Busy December for Harrogate and District Soroptimists

Lion Wetherby Christmas Market

Harrogate and District Soroptimsits had a very busy run up to Christmas including the judging of our own Charity Shop Christmas Shop Window Competition in Harrogate Borough and Wetherby as well as supporting Harrogate Rotary Club judge the Commercial Shops … Continued

Gill Smith Memorial Trophy for Best Girl Improver

Presentation of Gill Smith Trophy

Harrogate and District Soroptimist President Sylvia Purser was delighted to present the Gill Smith Memorial Trophy for the ‘Best Girl Improver’ at the Spa Tennis Club to Freya Smith.  Freya joined Tennis Harrogate as a small child, aged 6. She … Continued

Andrea Trimmer 1973-2019


The Club is both shocked and saddened by the sudden death of Andrea Trimmer on the 10th November 2019. Andrea was an active and passionate member of the Club and Soroptimist International. She joined the Club on 2009 and served … Continued

Soroptimists remember the fallen at Remembrance services throughout the district

Presidents Sylvia and Sue attended  the main Harrogate Cenotaph Remembrance service and the service organised by Harrogate Rotary Brigantes at the Commonwealth War Graves at Stonefall, Harrogate. They laid wreaths on behalf of Club members. Club members also took part … Continued

THINKING ON IT! at SIGBI 85th Federation Conference in Bournemouth

Four Club members were able to attend a fabulous, thought provoking Soroptimist International of Great Britain and Ireland Conference in Bournemouth. President Sue Williams theme was ‘Think on it’ and we certainly did. Great speakers including Baroness Susan Greenfield,  Dr … Continued

Celebrating our Friendship Links with Clubs Near and Far

Friendship Links Candle Lighting Ceremony

Friendship is an essential element of being a part of Soroptimist International and on 3rd October we celebrated our links with other Soroptimist Clubs around the world. The Club has ten ‘Friendship Links’ and have regular contact with all of … Continued

Park Life – Keeping Harrogate District Blooming

Valley Gardens

  Keeping Harrogate and District Borough  ‘Blooming’  is down to Sue Wood and her industrious team. Sue gave us a real insight into ‘Park Life’. Sue is the Horticultural Officer for Harrogate Borough Council. She curates many of the fantastic … Continued

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Recover – turning our waste into energy

Club members Visiting Allerton Waste Recovery Park

Club members Visiting Allerton Waste Recovery Park Do you ever wonder what happens to the rubbish you put in your black bin? Club members found out today what happens to rubbish in North Yorkshire and York when we visited Allerton … Continued

Up in the skies and down to earth – Club members attend Yorkshire Conference

Iris Newbould with SIGB President Sue Williams

Club members spent a fantastic day at the Yorkshire Air Museum when we attended the  Soroptimist International of Yorkshire Conference on 29th June. The theme of conference was, ‘From Behind the Scenes to the Front Line’. We were privileged to hear … Continued

Club Programme 2019-20

All meetings take place at the Yorkshire Hotel Harrogate unless otherwise stated. If you are interested in attending one  of our meetings please email sihandd@hotmail.co.uk – Meeting start at 7.30 DATE 2019 EVENT     May 1st Club meeting   May … Continued