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.



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 2017-2018

The new President for 2017-2018 is Janie Kirkman.

Janie has lived in Lancaster for 36 years and was the housekeeper at St John’s hospice for 25 years until she retired. She also served on Lancaster city council for 16 years and was Mayor in 2006/7. She now volunteers at Piccadilly gardens, St. John’s hospice and Barton Road Community centre.

The President’s message is:

l’m a relatively new member of SI Lancaster, but feel I’ve been here for years!  It is a club that values its members and people and offers chances to be involved in interesting projects, both at home and abroad.