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Project Reporting Database (for Members)

Please ensure that you report all your Projects on the SIGBI online Programme Database, which you can find in the Members’ area of this website.  You will need to login to the Members’ area, using your surname and Membership Number.  The User Guide below will tell you how to input your reports.  Your reports will help SIGBI to maintain our Special Consultative Status at the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).

What does Soroptimist mean?

The name Soroptimist was coined from the Latin soror meaning sister, and optima meaning best.

Soroptimist is perhaps best interpreted as ‘the best for women’. From the founding of the first Soroptimist club in Oakland, California, in 1921, through to the present day where over 3000 Clubs are flourishing throughout the world, Soroptimists have continued to strive to achieve ‘the best for women’ in every sphere of their lives.

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