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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.

We have general social get togethers open to members and those interested in coming along to meet Soroptimists and find out what we do. The next events are:

Date Area Venue
Tuesday 21 May – 10.30am Kendal Two Sisters, Plumgarths
Thursday 20 June – 6.00pm Grange The Grange Hotel – to include new members’ meeting
Tuesday 16 July – 11.30am Ulverston Charnley Garden Centre, Dalton
Thursday 19 September – morning Kendal Venue to be arranged
Tuesday 15 October – evening Grange Venue to be arranged
Thursday 21 November – afternoon Ulverston Venue to be arranged

 See Diary dates for calendar of  meetings and other social events.

The club also has  a walking group and 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).

If you are interested in becoming a member  or just want further information please  ring Mary Ann on 015395 32265 or contact us through this website so that we can arrange a chat or  for you to come to a meeting. We would welcome you warmly.  You can ring Mary Ann on  015395 32265 or   CONTACT US 

Our  club meetings are not open to members of the general public but please make contact to arrange a visit or get more information. Why not come along to one of the social get togethers?

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

Recent News

Walk at Grizedale April 3rd 2024

9 members and partners enjoyed a walk from Grizedale to Satterthwaite and Rusland  and returning...

Swimathon for ShelterBox 16 March 2024

We swam in the Swimathon in Kendal  raising funds for ShelterBox. We  had fun and...

Burns Night 27 January 2024

49 members and guests enjoyed a traditional Burns Supper. Ewen Cameron piped in the haggis...

What did Grange Soroptimists do to help needy families at Christmas?

Members donated and  packed 40 Christmas hampers for needy families, and these were distributed  by ...

Grange Soroptimists Clothes Swap – Dec 1st – fighting “Fast Fashion”

Grange Soroptimists are fighting Climate change by  highlighting the problems of " Fast Fashion". We...

Flower Demonstration by Joan Bentley Nov 19th 2023

Over 90 members and guests enjoyed a “ Deck the Halls”  flower arranging afternoon with...

What are Grange Soroptimists doing for the Environment?

On 25th October  Grange Soroptimists  replanted  a Paul's Crimson Hawthorn  tree which had been vandalised. ...

How are Grange Soroptimists helping women in Barrow?

It was great to be able to hand over sanitary items to the staff at...

What are Grange Soroptimists doing about Fast Fashion?

Grange Soroptimists were at the Grange over Sands Eco Fair along with many organisations fighting...

Soroptimist Gardeners at work

Members have done a great job replanting the Ornis ring flowerbed near the station in...

Club wins Regional award

Club members were delighted to be awarded the Darwen shield  - a Regional award for...

Collecting at Cartmel Races with Barrow Women’s Centre

Seven members joined the staff and volunteers of Barrow Women's Centre to collect at Cartmel...

Walk Newby Bridge to Lakeside August 23rd

Six members had a sociable walk from Newby Bridge to Lakeside with refreshments. It was...

Walk on Walney August 9th

Eleven Members enjoyed a  walk in the sunshine on the Biggar Bank Multimedia Trail  on...

Garden Party August 16th

Members and guests enjoyed a glorious afternoon in the Cartmel Village Hall garden with friendship...