Frequently Asked Questions


What does “Soroptimist” mean?

The name is made up from two Latin words and can be translated as “the best of sisters”

Who can join a Soroptimist Club?

Soroptimism is open to any woman with a social conscience who wants to help to educate, empower and enable women and girls to improve their lives

What does it cost?

SI Derby’s annual subscription is £80

How often do you meet?

We have regular meetings once a month, except August. The meetings start at 7pm and generally finish by 9.30.

Are there any other time commitments?

If you want to help run the club by joining a committee you may be asked to commit another evening every four to six weeks. You may also wish to help out at events.

Do you have any social occasions?

Yes, Soroptimists are well known for enjoying eating and drinking! Sometimes these occasions are also fundraising events

What other advantages does membership of SI Derby offer?

You can visit meetings of other Soroptimist clubs anywhere in the world
You can make use of Soroptimist House, a boutique hotel on the Bayswater Road in London