Welcome to SI Dunfermline
Who are we?
Soroptimists educate, empower and enable women and girls to achieve their potential.
We are 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.
The club is one of 8 clubs within Scotland South Region of our Federation.
Enquiries are welcome. Click on the link below to compete your contact details.
Where and When we Meet
September to June – Carnegie Conference Centre, Dunfermline – 7pm. http://www.carnegieconferencecente.co.uk/
2nd and 4th Thursday September to November.
January and February Zoom meetings
2nd and 4th Thursday March to June.
We have a varied and interesting programme of speakers and activities. Details are on the meetings schedule page of the website.
We usually have an Orange Cafe on or around the 25th of each month as part of the Orange the World Campaign to raise awareness of the issue of violence gender based violence. Details and location will be on our Facebook page.
What we are doing this year-2023
This year our theme is mental health and we will be looking for ways to educate ourselves and others on the mental health and wellbeing issues important to women and girls.
We will continue to support local charities and groups . Below are some examples of the support we provide.
Our support for the local foodbank in Dunfermline will continue with our monthly donation of items needed.
Below are the start up kits for Segal House to help homeless people when they are able to move into their new homes. Along with pictures of blankets that were donated to Segal House and Women’s Aid.
We also collect a variety of items for various causes. If you can help please contact us.
What we collect
Spectacles for recycling to send out to developing countries.
New and gently used bras and new pants for Smalls for All.
Members volunteer there opening parcels and sorting donations. The bras and pants are donated charities in the UK and to countries in Africa. http://www.smallsforall.org
We also support Survivors of Human trafficking in Scotland SOHTIS with donations of toiletries and make up for the victims of human trafficking.http://sohtis.org
Books are collected for Better World Books.http://www.betterworldbooks.com.
We also use ZIFFIT to recycle books and CDs to raise money for our projects.
Using our Facebook page we will be taking part in the 16 days of activism campaign (25th November – 10th December). This is raising awareness of the Orange the World Campaign which highlights violence against women.
We usually have an Orange Cafe on or around the 25th of each month as part of the Orange the World Campaign to raise awareness of this issue. We will post details on our Facebook page and you will find us brightly dressed in Orange at each event.
Plastic Free Dunfermline
Plastic Free Dunfermline – We have signed the Pledge. http://www.plasticfreedunfermline.org.uk
Members also take part in the litter picks organised by Plastic Free Dunfermline and are looking to expand out involvement in the coming year.
Over the summer break we will continue to meet informally and have our Orange Cafes on or around the 25th of each month.
We will be having a barbecue at the home of one of our members as a social event.