Welcome to our Club

Hello and welcome to our club: Soroptimist International of Chelmsford & District.

You can get in touch with us by email: sichelmsford@gmail.com

WHO EXACTLY ARE SOROPTIMISTS?

Stack of handsSoroptimist International is the world’s largest women’s service organisation with Consultative Status at the United Nations. For more information about this, visit our ‘Who We are’ page. The Chelmsford club was founded in 1951 and has given over 60 years of service to our community. We are a group of like-minded women, united by our passion for improving the lives of women and children locally, nationally and internationally.

We are a non-political and non-religious organisation.

Thursday Evening 13th June we are pleased to invite you to a Fundraising Indian meal

from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Chelmsford College, Princes Room, Princes Road, CM2 9DE*

Tickets are £12 for the meal, and only available in advance, all proceeds to AVI (drinks can be purchased separately on the night) the meal will be cooked by the students of Chelmsford College.

For tickets (only 30 available) email: sichelmsford@gmail.com  or call Sally on 01277 896 104

Action Village India* are a charity which supports six organisations in India who respond to the most pressing needs including women’s empowerment, women and children’s health, girl’s education, disability rights, economic development and access to land. In particular, the money raised will go towards their organic farming project that works with women to grow organic fruits and vegetables in their homesteads.

Not only does their health improve but they are also able to sell the surplus and earn an income. The women AVI works with are 90% women who live below the poverty line. This year a pilot project has started, which aims to create producer companies, the project aims to be sustainable by year three.

For more information about Action Village India http://www.actionvillageindia.org.uk/home

*Chelmsford collage, parking available on site and directions https://www.chelmsford.ac.uk/contact/travel-directions.asp

 

OUR CLUB

We are a very friendly group of women who meet on the third Thursday of the month  at 7.30pm in the Church Hall, St Mary and St Leonard Church, Chelmsford.

If you would like to learn more about our organisation – and maybe consider joining us –  come along to one of our meetings and meet everyone; Meeting dates. Do get in touch with us (see above) if you are interested; you would be assured of a very warm welcome.

 

WHAT THE CHELMSFORD CLUB DOES

We work locally – we lobby and undertake projects that benefit women and girls with organisations such as Chelmsford Women’s Aid (Safer Places). We work regionally – with nine other clubs in the London Anglia Region to support Neat Feet Happy Hands, raising funds for a remarkably simple method that gets rid of jiggers that burrow under the skin of nails on hands and feet. We work nationally – supporting the Purple Teardrop Campaign . We work internationally – fundraising for the Meru Women’s Garden Project, which will support some of the poorest women-led households in Kenya, and is entirely focussed on providing opportunities to women and girls who may never otherwise be given the chance to earn an income, and gives them status within their community.

If you would like more information on our club and work, get in touch by email sichelmsford@gmail.com . We’d love to hear from you!

 

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