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 active, involved in an extensive range of 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 for a local Women’s Refuge, WaterAid, and of course supporting the White Ribbon Campaign which is aimed at raising awareness of violence against women. Read more about the work we are doing Projects
Along with Soroptimists International and many local clubs across the UK we lobby parliament and well as our local MPs, campaigning on issues particularly those that relate to women and girls.
We meet twice a month at 7 pm, on the second and fourth Thursdays. with other members. The first of our two monthly meeting is our business meetings were we discuss and agree our plans. At the moment this meeting is currently being held in in Trinity Church Hall Bowerham. However as the nights draw in and the weather becomes more unpredictable we will hold these meeting as teleconferencing events. The second meeting is were we invite outside speakers, who cover a wide range of topics and is still held in the Holiday Inn in Lancaster.
In addition to our month meetings there are a range of social events to participate in if you wish. These include celebrating and supporting International Days, such as International Women’s Day and International Day of Peace along side more informal events.
A Message from our President 2023-2024, Therese
I have been a Soroptimist since 2009. My first club was SI Morecambe and Heysham. When I went to work in the Isle of Man I was able to engage with their club meetings as a visitor. Sadly the SI Morecambe and Heysham club closed in 2022 and I joined SI Lancaster.
This is a very friendly club where I was made welcome by all the members and when I agreed, after some persuasion, to become their President in April 2023, the whole club offered such support it was overwhelming. We are a happy and supportive club who enjoy outings, coffee mornings and general get togethers. We also have a very active Programme Action that is the main focus of our work.
I am proud to be the President of such a progressive club and to support the varied range of projects we undertake.
Personally, I am also proud to be one of the 66,000 Soroptimists world wide and I have a strong commitment to the values of our organisation which are to empower, enable and educate women and girls world wide.