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Soroptimist International - Grange over Sands

Soroptimist International of Grange over Sands is part of a worldwide organisation of women, which is linked to the United Nations.

Club members at “From Trash to Treasure” event on Grange Promenade

Grange SI is a thriving club of just under 40 members. Many have been members for a long time showing their commitment to and support for Soroptimism, but recently the club has seen an exciting influx of new members. This is possibly because of the interesting and varied activities and projects that the club is involved in.

The club meets at 7.30 pm on the first Tuesday in the month in Cartmel Village Hall. These meetings are for the running of the club, where whole club activities and projects are planned. Additionally members meet in smaller Programme Action Groups; these are focused on one area of Soroptimism and enable more focused and in depth projects to be realised. You can find out more about this on the Club News section and under specific headings. The different groups are Health and Food security, Environment and Economic Empowerment , Violence and Conflict Resolution the latter shortened to EEVCR for obvious reasons.
There is also a good fun packed programme of social events when husbands, partners and friends sometimes join us; these are occasions when the message of Soroptimism to improve the lives of women and girls is realised in a more light hearted way.

Club meetings at Cartmel Village Hall are currently cancelled due to Covid but project work  and some socially distanced activities continue. See Diary dates for calendar of social events.

The club also has two Reading Groups, members read and meet to review an eclectic range of good literature, at the same time finding out more about each other. Use the site to find out more about these.

If you are interested in becoming a member please contact us through the website or ring our Membership Secretary Janice Carrick on  015395 58001 so that we can arrange for you to come to a meeting. We would welcome you warmlyCONTACT US

Our meetings are not open to members of the general public but please make contact to arrange a visit or get more information.

Do see our Club News and What WE DO  sections to get an idea of our activities.

Recent News

Lobbying for non-fatal strangulation amendment to the Domestic Abuse Bill

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Round walk on Hampsfell Oct 21st

8 members  of the walking group walked in 2 groups from Springbank Lane, to Hampsfell...

Circular walk from Bouth to Hay Bridge Oct 7

On Wednesday October 7th, 6 members of the walking group set off in groups of...

Walking group enjoys a round walk Cartmel to Howbarrow

On  16th  September 6 members of the walking group enjoyed a 7 mile walk in...

A Walk and fish and chips in Kendal

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Club Get Togethers in August

Members  were keen to see each other again and  enjoyed  meeting in groups of 6...

Soroptimists marking the Day of Memory July 14th for victims of Honour based killings

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What are Grange Soroptimists doing to support the Prison Reform Trust’s request for an amendment to the Domestic Abuse Bill?

Grange Soroptimists  support the Prison Reform Trust’s proposals to amend the Domestic Abuse Bill to...

Singing for Memory group meet on Zoom!

The Singing for Memory group met on Zoom for the first time since lockdown and...

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World Environment Day June 5th. What do Grange Soroptimists do for the Environment?

We are more reliant on nature’s interconnected web and delicate balance than ever. Life on...

What did the club Singing for Memory team do to support their attendees during Covid-19 and Mental Health Awareness Week?

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Barrow Women’s Centre which supports vulnerable women and their families are working hard to cope…

How did Janice’s Challenge 26.1 help Empowering Girls in Nepal?

For 6 days starting on Monday 27th April Club member Janice played 26 tunes on…