Club News

Frances takes on role as president

At our AGM on April 4th 2019 we were very pleased to welcome Frances Rothwell as our new president.Frances made the following statement: As president I have put together a programme of events for the coming year. My theme is … Continued

Derby’s Mayor supports Toilet Twinning

Nine members of SI Derby visited the Mayor and Lady Mayoress at the Mayor’s Parlour to invite them to support our efforts to make Derby a Toilet Twinned City. We were very pleased that they agreed to our request. We … Continued

Help us raise funds through

We are currently raising funds for Toilet Twinning and for the Women’s Refuge in Derby. You can help us by registering with to make a donation to SI Derby every time you shop online. Over 3300 retailers are part … Continued

Our next meeting

Our next meeting will be on May 2nd 2019 at our usual venue, The Sleep Inn behind the King’s Highway pub. Our speaker Dr Ruth Larsen is the programme leader for History at the University of Derby and an expert … Continued

Eight SI Derby members attend the annual Conference

The Federation Conference was held in Liverpool this year and 8 SI Derby members attended. The Conference runs from Thursday evening to Saturday evening. There were 1200 members from around the world in Liverpool, who heard inspiring and informative speakers, including Terry … Continued

Derbyshire Women’s Refuge

in July 2018 we packed 18 Welcome Bags for the Refuge. 12 were for women and 6 for men, who also need support following domestic violence.  

Celia’s coffee morning for Meru

Celia’s coffee morning was held January 27th at her house in Derby. We raised £170 for the Meru Women’s Garden Project, through donations for coffee and cake and an exchange of scarves at £2 per time. Several friends and neighbours … Continued

SI Derby celebrates its 80th Charter anniversary

On October 6th 2017 79 members and guests were at the Hallmark Hotel in Derby to celebrate 80 years of Soroptimism in Derby. The dinner was attended by our Federation president, Ann Hodgson, the Mayor of Derby Cllr John Whitby and … Continued

SI Derby raises £1246 for Meru Women’s Garden Project

A NEW PROJECT FOR SOROPTIMISTS Every three years Soroptimists in our Federation, which includes 28 countries throughout the world, choose a project that we will all support through fundraising. Our latest project is to help women and girls in Kenya. … Continued