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Soroptimist International - Harrogate and District

Soroptimist International of Harrogate and District is part of a worldwide organisation of women, which is linked to the United Nations.

Welcome to the website of Soroptimist International of Harrogate and District. Find out more about how we are helping improve the lives of women and girls  locally and globally. Our members are from a very wide range of backgrounds and ages. We welcome any woman who wants to join us to make a difference to the lives of others. Find out our plans for the future here

Listen to our podcast to find out more about us. The podcast, created to celebrate our Women in the Community Award took place on International Women’s Day March 2017 .

President Sandra Frier
President Sandra Frier .












Club Stop Violence Against Women
Club members at the Yorkshire Region Meeting raising awareness of Stop Violence Against Women Campaign

We believe passionately in human rights for all.  We raise awareness  campaigning locally and globally for equal rights and opportunities for women and girls. We specifically work to achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development  Goals (SDGs).

The Covid-19 restrictions prevent our face-to-face meetings.   We currently meet on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month at 7 pm via Zoom.  Contact us if you are interested in joining us.

Follow us on Facebook @soroptimist80 or Twitter @soroptimist80 or  email

We will be meeting at the Crown Hotel, Harrogate on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month at 7.30 pm when public meeting restrictions are lifted.

Women’s Service Organisation

Recent Club News

The Life and Work of Dr Kathleen Rutherford – Zoom Event 28 April 2021

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In March we welcomed Dr Phil Judkins by Zoom, an internationally acknowledged  expert on the history…

Choose to Challenge – Forgotten Women – International Women’s Day

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‘Forgotten Women’ – Dr Kathleen Rutherford Remembered on International Women’s Day

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