Diary Dates 2017 – 2018

2017 – 2018 Programme

MAY  2017

Tuesday 9 Club meeting

Wefnesday 17 Bus trip to Barnard Castle

Thursday 18 Regional Rosebowl Competition evrening Cabus

Tuesday 23  Executive Committee


JUNE 2017

Tuesday 6 Club meeting  with PA group sessions

Saturday 10 Edwardian Festival

Tuesday 13 Evening Garden Get -together  – CANCELLED

Thursday 22  Executive Committee 7.45pm

Saturday 24 Regional meeting

Sunday 25 Regional Lunch


 JULY 2017

Tuesday 4 Club meeting

Saturday 9 July UKPAC Study Day

Tuesday 18  Easy afternoon Walk – Pub meal afterwards

(The walk is only 2 miles and we can take our time enjoying the views and seeking a stone circle on Birkrigg Common. It also involves walking through historic Seawood. Further details at the July meeting – suggest we meet at the parking area opposite the Old Mill (organise car share) around 2.30 – 3pm and after the walk make our way into Ulverston, parking at The Gill (say) and meet at the Farmer’s Arms around 5.30pm)

Thursday  20 Executive committee

Tuesday 25  Afternoon  Garden Get -together at Mary Ann’s 2-4pm



Saturday 2 Regional Ladies lunch at Salmesbury Hotel

Tuesday 5 Club meeting

Saturday 9  Regional Walk- start Sizergh Castle car park 10.15am for 10.30am  walk start ( or visit gardens from 10am , house from 12 noon). Tea in cafe afterwards if wish.

Tuesday 19 Executive committee

Thursday 21 Fish Chips and Peace Cartmel VH



Tuesday 3 Club meeting with PA group sessions

Thursday 5 Regional Fashion Show , The Crofters, Cabus

Sat 7   Charter  Afternoon Tea Hampsfield House Hotel 2-4pm

Sat 7 Regional Walk

Tuesday 17  Executive committee

Thursday 19  Pottery Workshop  6.30 – 9pm  Cartmel VH

thursday 26 – Saturday 28  Federation Conference Cardiff



Saturday 4  Regional Meeting + AGM

Tuesday 7  Club meeting ShelterBox talk

Tuesday 21 Executive committee



Tuesday 5 Club meeting Report from Cardiff Conference

Thursday 7 Flower Demonstration with Joan Bentley Ulverston SSC

Tuesday 12 Dec Club Christmas party  Hampsfield House Hotel 7 for 7.30pm



Tuesday 9  Club meeting

Tuesday 23 Executive committee

Fri 26 Burns Night Cartmel VH 7 for 7.30pm




Tuesday 6  Club meeting  PA  Group sessions

Saturday 17  Regional Meeting

Tuesday 20 Executive committee


 MARCH 2018

Saturday 3 Grange Opera Matinee

Tuesday 6 Club meeting  – Dispersal of Charitable Funds

Tuesday 20 Executive committee


APRIL 2018

Tuesday 4 Club meeting  – Fun night

Tuesday 17 Executive committee

Tuesday 24 AGM and Change of Insignia


FUTURE / OTHER  EVENTS  2017 /2018


Saturday 12 May 2018  South Lancs Regional Conference Ramada Plaza Hotel Southport PR9 0DZ

Saturday 7th July 2018 UKPAC Study Day Europa Hotel , Belfast

25-27 October 2018 SIGBI Conference Liverpool




UN Days and Significant Dates


February-March Fairtrade Fortnight (UK only) – www.fairtrade.org.uk

3rd March  World Book Day – www.worldbookday.com

8th March  International Women’s Day – www.internationalwomensday.com

22nd March  World Water Day – www.worldwaterday.org

7th April  World Health Day – www.who.int/world-health-day/en

15th May International Day of the Family – www.un.org/esa/socdev/family

5th June   World Environment Day – www.unep.org

8th September  International Literacy Day – www.unesco.org/new/en/education/themes/education-building-blocks/literacy

21st September   International Day of Peace – www.internationaldayofpeace.org

3rd October  Club Friendship Day – Clubs are encouraged to observe this day  in recognition of the chartering of the first Soroptimist Club in Oakland, California, USA on 3rd October 1921

16th October  World Food Day – www.fao.org/getinvolved/worldfoodday/en 

17th October  International Day for the Eradication of Poverty   www.un.org/esa/socdev/social/intldays/IntlDay/index.html

18th October   Anti-Slavery Day (UK Only) – www.antislavery.org

25th November  Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women www.saynotoviolence.org

1st December   World Aids Day – www.who.int/topics/hiv_aids/en    www.worldaidscampaign.org/en/World-AIDS-Day

10th December  UN Day of Human Rights – www.un.org/en/rights