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.

 

Lucy McKeon and Lynne Chiswick

Lucy McKeon and Lynne Chiswick

 

Our Club President for 2017-18 is Lynne Chiswick; the President-Elect is Lucy McKeon, who’ll take over as President at the AGM in April 2018.

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 Foodbank at Sainsburys

 

 

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

We also have a Book Club (meeting every 2 months) and a Coffee Club, which meets monthly at a local hotel. And we go on visits.

 

Visiting the Houses of Parliament, May 2017

Visiting the Houses of Parliament, May 2017

 

As part of a large international organisation, we have developed special links with sister Clubs in Australia, Austria, Canada, Denmark, France, Japan, Denmark and the UK. At the moment, this mainly involves visits, but we have recently 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 have recently celebrated our Club’s 60th Anniversary with a special weekend of events, welcoming members from our Link Clubs worldwide and from other 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.

 

www.sigbi.org/eastbourne

 

 

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