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Immediate Past President Margaret visits Chester

Members were delighted to welcome SIGBI Immediate Past President, Margaret Emsley, to join them for dinner on the 26th June.  Margaret gave an interesting, and often amusing, talk about her year in office as President of the Federation.  During her … Continued

Orange the World Campaign

At their November meeting members wore orange to unite with other members throughout the Region and to mark the Orange the World Campaign to End Violence against Women and Girls. The 25th of November is the Day for the Elimination … Continued

Members Enjoy a Croquet Evening

  This year we planned our third annual croquet event for an evening in June so that we would benefit from the longer evening but instead we were blighted by a forecast of torrential rain! Undaunted we re-scheduled for Wednesday … Continued

Members Visit the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod

Once again members spent some time in the Soroptimist Information and Friendship Tent at the International Eisteddfod in July.       We met with visiting Soroptimists from all over the world and enjoyed explaining to other visitors what our organisation is all … Continued

Members Celebrate Membership Month

On the 14th May Club members joined members of other Clubs in the Region in Chester’s Grosvenor Precinct to celebrate Soroptimist Membership Month.   We were joined by the Mayor of Chester, Councillor Hugo Deynam who visited our Information Stand.  Several shoppers … Continued

International Women’s Day Events in Chester

Chester Soroptimists were invited to have a stand in the Town Hall on Saturday, 5th March.  This event was organised by Chester Women’s Aid and was an opportunity to showcase some of the work done by Soroptimists from throughout the … Continued

Our First Anniversary Celebration

 On Friday, 19th February 2016, we celebrated the first anniversary of the Chartering of SI Chester with a Quiz and Hotpot Supper held at Boughton Cricket Club.  Over 100 members and their friends attended and altogether over £500.00 was raised … Continued

Our Latest Fundraiser

On the weekend before Christmas members spent four hours each day packing bags for shoppers at the Caldy Valley B&M Store.  The public gave generously and altogether over £400 was raised for our Club charities.

Soroptimists Support Women’s Aid

On Sunday, 22nd November, members of SI Chester joined Women’s Aid in the City Centre to mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.  With the help of the Dee Signing Choir and support from the Lord … Continued

Members attend their First Federation Conference

  Six members have just returned, full of renewed enthusiasm, after attending the 81st SIGBI Federation Conference in Glasgow. They experienced: The moving opening ceremony, with President Victoria accompanying the UK flag Heard inspirational speakers, including HRH The Princess Royal … Continued