#VOTE100 – Wonderful trip to London with Soroptimists from throughout Yorkshire

Four Club members joined Yorkshire Regional President Chris Clark and 20 others on the 5th June for a two night trip to London to visit the Houses of Parliament and celebrate 100 yrs since some women were able to vote … Continued

Meru Supper evening raises over £420 for the Meru Women’s Garden Project

Harrogate & District Soroptimists raised a further £421.25 at their latest Meru Women’s Garden Project fundraising evening supporting women and children in Kenya to start their own market gardens, thereby empowering  the women to feed their families, create security and … Continued

What it means to be a Syrian Refugee.

  What makes someone abandon their home and travel across land and sea in often dangerous and unknown conditions for a hopefully better future? Sleman Shwaish, Refugee Coordinator for the British Red Cross  gave us an insight by sharing his story … Continued

Annual General Meeting – Welcome to new Presidents

  Soroptimist International of Harrogate and District held our Annual General Meeting at the White Hart Hotel, Harrogate on the 18th April. We were delighted to welcome Soroptimist Internantional of Yorkshire Region President Chris Clark. Outgoing President Nicola Harding thanked … Continued

Meeting the challenges of Online abuse – Prof. Tink Palmer MBE

President, Nicola Harding and member Judith Webb, welcomed members and guests to their March meeting, to hear speaker Professor Tink Palmer MBE, Chief Executive and Founder Member of the Marie Collins Foundation. Among members and guests present was Chris Clark, … Continued

The Big Freeze 1947 – The Big Freeze

Soroptimist International of Harrogate & District President Nicola Harding and member Judith Webb, welcomed David Davies to speak on ‘The Big Freeze of 1947’. David took us back to the aftermath of World War II in the United Kingdom with … Continued

Celebrating 100 Years of Votes for Women

Members of Soroptimist International of Harrogate and District  joined the march on 6 February to recognise the important role the women’s suffrage movement played in gaining the right for women to vote in 1918 – though it would be another … Continued

Hand made quilt raffle raises £700 for Meru Women Project

Harrogate & District Soroptimists have raised over £700 towards the Meru Women’s Garden Project in Kenya, from a raffle of three magnificent hand made patchwork quilts. The Club is now well on target to raise the £3000 by the end … Continued

Honorary Member Pat Shore receives an MBE for Services to the Community

Soroptimist International of Harrogate and District are very proud that our Honorary Member and Immediate Past President Pat Shore, one of our most active and committed members has been named in the Queen’s New Year’s honours list and awarded an … Continued

Wetherby Dickensian Christmas Market stall raises £300 for Club Charities

It was a very cold day with the forecast for snow but that didn’t deter Club members from setting up their stall at the Wetherby Lions Dickensian Christmas Market. Nor did it deter the families who turned out to see … Continued