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Soroptimist International of Lancaster is one of the clubs in the North West Region. Our members come from all walks of life. The club is a very active one, involved in an extensive range of interesting projects locally and internationally.

Our most popular committee is Programme Action which is engaged in a number of projects on a long term basis, e.g. providing support Life Education Centres for Lancashire, WaterAid, and creating and supplying story sacks to local primary schools. We campaign on issues relating particularly to women and girls.

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Meetings

We meet twice a month, on the second (6.30 pm) and fourth (7 pm) Thursdays in The Holiday Inn in Lancaster. In addition to our business meetings, we invite outside speakers covering a diverse range of topics and enjoy Social Events.

We also celebrate and support International Days, e.g. World Food Day, International Women’s Day and International Day of Peace. Food tends to loom large in many of these events!

President for 2018-2019

The new President for 2017-2018 is Sarah Murphy.

Sarah has lots of local links to charities, organisations and people within the Lancaster area. Sarah is looking forward to using some of her skills taken from her day job as a solicitor to advance the work being undertaken by the Club.

The President’s message is:

I have not been a Soroptimist for very long but the friendship shown to me by the Club has encouraged me to volunteer for the role of President and I look forward to promoting the Club and the wonderful work that it does.