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Soroptimist International Leeds

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

Welcome to SI Leeds

SI Leeds meets every 2nd Monday of each month normally at Weetwood Hall Hotel, Far Headingley, Leeds, LS16 5PS at 7.30pm

Our calendar for 2024

Date Notes
January 8th Travel Grant recipients Laura and Georgia talking about their plans to volunteer in Nepal
January 31st Programme Action Zoom
February 8th Terry King talks to SI Ilkley about Nepal project Contact Terry
February 12th Liz Downey talks about “Investigating fatalities in Prison”.

Project Planning

Members to come with ideas for projects
February 25th Visit to Rhubarb Sheds Wakefield Contact Margaret
Date TBA Card Evening Contact Gillian
March 2nd Wakefield 90th Charter Dinner Contact Margaret
March 8th International Women’s Day

Forging and inclusive world for women and girls

Free event hosted by SI Harrogate. 7pm Wesley Chapel HG11PP

Speakers Ruth Smith and Ruth Healy President SIGBI

March 9th RCM Holiday Inn Barnsley Contact Margaret
March 11th




“If walls could talk” – The Chinese Wallpaper at Temple Newsam Dr Louise Atkinson


March 25th Orange cafe Venue?
April 8rd





Speaker TBA





April 23rd STEM day Alder Tree Primary Contact Annie

SIGBI and Yorkshire President’s Ruth Healey and Susie Westwood attending

April 25th Orange cafe Venue TBA
April 29th Afternoon Tea venue TBA Sylvie
May 13th


Paul Blakey MBE – Founder of Street Angels
A project which has made a massive difference in over one hundred towns and cities across the UK and overseas. Founded in November 2005 the scheme has seen violent crime and sexual assaults reduce dramatically in many of the communities where the projects work. 
May 25th Orange café Venue TBA
June 10th


Helen Berriman Yorkshire Air Ambulance

Informative talk about the YAA service, and its activities in the community.

June 15th RCM – Askham Grange


June 24th


Walk Yorkshire Sculpture Park Sylvie
July 8th Sarah Hornshaw, “succeeding through adversity”. Childrens novelist, a disabled woman who took up writing during the pandemic and donated the profits to the Brain Tumour Charity
July 25th Orange cafe Venue TBA
August 12th Speaker TBA
September 9th


Speaker Jane Ashby “A life remembered”

A Talk by Jane about her Gt. Grandfather George Piercy, who founded a Mission in Canton, China in 1851. His affection for China was boundless and he is revered today by many in China. Various family Chinese objects illustrate the talk.

September 21st RCM – Wetherby
September Shibbden Hall Sylvie
October 14th Speaker TBA
November 1-3rd SIGBI Conference Edinburgh Margaret
November 11th


Charitable collection Salvation Army

Speaker TBA



December 9th Club Christmas dinner Sylvie



If you would like to come along to any of our meetings, please email