Welcome to SI Dunfermline
Dunfermline is in the Kingdom of Fife and is the Ancient Capital Town of Scotland. Home to many important and historic sites, including the burial place of King Robert the Bruce and the birthplace of Andrew Carnegie.
Who are we?
We are a friendly group of like-minded women who bring a wealth of knowledge and life experience to our club. Committed to improving the lives of women and girls across the world through our volunteering and project work. Soroptimists educate, empower and enable women and girls to achieve their potential. The club currently has around 30 members. Enquiries are always welcome from any woman interested in what we do
Where and When we Meet
The club usually meets on the 2nd and 4th Thursday each month at the Carnegie Conference Centre in Dunfermline. http://www.carnegieconferencecente.co.uk Due to the current restrictions because of the Coronavirus pandemic our meetings are being held virtually using ZOOM.
Celebrating 70 years
Soroptimists in Dunfermline are celebrating 70 years of service in 2020. Our club was chartered in 1950. It is a daughter club of SI Edinburgh and mother club to SI Kirkcaldy. Celebrations were planned for this year but are on hold at the moment.
The collage below shows some of our members.
What we are doing this year
This year we are supporting Fife Law Centre as our main charity. http://www.fifelawcentre.co.uk .We continue to support Women’s Aid, Segal House and Fife Rape and Sexual Assault Centre. Despite the current pandemic our work continues our serving the local community and making a difference to the lives of women and girls across the world.
Start up kits for Segal House to help homeless people when they are able to move into their new homes.
Blankets have been donated to Segal House and to Women’s Aid.
Members took part in the virtual kilt walk again this year and raised over £5,000 for Survivors of Human Trafficking in Scotland. The dog enjoyed the walk too.
Using our Facebook page we will be taking part in the 16 days of activism campaign. This is raising awareness of the Orange the World Campaign which highlights violence against women.
Plastic Free Dunfermline – We have signed the Pledge. http://www.plasticfreedunfermline.org.uk
Celebrating the centenary of Soroptimist International.
To celebrate 100 years of Soroptimist International a set of playing cards have been produced. These feature Soroptimists from across Scotland. The club are really pleased that 6 members of our club are featured in the pack. You can order a set by visiting the website for Scotland South http://www.sigbi.org/scotland-south
Part of the Scotland South Region
The club is one of 10 clubs within Scotland South Region of our Federation. We are delighted that past club president Tina Chapman is currently our Region President.