President’s message

Welcome to the website for Soroptimist International Kings Lynn.

We are Lynis Lord and Janet Porter and we are sharing the Presidency of Soroptimist International of King Lynn for the club year 2019 – 2020.

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.

We will continue this year to campaign actively on key current issues such as trafficking, domestic abuse and gender discrimination. Building on the success of our recent International Women’s Day event we will work to increase awareness of our club in the local community and strengthen our links with other local women’s organisations in order to increase our effectiveness.

Our club will continue to provide English lessons for people who have recently moved to the UK. We also maintain a designated flower bed in Tower Gardens and are planning to be more involved in environmental initiatives in the coming year.

Working with the next generation is also important and we will again host the popular Public Speaking Competition for Year 6 pupils in June 2020, now alternating annually with the School Art Competition held for the first time this year. We are also exploring the possibility of providing a travel grant to a local girl.

Every year we support carefully selected charities both at home and overseas. This year the club is supporting the Pandora project in King’s Lynn for survivors of domestic abuse and UNICEF’s “School in a box”.

We have a programme of excellent speakers booked for the coming year addressing important issues which will inform our campaigning work. Equally importantly we will have enjoyable social and fundraising events including our annual Literary Lunch. You can find out more about our activities and events by hitting the various links on this page.

Club meetings are held on the first and third Mondays of the month on the top floor of Marriott’s Warehouse in Kings Lynn from 7.30pm – 9 pm. On the first Monday of the month we host a speaker (see the Programme for 2019-2020 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 or use the “contact us” link. We look forward to meeting you!

Lynis Lord and Janet Porter
Presidents 2019 – 2020.

For more details on the history and background to the club – SIKL History leaflet 2019