Welcome to Ipswich and District

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Ipswich Soroptimists are proud to be involved in Women’s Voices, Women’s Votes.

Women’s Groups from across Ipswich have come together to create a major Festival to celebrate some women being given the vote 100 years ago.  In addition to the main Festival date of 6th October 2018, there will be many events, including a significant number of Equaliteas, prior to that date and legacy events to inspire women of all ages to get more involved in civic life and recognise that their vote matters.  See Flyer:

Ipswich Festival to celebrate 100 years since some women achieved the Vote.





Go to the Festival’s website: www.womensvoiceswomensvotes.wordpress.com for more information.

Do you enjoy writing short stories, using your creativity? A Short Story Competition is one part of the Festival. Click on the tab on the Festival website to find out more information about the competition. Alternatively, if you are a member of a Book Club you might like to be part of the team who will do the first read of stories that are submitted – the only qualification is that you need to be good at analysing literature.


IPSWICH AND DISTRICT club was established over 60 years ago and our meetings take place on the 2nd Wednesday of each month in the historic surroundings of the Ipswich and Suffolk Club in Northgate Street, Ipswich.

Originally the Archdeacon’s House, we are delighted to be able to use this listed building which provides us with safe, ample parking and good facilities for our monthly meetings.

As a forward thinking club, it is our aim to develop a club where members contribute their skills and talents and work together to meet the objects of Soroptimism in an effective and relevant way for women today. At the heart of what we do is a strong commitment towards Programme Action projects, raising our profile within the community and the Region as well as attracting new members to our vibrant club.

Where you will find our club slightly different to some is that we decided as a group, to work closely as a team and share responsibilities and ideas. We are all too aware that commitments on our time as busy women today means that sharing some of the key roles within the club makes things a little bit more manageable and enjoyable.

A strong club with a established history, we know that having fun is an essential element of enjoying our membership, whether through interesting meetings, working together on Programme Action projects or outside activities.

There are many reasons why our members are Soroptimists If you are interested in finding out more or would like to come along to a meeting to see what it is like, contact us and we will be delighted to welcome you.  Email Pat at ipswichsoroptimists44@gmail.com  or Jackie at jacalan@btopenworld.com.

Our next meeting is on 12th September 2018 when we will be discussing our Book Reading of the Year ‘A Song of Their Own’ by Joy Bounds, the lead person for the Festival Women’s Voices, Women’s Votes.  This will follow a supper at the Ipswich & Suffolk Club.