Club News

A Christmas Fundraiser!

During the weekend of the 15th & 16th December members spent their time gift wrapping books in the City branch of Waterstone’s Book Shop.  Customers were able to have their books beautifully wrapped whilst making a donation to one of … 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


It’s Not Good Enough!

This year marks the 70th Anniversary since the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was signed.We have just come to the end of the 16 Days of Activism Campaign against Gender based Violence against Women, which is from 25th November (International … Continued


84th Federation Conference – Liverpool

Several Chester members attended the recent Federation Conference held in Liverpool from 25th – 27th October. After the usual Flag Ceremony on Thursday evening, followed by entertainment from the Brothers of Swing (which had many of us up on our … Continued


From Hard Sell to Hard Cell

On 24th September, President Carole and members of SI Chester invited friends and members of other clubs in the Region to join us for dinner at the Mollington Banastre Hotel. The Guest Speaker was Emma Rees, Professor of Literature and … Continued


A Visit to the Pankhurst Centre

Club Summer Outing to Manchester On Sunday, 24th June, President Carole, along with Anne and Geraldine, visited the Pankhurst Centre in Manchester.  The Centre is situated in the house in which Emmeline and her family lived from 1898 – 1907. … Continued


Nepalese Teachers Visit Chester School

A Visit from Classrooms in the Clouds:  Nepal Four teachers, sponsored by Classrooms in the Clouds: Nepal, and the Chairman, Sherpa Dawa, visited the UK in June for two weeks.  SI Chester enthusiastically support this charity and, last year, assisted … Continued


Meru Project Study Tour

On Monday, 4th June, SI Chester members and their guests enjoyed a complimentary glass of Bucks Fizz, followed by a delightful Buffet Meal at their new meetings venue, The Mollington Banastre Hotel. This was followed by an interesting presentation from … Continued


President Carole 2018 – 2019

At our AGM and Club Change of Insignia Meeting in April, Carole Rivers was installed as the new Club President for 2018 – 19. Here is an extract from Carole’s inaugural speech: When I first joined SI Chester I never … Continued


Storyhouse Women’s Weekend

Club members participated in the recent Chester Storyhouse Women’s Weekend by giving a presentation on Modern Day Slavery and Trafficking.  We were delighted to welcome an interested audience, who asked a number of pertinent questions.  We hope that they will … Continued