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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.

Welcome to the Eastbourne Soroptimists

The Eastbourne and District Soroptimists are 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 also put a strong emphasis on friendship and mutual support for our Club members. 

We are one of 3000 Soroptimist clubs worldwide with 73,000 members committed to improving the lives of women and girls. 

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

At present, our Club meetings are held monthly on Zoom where we discuss club business, projects and other activities. We also often have speakers at our meetings.

When government guidelines allow, we also meet on a more social basis, for outings, meals and outdoor activities, often to raise money for one of the projects we support.  

We also have 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 meetings.

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 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 right-hand frame.