Club is delighted to be short listed for the Yorkshire Women Volunteer Awards

The Club is delighted to be Shortlisted for the Yorkshire Women Volunteer Awards. For the last 17 yrs.  we have worked with Contact the Elderly.  The Club Service Project, led by Elise Johnston, involves Club members  hosting tea parties once … Continued

Club members celebrated a total of One hundred and fifty-five years of service

At the Club AGM held in April 2019 at our new meeting place, the Yorkshire Hotel in Harrogate, we celebrated 155 years of service to Soroptimist SIGBI. Janet Hutton. 40 years, Judith Webb, Hilary Waddington, Nicola Harding (not shown) all … Continued

Celebrating International Women’s Day

Harrogate and District Soroptimists celebrated International Women’s Day at their Club meeting held at the White Hart on 6th March. Club Presidents Hilary Waddington and Elsie Johnston and Vice President Sandra Frier introduced three local women who have helped make … Continued

Club Celebrates reaching it’s target to raise £3000 for Meru Women’s Garden Project

Club members Celebrated  reaching our  target and more by raising £3500 for the Meru Women’s Garden Project in Kenya. This is equivalent to providing the resources to establishing twelve gardens.We were delighted to welcome three  prospective members and enjoyed an … Continued

Shwops Evening Thursday 28th February 7-9.30pm Starbeck Community Library

Are you looking to reorganise your wardrobe – have you thought about recycling clothes by swapping them? Harrogate and District Soroptimist are organising a Clothes Swap/Shwop at the Starbeck Community Library, 68A High Street, Harrogate HG2 7LW Tickets cost £8 per person … Continued

Burns Nights Supper – 25 January 2019 at Wetherby Golf Club raises £300 for charity

Burns Night Supper Joint President Elsie Johnston had pleasure in hosting a supper in recognition of Robbie Burns, on his birthday Friday 25thJanuary.  This was held at Wetherby Golf Club and the evening was a great success with members, family … Continued

Wetherby Christmas Market raises nearly £400

Fantastic news. The Club stall at The Wetherby Christmas Market raised £250 on the day plus £120 taken for pre orders of the fabulous knitted pillar boxes and chocolate orange hats created by our own Maureen Ingleton. That’s a grand … Continued

Wetherby Winners in Charity Shop Competition

St Gemma’s Hospice Charity Shop  was the worthy winner of the  Gill Smith Memorial Cup for the best dressed Charity shop Christmas window in Wetherby. Cancer Research UK was also Highly Commended. The judging panel organised by Club members who … Continued

The Results are in – Harrogate Borough Charity Shop Christmas Window Competition

Harrogate and District Soroptimist’s are delighted to recognise the resourcefulness and imagination of the managers and volunteers who run the charity shops in some of the main shopping areas of Harrogate Borough namely Harrogate Town, Ripon and Boroughbridge, and Knaresborough … Continued

Gill Smith Memorial Trophy for Best Girl Improver at Harrogate Spa Tennis Club

The Club established the Gill Smith Memorial Trophy for Best Girl Improver at Harrogate Spa Tennis Club in 2017 in memory of a former Honorary Soroptimist member. Gill was an enthusiastic tennis player following in her father’s footsteps as a … Continued