Welcome to our Club
From Presidents Paddy and Sallie
We are a group of women from different walks of life with a variety of interests who enjoy working together through fun, friendship and fellowship to make a difference to women and children locally, nationally and internationally. There’s more about us in Who we are
Locally we support St David’s Hospice Care, Women’s Aid, Tools for Self Reliance, collect and sell pre-loved jewellery for Alzheimer’s Society, make drain bags and comfort cushions for ladies who have had mastectomies. Knit Comfort Teddies which are kept by Social Services, Schools, in Police/Fire vehicles/ambulances and given out to small children involved in traumatic or upsetting circumstances. Give copies of ‘Women in Science’ to local primary schools. Internationally we support Plan (a global children’s Charity), Water Aid, Mary’s Meals, Empowering Girls in Nepal and much more to be found in What we do
We can also be found on Facebook under Soroptimist International Cwmbran and on Twitter.
Our business and speaker meetings are held on the second Monday of the month (with the exception of August and December) at Greenmeadow Golf and Country Club (just off the A4042 on Treherbert Road, Croesyceiliog) and we have other social and fundraising events throughout the year. These have now been suspended due to Coronavirus restrictions and replaced with Zoom virtual meetings
As well as our Zoom meetings we also have a virtual coffee morning on Zoom instead of our monthly coffee morning at the Parkway putting the money we would have spent towards our Charities.
We continue with our monthly newsletter.
16 days of activism against gender based violence 25 November – 10 December
Every year Soroptimists use the 16 days of activism against gender based violence which is an international campaign to challenge violence against women and runs every year from 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women , to 10 December, Human Rights Day.
Normally we would have had marches, events and demonstrations, wearing orange as well as social media items but this year we have just had daily powerful social media images with an appropriate message and at our Zoom coffee morning we all wore orange.
Zoom Club meeting Monday, 19 January, 2021. Speaker is
Chloe Masefield, from Natural Weigh in Crickhowell.
We are always pleased to have new members and if you want to know more, attend one of our virtual meetings or coffee morning or just have an informal chat over a cup of tea or coffee (depending on current restrictions) please click on the ‘Join Us’ button below.