WHO WE ARE

The 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 worldwide to achieve their potential and have an equal voice in creating strong, peaceful communities. But we also put a strong emphasis on friendship and mutual support.

 

Our Club President for 2018-19 is Lucy McKeon; the President-Elect is Julie Healey-Hill, who’ll take over as President at the AGM in April 2019.

Julie Healey-Hill and Lucy McKeon

 

The Eastbourne Club members are all in one of 3 teams, each of which takes on the running of the Club’s activities for 4 months of the year.

Our twice-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.

 

Collecting for the Foodbank at Sainsburys

Collecting for the Eastbourne Foodbank at Sainsburys

 

Visiting the Houses of Parliament, May 2017

Visiting the Houses of Parliament, May 2017

 

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. At the moment, this mainly involves visits, but we have completed a knitting project in cooperation with our sister Club in Townsville, Australia, and have joined up with some of our other sister Clubs to raise money for 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.

 

We 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.

 

sigbi.org/eastbourne

 

 

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