI Dunfermline and Carnegie Rotary – Swimarathon @ Carnegie Leisure Centre
5:30 pm

Swimarathon – supporting Dunfermline Carnegie Rotary with their END POLIO NOW campaign. We have submitted one team to swim for 30 minutes and make as much money in sponsorship as possible. 50% goes to END POLIO NOW with the other 50% for our disbursement fund. We’d welcome sponsorship and some loud encouragement too.
Go ‘ Synchronised Soroptimists’!