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Club Events Programme

Programme of events for the Club’s 6th Year 2020-2021 

The regular physical Club Programme is currently suspended due to the Coronovirus pandemic. Scroll to the bottom of the page for information about our meetings in normal times.

We are holding regular Zoom meetings – details below. If you would like to attend an event, be a speaker, or are considering membership, please click on “Contact Us” on this website, or email soroptimistsinchester@gmail.com. Guests are always given a warm welcome so please come and meet us – we will send instructions so that you can join our virtual meetings online or by telephone.

Monday 20 July 2020, 3pm, Supporting CWA/ Social Event: Afternoon tea for club members for our first face-to-face event since lockdown, which will be held in one of our member’s garden. There is no fee for the event, just a request that you bring some basic toiletries for Chester Womens’ Aid – these can include, shampoo, shower gel, soap toothbrushes and toothpaste. Items must be new.  Please let Penny know if you would like to attend.

Thursday 23 July 2020, 7.15pm, Zoom Event: Club Officers’ meeting. Club members are welcome to attend. Please let Susan know if you would like to attend.

Monday 27 July 2020, 8.15pm, Zoom Event: SI Chester book club.

Our next book is Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens.  Set in the marshlands of North Carolina, the majority of this story takes place in the 1950’s and 60’s. The prologue begins in 1969 with the body of Chase Andrews being found in the marsh. The first paragraph of the prologue introduces surprising beauty; the marsh simply sings.

The central character is Kya, who we meet as a child, and the truth of her life is immediately apparent. As the novel moves backwards and forwards in time, Kya emerges as the Marsh Girl, and suspicion begins to hound her after the body is found. Author Delia Owens is a wildlife scientist who has worked in Africa and written non-fiction, this is her debut novel. Where the Crawdads Sing is truly touching, hauntingly beautiful, and opens a doorway to a different world.

Guests are very welcome to join in with our book club discussion. Please click on “Contact Us” on this website or email soroptimistsinchester@gmail.com to tell us you would like to attend.

Monday 10 August 2020, 7.00pm, Fundraising / Social Event: Pimms and nibbles for club members for a face-to-face get together, which will be held in one of our member’s garden. Please let Susan know if you would like to attend.

Monday 24 August 2020, 4.00pm, Zoom Event:  Speaker meeting: A Q&A WITH AYUSHI KUNDU. Soroptimist Ayushi Kundu, Coordinator for the SI President’s Appeal 2019-2021 ‘The Road to Equality’, will be speaking to club members from India. Soroptimists from other clubs are welcome to join us on Zoom. If you have any questions for Ayushi, please provide them in advance to soroptimistsinchester@gmail.com. Please click on “Contact Us” on this website or email soroptimistsinchester@gmail.com to tell us you would like to attend. (Note early meeting time of 4pm).

Thursday 27 August 2020, 7.15pm, Zoom Event: Club Officers’ meeting. Club members are welcome to attend. Please let Geraldine or Victoria know if you would like to attend.

Monday 14 September 2020, 7.15pm, Zoom Event: Club meeting for all members. Guests are very welcome to join in to see what we are about. Please click on “Contact Us” on this website or email soroptimistsinchester@gmail.com to tell us you would like to attend.

When not in Lockdown or social distancing: we meet at 7.30pm on the second Monday of each month at Mollington Banastre, CH1 6NN to plan, develop and review current projects

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