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Soroptimist International - Cwmbran and District

Soroptimist International of Cwmbran and District is part of a worldwide organisation of women, which is linked to the United Nations.

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 (see below)

We continue with our monthly newsletter.

Upcoming Events on Zoom

Monday 19th April 11am a coffee morning with our Friendship club Perth Australia.
Monday 26th April 7pm AGM
Monday 10th May 7pm Alison Pope from the Little Welsh Chocolate Company

Zoom Speaker Meetings

So far we’ve had the following speakers and events:

March

With a glass in hand and plenty of daffodils on show we celebrated St David’s Day with readings, poetry, singing and a quiz.

February 

A welcome back to John Sheen and his talk ‘4 Boys and a Pasty’ about his childhood in Port Talbot in the 1950’s.

January  Robin and Chloe from Natural Weigh at Crickhowell

November   Emma Saysell from St David’s

October   Julian Hayman on the new critical care hospital, Grange University Hospital at Llanfrechfa.

September   Anne O’Donahue on Track and Trace

 

Latest News

International Women’s Day – 8th March 2021

International Women’s Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. Significant activity is witnessed worldwide as groups come together to celebrate women’s achievements or rally for women’s equality.
Marked annually on March 8th, International Women’s Day (IWD) has occurred for well over a century is one of the most important days of the year to:
 celebrate women’s achievements
 raise awareness about women’s equality
 lobby for accelerated gender parity
fundraise for female-focused charities
The theme for International Women’s Day 2021 is ‘Choose To Challenge’. From challenge comes change
, so let’s all choose to challenge.

150 Comfort teddies delivered to the Grange University Hospital

by Sallie and Marian on 15 December who gave them to the chaplain.

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 December Zoom coffee morning we all wore orange.

 

Join Us

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.