|I have been a Soroptimist for 22 years and during that time I have alternated between being President and Programme Action officer so it is a great pleasure and honour to be the President of S.I. Cirencester & District for the third time!
We are a service organisation and our project work, called Programme Action, has a number of headings, Advocacy, Economic Empowerment, Education, Environmental Sustainability, Food Security and Healthcare and Violence and Conflict Resolution. We work through Education, empowering and enabling women and girls to reach their full potential in these areas. I have taken, as my theme of the year, “Environmental Sustainability”. The impact of our lifestyles on the planet is a major concern for us all. Our carbon footprint, the use and disposal of plastics, issues related to the food we eat, food waste and water usage are issues the club will look at with a view to educating ourselves so we can make a difference to the lives of woman and girls everywhere.
Soroptimists are very fond of alteration, from “Educate, Empower and Enable” to “Friendship, Food and Fun” we aim to enjoy ourselves as well as helping others There are Soroptimist Clubs around the world:
There are Soroptimist Clubs around the UK : Soroptimist International of Great Britain & Ireland
There are Soroptimist Clubs around the South West Region: Soroptimist International of South West & Channel Islands