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Soroptimist International - Lancaster

Soroptimist International of Lancaster is part of a worldwide organisation of women, which is linked to the United Nations.

Welcome to SI Lancaster

Soroptimist International of Lancaster is one of a number of 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. Read more about the work we are doing Projects We campaign on issues relating particularly to women and girls.


We meet twice a month at 7 pm, on the second  and fourth 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!

Winning the Haslingden Award

President for 2020-2021

Lancaster Soroptimist would like to introduce you to the 2020-2021 President.

Hilary has been a Soroptimist for over 30 years and held various club offices over that time.

However due to work and family commitments, she chose not to be considered for the role of President until she had finished work. At which time she felt she would have more time to give to the position.

After more than 36 years working within the NHS Hilary left work in 2018 and moved to the North West where she transferred to become a member of SI Lancaster.

Hilary has found SI Lancaster to be a thriving, dynamic club who made her and all the many other recent new members most welcome.

Our programme of speakers and planned events for the coming year has need some alterations due to the current Covid-19 pandemic.  However, with our new president, Hilary we are confident that SI Lancaster will adapt this as required and continue to make a significant difference both locally and internationally.

Lancaster SI members wish Hilary the best for what is looking like a very challenging year.

New Club President 2020

Hilary, Club President for 2020-2021

Recent Club News

Tiddler – A Fish with a Vivid Imagination

We have been providing storey books for local schools and have in January we completed…

International Women’s Day 2020

International Women’s Day February 2020 International Women’s Day is a global day celebrating the social,…

The Monkey Puzzle Story Book

A story sack full of jungle animals was part of the presentation to Loyne school…

VE Day 2020

Some members were more organised than other when it came to VE celebrations. Some had…