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Soroptimist International - Ilkley

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

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Club meetings are normally on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month, with the exception of August and December. They are held at the Clarke Foley Centre, Cunliffe Road, Ilkley, at 7:30pm. This year’s diary of events is shown below.

The first Thursday is usually a club meeting and on the second Thursday we welcome a guest speaker.
After the meeting tea and coffee is served giving us time to catch-up and socialise.

In addition to regular meetings a number of social events are organised throughout the year and these will be listed in the diary of events.

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Diary of events 2022- 2023

May 5th Luncheon group invited to Daisy Mount

May 12th Future planning and programme action

May 13th – 15th SI Szeged 30th Anniversary celebration

May 26th Business and project plans

June 9th Interclub Jubilee Party

June 23rd Visit to Horticap, Harrogate

July 14th Focus on recycling

July 28th Inspiring Women

August Social – Sisterly suppers

September 8th Club meeting

September 22nd Preparation for the Mince Pie Bazaar

September 24th Helping at the over 90s party

October 8th Bulb planting to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee

October 13th Club Meeting

October 27th – 30th Federation of Great Britain and Ireland conference in Belfast

October 27th Tracey Blackwell, a dry stone walling expert.

November 10th Club Meeting

November 25th Commencement of 16 days of action Violence Against Women

November 28th Oranging Ilkley to highlight Violence Against Women

December 3rd Mince Pie Bazaar at Bolton Abbey

December 8th Christmas Party and Interclub

January 12th 2023 ’TBA

February 9th Kath Steward “The Library of Things”

March 9th Business meeting

March 23rd Speaker meeting. “Elizabeth Wolstenholme-Elmy” A lifelong campaigner and organiser, significant in the history of the women’s suffragette movement.

April 13th TBA

April 15th & 16th Beneden Maas Friendship Weekend

April 27th AGM


Recent Club News

Caring for the Environment

“Soft ” plastic from our weekly shopping.

Tree Planting

Two trees were planted, one to commemorate 100 years of Soroptimism and the other for…

Easter donation

Chicks to be filled with creme eggs and donated to the "Ilkley Great Get Together...

Bulb planting

Planting 1000 bulbs to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee.