Diary Dates 2019-2020

2019 – 2020 Programme (Provisional and pending further information)

All meetings take place at Cartmel Village Hall (Supper Room) at 7.30pm  unless otherwise stated


MAY  2019

Tuesday 7    Club meeting and  AGM    with Prosecco and cake

Saturday 11 May       Regional Conference Preston Marriott Hotel

Thursday 23 May     Regional Rosebowl Competition at  Cabus Village Hall 7.30pm


JUNE 2019

Tuesday 4     Club meeting  and Wellbeing evening    ( Supper Room and Main Hall)

Wednesday 5 World Environment day event

Saturday 15    Regional meeting Lancaster University with visiting Speaker Cath Holland talking about her work in Kenya tackling FGM


 JULY 2019

Tuesday 2    Club meeting .with PA group sessions ( Main Hall)

Saturday 6   Summer Outing to St Mary’s Church Wreay ( south of  Carlisle) CA4 0RL and lunch.

Saturday 13    Edwardian Festival in Park Road Gardens, Grange

18 – 21 July      Soroptimist international Conference Kuala Lumpur



Friday 9th    Afternoon tea at Sheila Cheesbrough’s home in aid of Barrow Women’s Centre

Saturday 17  Event on Grange Promenade -Turn Trash into Treasure!                                                                                                                                                        Fun afternoon for all the family on the Prom Sat 17th August 2-4 pm between the two cafés. Plastic treasure hunt for children with prizes. Info on recycling. What Wrap goes Where etc. Questions answered by SLDC Recycling Officer and more.


Tuesday 3    Club meeting Speaker Bob Carwright – Red squirrels in South Lakeland

Sunday  2     Regional  lunch at Wyrebank



Tuesday 1   Club meeting

Saturday 5    Club Charter event at Uplands

Thursday 24 – Saturday 26  Federation Conference  Bournemouth



Tuesday 5   Club meeting with PA group sessions ( Main Hall)

Saturday 9   Regional Meeting + AGM Lancaster University 10am

Saturday 16 Friendship Event with Soroptimist Clubs from NW Region  2-4pm Cartmel Village Hall



Tuesday 3 Club meeting with “Write for Rights” Session and Frugal Raffle for International President’s appeal

Tuesday 10 Dec Club Christmas party  Hampsfield House Hotel 7pm



Tuesday 7  Club meeting  – “New Year Resolutions”- Sharing Soroptimist and Personal Resolutions

Saturday 25  Burns Night at Cartmel Village Hall



Tuesday 4    Club meeting  and PA  Group sessions  ( Main Hall)

Saturday 16    Regional Meeting at the Crofters


MARCH 2020

Tuesday 3    Club meeting – Our Programme Goals


APRIL 2020

Tuesday 7   Club meeting and AGM


MAY  2020





18 – 21 July 2019                    Soroptimist international Conference Kuala Lumpur   ( next International Conference is Dublin in  2023)

October 2020               SIGBI  Federation Conference Belfast




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