Soroptimist International of Falkirk was founded on 3rd March 1945, a daughter club of SI Glasgow Central. There were eighteen founder members, and the last remaining two died in 1994. The initial meeting, attended by Glasgow and Edinburgh members, was held in the West Church Hall.
Subsequently, members met in the Regal Café where they had a meal costing 2/9d. a head, this to include gratuities and the speaker’s meal.
In 2021, our meetings have all been virtual but as soon as we can we hope to resume meetings at The Grange Manor Hotel where we will continue to conduct business meetings, speakers evenings and many evenings of fellowship and friendship over a meal.
The Club was chartered in May 1945 by Dr Mary Stevenson, the Federation President. The Founder President was Miss Harriet Cairns, a Maternity Home Matron. The President’s Badge – designed and made in the immediate post-war years, contained the badge of the old coat-of-arms of Falkirk and has since been modernised.
The first Club Function was held in October 1948, since when there has been an annual dinner or lunch with each new Club President in attendance.
Falkirk Club has given considerable service to the Federation, and provided no less than five Divisional Union Scotland South Presidents in the past (now Scotland South Region). This year, in 2015, our club celebrates the 70th anniversary year since its original Charter signing.
More information on Grange Manor
Thursday evenings, every two weeks between September and June (19 meetings a year on average)
7pm ~ 9.30pm
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