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Club Membership

Club Membership

  • Do you want to be part of an International Women’s Organisation?
  • Do you want to make a difference to the lives of women and girls everywhere?
  • Do you want to work with liked-minded women?

Yes? Then you’re in the right place

We are looking for new Members. Join us today and you will belong to a organisation of women working to improve the lives of women and girls locally, nationally and internationally.

We are Soroptimists.
Women inspiring action, transforming lives.
We are vibrant, dynamic and like-minded women,
Working on global to local projects that help improve the lives of women and girls. 

Start A New Club

Please see below the procedure for starting a new Club.

The forms referred to in the Guide are available as separate documents. There must be 8 founder Members before a Club can be chartered, and evidence of programme work being undertaken must be provided.

If there is interest in your area to set up another club, there is a team ready to assist you every step of the way.   It is recognised that the possibility of a new club can come about in many ways.  Every Region, National Association, Network and Country will be proactive in regularly reviewing their area for places, which could support a new club.


The following forms are referred to a various points in the How to Start a New Club guide.  When you require one, please download it here.  All forms are in Word format so that they can be amended:

Before Charter:

Regions/NAs/Networks can apply for an Organisational Development Grant from SIGBI. Any grant must be match-funded by the Region/NA/Network. Please see all the documentation below:

The petition form must be completed and signed by all founder Members of the new Club and sent to SIGBI HQ at least three months before the proposed Charter Date:


Charter Ceremony:

A Flexible Approach to Starting a New Club

Liz Batten, SI Salisbury, has written a report on a different method of starting a new Club, whereby the founder members join the mother Club to learn about being Soroptimists before the Club is chartered:

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