June 2018 – Club Meeting Update – Study Trip to Meru Women’s Garden Project

Susannah De Sanvil from our sister club SI Ashford gave us a very entertaining walk-through her photos and tales from her study trip to the Meru Women’s Garden Project.   In April  Susannah with 24 Soroptimists from around the UK and … Continued

PROCESSIONS – June 2018

On 10th June 2018, PROCESSIONS were held in 4 cities across the UK, London, Cardiff, Belfast and Edinburgh.  Women and girls were invited to make banners and to join the PROCESSIONS to celebrate 100 years of some women getting the … Continued

Announcing Shepway’s Inspirational Woman of the Year 2018…

On May 12th, at an Afternoon Tea awards ceremony held at the Clifton Hotel in Folkestone, we announced the Shepway Inspirational Woman of the Year for 2018. Many of our nominees attended with their supporters and nominators, and all proceeds … Continued

May 2018 – Club Meeting Speaker: John Clayton from HI Kent

Our May meeting opened with the this quote from Helen Keller Our speaker was John Clayton from HI Kent, a locally based charity supporting the deaf and hard of hearing in Kent and East Sussex.  HI Kent, which stands for … Continued

AGM and Change of Insignia – April 2018

In April, we held our AGM, and celebrated our achievements of the last year with a meal at The Tavernetta. We were joined by two guests Caroline and Joanna who came to find out more about Soroptimists. President Jan handed … Continued

Shepway’s Inspirational Women of the Year Launch – March 2018

We were pleased to welcome our guests to our inaugural event to launch  Shepway’s Inspirational Woman of the Year 2018 on International Women’s Day (8th March). The event was kindly hosted at Holiday Extras in Newingreen where Soroptimist  Nicola Boston … Continued

Invitation to Launch of the Inspirational Woman of the Year 2018 – February 2018

To celebrate  International Women’s Day,  Soroptimist International Folkestone, we invite you join us at our launch event for Shepway’s Inspirational Woman of the Year 2018, at Holiday Extras Campus, The Wave, Newingreen, Hythe, Kent, CT21 4JF on Thursday 8th March from … Continued

Bunnings Sausage Sizzles – Fundraisers 2017

A regular “fun” fundraiser for us for 2017 was running the Sausage Sizzle at Bunnings, Park Farm, Folkestone, on selected Sundays which allowed us to fund raise to support The Beacon, Folkestone  to purchase equipment for their sensory garden, and … Continued

Christmas Flower Demonstration

Friday 1st December 2017, saw Ashford Soroptimist International member Jean Allen, who is a NAFAS demonstrator run a fundraising flower demonstration  at the Broomfield Hallm Broomfield Road, Cheriton. The event was well attended and raised funds towards our charities as … Continued

Marine Conservation Society Beach Survey – September 2017

September saw us organising the Marine Conservation Society Beach Survey at our registered location on Princes Parade.   We organised this and invited the Folkestone Brownies and Guides, as well as the local primary school to attend to help us survey … Continued