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Soroptimist International - Eastbourne and District

Soroptimist International Eastbourne and District is part of a worldwide organisation of women, linked to the United Nations.

Eastbourne Pier

Welcome to the Eastbourne Soroptimists

We’re a friendly, active group of women from a variety of professions and backgrounds who meet up to combine friendship with projects, fund-raising and lobbying activities aimed at improving the lives of women and girls.

Like our parent organisation Soroptimist International 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 are one of 3000 Soroptimist clubs worldwide with 72,000 members committed to improving the lives of women and girls, and we’re part of the grouping of Soroptimist Clubs in South East England.

Membership of our club gives an opportunity to:

  • Take part in local, national and international projects and fundraising to support women and girls
  • Enjoy service, friendship and fun with like-minded women
  • Lobby, influence and make a difference for women at home and abroad
  • Attend international and national conferences, meeting women from different countries and cultures
  • Access Soroptimist magazines, websites and databases

We meet in a seafront hotel twice a month on Monday evenings, usually alternating listening to a speaker with discussing Club business, projects and other activities. 

We put a strong emphasis on friendship and mutual support for our Club members, also meeting on a more social basis, for outings, meals and outdoor activities, often to raise money for one of the projects we support.  

In addition there is a Book Club, a Writers’ Group, an Art Group and a Craft Group.

Take a look at the Club Diary page to find out more about our activities.

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’re delighted to 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 right-hand column.