Club News

Get the Clothes. Get the Confidence. Get the Job.

On the 12th June several club members made a visit to Stockport for a tour of Smartworks.  This is a charity with six UK offices that aims to help long term unemployed women to get a job.    Assistance may … Continued


SI Chester at Storyhouse Women 2019

Storyhouse Women Weekend is a celebration of what it means to be a women or a girl in the world today, and a chance to explore and discuss topics that affect anyone who identifies as a woman or a girl. … Continued


Chester Celebrate 4th Charter Anniversary with a Quiz

  Friends, family and fellow Soroptimists gathered together in Chester to celebrate the 4th anniversary for chartering the club. We held a successful quiz night at Westminster Park Community Centre with 20 tables competing for the main prize – a … Continued


Chester: Suffragette City

On Saturday, 15th December Chester: Suffragette City was held at the University to celebrate 100 years since women first voted in Chester.  It was an interesting day with speakers including Emma Rees, Director of Chester’s Institute of Gender Studies, as … Continued


Classrooms in the Clouds

Chester members are delighted that local charity, Classrooms in the Clouds, (CITC), has been successful in being granted funds from the Soroptimist International President’s Appeal – Educate to Lead: Nepal. One of our local schools, The Bishops’ Blue Coat School, has expressed … Continued


Our Stand in the Marketplace

WOW Festival visits Chester

  On the weekend of 20th/21st May the amazing WOW (Women of the World) Festival took place in the new Storyhouse Arts Complex in Chester. Members of SI Chester had a stand in the Marketplace and were able to talk … Continued


Writing Competition Prize Winner

Regional President, Denny Owen, challenged club members to write a poem or some prose on the subject of Domestic Violence.  The winners were announced at the President’s Day held on 8th April and we are pleased to publish this moving poem by Jane Pickering, … Continued


International Women’s Day 2017 # Be Bold for Change

This year members of SI Chester have celebrated International Women’s Day at a number of events in the City. On Saturday, 4th March, we had an information stand at an event in the Town Hall organised by Chester Women’s Aid. … Continued


Recycling Ring Pulls

After visiting the Philippines Community Fund stand at the recent Glasgow Conference members of SI Chester decided to support the fund by collecting ring pulls from drinks cans. As a means of income generation women have been shown how to make beautiful … Continued