WHO WE ARE
Eastbourne Soroptimists are a friendly, lively group of women. Like our parent organisation Soroptimist International of Great Britain and Ireland (SIGBI), our aim is to help women and girls locally and worldwide to achieve their potential and have an equal voice in creating strong, peaceful communities. We aim to help transform the lives and status of women and girls through education, empowerment and enabling opportunities. We also put a strong emphasis on friendship and mutual support for our club members.
More information about the Soroptimists and our Club (3-fold leaflet): SI Eastbourne leaflet
Club President for 2019-20 is Julie Healey-Hill and she is shown above with Past President, Lucie McKeon. President-Elect is Lynne Chiswick, who will take over as President at the AGM in April 2020.
Our monthly meetings vary in character and may include some business, a speaker, or a service activity, but we also meet frequently on a more social basis, for outings and meals, often to raise money for one of the projects we support.
Eastbourne Club members are in one of 3 teams, each of which takes on the running of the Club’s activities for 4 months of the year.
Take a look at the Club Diary page to find out more about our meetings.
We also have a Book Club which meets every 2 months.
As part of a large international organisation, we have developed special links with sister Clubs in Australia, Austria, Canada, Denmark, France, Japan, Germany, Turkey and the UK and have supported international projects. We celebrated our Club’s 60th Anniversary in 2014 with a special weekend of events, welcoming members from our Link Clubs worldwide and from other Soroptimist Clubs in South-East England.
Club members on a recent visit to meet with Soroptimists from our link club SI Karsiyaka in Turkey
We very much welcome new members, so if you’d like to find out more about us, or would like to come along to one of our meetings, please click on the ‘Contact Us’ button in the frame to the left of each page or under the Club Menu.