President’s message


 

Welcome to the website for Soroptimist International Kings Lynn

My name is Kim Bramham and I am the President of our club for 2018-2019. My theme for the year is Achieving in Unity, which encapsulates what Soroptimists across the world are recognised for.

Soroptimist International is a global volunteer movement working to transform the lives of women and girls. Of the almost 80,000 members in 124 countries, King’s Lynn club has around 35 members. We enjoy working with like-minded women on projects that help improve the lives of women and girls locally, nationally and internationally.

Among the activities we have recently been involved in include meeting with The Rt Hon Elizabeth Truss MP to share our concerns on issues such as the changes in funding for women’s refuges, trafficking and modern day slavery and the treatment of women in the justice system. We are looking forward to following this meeting up with Lorne Green, the Police and Crime Commissioner for Norfolk when we meet with him during 2018.

Our club continues to provide services such as English lessons for people who have recently moved to the UK, weeding a designated flower bed in Tower Gardens and hosting our popular annual Public Speaking Competition for year 6 pupils in local schools.

We have a busy calendar planned out, with events ranging from an Afternoon Tea and Sponsored Walk, a Literary Lunch and a Murder Mystery Dinner, with more events and activities being planned – you can find out more about events planned and passed by hitting the various links on this page. We enjoy welcoming people to our events and look forward to seeing friends old and new over the year.

2018 – 2019 is a year when the club will be building on its previous achievements, getting noticed even more locally as women who lead the way, working for the benefit of women locally in activities such as Tricky Period and by collections to local refuges and the food bank. Every year we support carefully selected charities – this year the club is supporting Homestart and the President’s charity Parkinson’s UK. We are also working to support the Pelandaba Orphans Fund in Zimbabwe – this was previously a club project which is now being supported by all the clubs in the London Anglia Region.

Club meetings are held on the first and third Monday of the month on the top floor of Marriott’s Warehouse in Kings Lynn and start at 7.30pm. On the first Monday of the month we host a speaker (see the Programme for 2018-2019 for more details) and on the third Monday of the month we hold a club meeting, where we discuss issues, plan events and share news. Many members meet in Marriott’s restaurant for supper before the meetings.

If you would like to find out more about our club, why not come along to supper and your first meeting as our guest – this is a great way to see the club first-hand. To find out more, email us at sikingslynn@gmail.com or use the contact us link. We look forward to meeting you!

Kim Bramham

Club President 2018-19

For more details on the history and background to the club – SIKL Club background 2018