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About Our Club

Our History

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.

Venue

The Grange Manor, Glensburgh Rd, Grangemouth FK3 8XJ

More information on Grange Manor

Dates

Thursday evenings, every two weeks between September and June (19 meetings a year on average)

Time 

7pm ~ 9.30pm

Soroptimist Vision

Soroptimist International is committed to a world where women and girls together achieve their individual and collective potential, realise aspirations and have an equal voice in creating strong and peaceful communities worldwide.

Soroptimist Mission

Soroptimists inspire action and create opportunities to transform the lives of women and girls through a global network of members and international partnerships.

Soroptimist Values

  • Human Rights for all
  • Global peace and international goodwill
  • Advancing women’s potential
  • Integrity and democratic decision making
  • Volunteering, diversity and friendship

Soroptimist Goals

  • Soroptimist International will improve the lives and status of women and girls through education, empowerment or enabling opportunities.
  • Soroptimist International will be a global voice for increasing access to education and leadership for women and girls.