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Soroptimist International - Chester

Soroptimist International of Chester is part of a worldwide organisation of women, which is linked to the United Nations.

Are you looking for a local women’s club with international influence? Find out about SI Chester here

Do you want to create a better world for women and girls? Yes? Then joining your nearest Soroptimist club could be for you!

Members of Chester Soroptimists are “Women inspiring action, transforming lives”. We educate, empower and enable half a million women and girls around the world.

80,000 Soroptimists Worldwide

There are nearly 80,000 Soroptimists worldwide, the majority of whom belong to their local Club, where they can make friends with like-minded women, have fun and work on projects that help improve the lives of women and girls locally, nationally and internationally.

Soroptimist International Great Britain and Ireland (SIGBI) also offers Associate Membership, for busy women who believe in what we do but do not have the time to get involved in Club activities.

Soroptimist International (SI) and SIGBI both have consultative status at the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) at the United Nations (UN), which gives us a voice on important discussion papers.

Join Us and help us to Make That Difference to Women and Girls worldwide.

Why join Soroptimist International – Chester?

Some of our members tell us why they joined SI Chester:
” I was looking for something that served the local community, but also had an international aspect. I had not heard about Soroptimists before seeing an advert in the paper and upon further research it seemed SI Chester would fit what I was looking for.”

“An added bonus has been that I am constantly learning about new subjects and issues I had little knowledge about. This makes me feel like I am keeping up with the world and means I can bring fresh conversations to other areas of my life.”

“Through becoming a member not only have I made friends with likeminded women, I have also been actively involved in some really exciting projects and fundraising ideas. Also, SI Chester is connected with so many other groups locally that through my involvement, I now really feel part of the wider-Chester community.”

“I saw joining SI Chester as an opportunity to inform and educate myself about the challenges facing women and girls in today’s world. It has enabled me to focus my energy on improving their life chances whether in small practical ways or by campaigning for systemic change.”

In Chester

We usually meet at 7.30pm on the second Monday of each month at Mollington Banastre, CH1 6NN to plan, develop and review current projects During current lockdown / social distancing, we are meeting virtually at least once a week.

Project work includes elements of:

  • awareness raising
  • lobbying
  • practical help
  • fundraising

Some members also enjoy the social aspect of being a member, while others value the global network of Soroptimist clubs.

For more information about SI Chester, see the club menu / sidebar, contact us on soroptimistsinchester@gmail.com or complete the contact form.

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COVID-19 Update

No one could have foreseen the total devastation caused by this invisible, ruthless and global disease. It has caused unfathomable despair to families, the vulnerable, the NHS, care workers and other key workers. But it has not shut down our Club, our friendships and our resolve. We will continue to meet, albeit online, and we will continue to empower, enable and educate women and girls to the best of our abilities during these difficult times.

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