Club News

Where our water comes from

On 15 February we hosted Ian Limb from Portsmouth Water who gave us an insight into how the rain that falls from the sky is treated and transported and is there whenever we turn on the tap. Locally every person … Continued

A helping hand for the homeless

This year the club are supporting Helping Hands Portsmouth, a voluntary organisation which supports the homeless in Portsmouth by providing hot food, hot drinks, warm clothes, sleeping bags and blankets as well as providing outreach work which has included supporting … Continued

Sad growth of the need for food banks

The club has supported the Basics Bank in Fareham for a number of years so were delighted to welcome Mr Phil Rutt of the bank, an independent charity operating in Gosport and Fareham, to talk about the organisation and the … Continued

A travel guide…

The club enjoyed a talk by Olein Webster, a fellow Soroptimist (from SI Surrey Hills), who is also a travel agent. She took us on a journey of contrasts when she travelled from Delhi to Simla in India on the … Continued

Planning homes with a heart

Guest speaker at the September meeting was Sarah Ward, from Fareham Borough Council, speaking about the plans for Welborne Garden Village. The idea is to make sure the development has character and is a community that people want to live … Continued

Discovering a hidden gem

Nine members were treated to a hidden gem when they set out to walk through Warsash Common on a mild but cloudy July evening. Led by Tracy Gardiner they learned about twelve native English trees, their botanical details, myths and … Continued

All about our international charity project

It has been said that women hold up half the sky – in Kenya they seem to hold up 99.9%, being the main providers for themselves and their families (including their men). This was the backdrop to Tracy Gardiner’s introduction … Continued

Courses galore at college cocktail evening

Half a dozen members enjoyed a six-course cocktail themed meal at Avenue 141, the silver service training restaurant at Fareham college that is staffed by students. Pictured left is chocolate marquise with a kir royal drizzle, one of the six … Continued

Celebrating women’s achievements

SI Gosport, Fareham and District celebrated International Women’s Day with a coffee morning. Local women’s organisations were invited to come and display information about their activities. Townswomen’s Guild, Inner Wheel, WRNS and Solent Stitchers were among those who took up … Continued

Harrowing truth about human trafficking

Julie Shanley and Sam Henderson of The Medaille Trust spoke to the club about the work of the Trust in supporting victims of human trafficking and modern slavery. The Trust provides safe, supported housing for victims and is also involved … Continued