About our Club
SOROPTIMIST INTERNATIONAL EDINBURGH
CELEBRATING OVER 90 YEARS OF SERVICE TO OUR COMMUNITY
Have a browse through our pages to see what we are doing. Don’t know about Soroptimism in Scotland’s beautiful capital city?—then find out more here.
So what exactly is Soroptimism?
Soroptimist International is the world’s largest women’s service organisation with Consultative Status at the United Nations. For a more detailed description of our organisation we would suggest you visit our main website at http://www.soroptimistinternational.org/
We start by working locally: the Edinburgh club was founded in 1927, is one of the oldest in Scotland giving many years of service, locally to our community – working with, amongst others, Cranston Street Women’s Hostel, Scottish Love in Action and Kids Love Clothes. We lobby on behalf of, and undertake local projects that benefit, women and girls.
We work regionally in cooperation with 12 other Soroptimist clubs across southern Scotland and nationally across the whole of Scotland with 20 other clubs. To find out more about Soroptimists in the south of Scotland click here http://soroptimist-gbi.org/scotland-south/
We also work within a United Kingdom framework on behalf of women and girls. The focus project work across the UK is raising awareness on Violence Against Women – for more information try http://www.soroptimist-ukpac.org/
We work internationally, supporting the lobbying and advocacy work at the United Nations on behalf of women and girls as well as fundraising for specific projects which support women and girls.
Why not come along and find out more or get involved?
SI Edinburgh meets on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month at 7.30. Our meeting is at the Scottish Youth Hostel at the corner of Annandale Rd and Leith Walk,opposite Elm Row. You can be sure of a warm welcome if you come along. (Please note that later this year the YHA is closing for refurbishment so we will be looking for new places to meet).
The Club is now back for its Autumn session and looking forward to an action packed few weeks, as well as interesting speakers. Have a look at our programme page.
If you are visiting our beautiful city then do contact us. We love to welcome other Soroptimists from around the globe. If you are interested in joining us for any of our meetings just contact us or come along – we would love to see you there.
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