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Friendship Links

All Soroptimist Clubs connect through friendship links and SI Liverpool are no exception to this. We have four friendship links within the Soroptimist Federations.

Our links are:

SI Douglas

SI Cologne

SI Eisenach

SI Oslo

In the past we have enjoyed friendship visits to and from Cologne, Eisenach, Douglas, Oslo and Chalons-Sur-Saone and have made some lasting friendships along the way.


October 2018

We are looking forward to welcoming four of our Soroptisisters from Cologne to the city of Liverpool for the SIGBI Conference.A warm welcome to Sylvia Achenbach , Nora Feldhausen, Christiane Rieker and Ilse Kiel. Also welcome to Ilsa’s Soroptimister Keith! We are sure you will enjoy not only the conference but also a warm welcome from the club too!

June 2017

Our sister club, SI Cologne  not only celebrated their 60th anniversary but our two clubs also celebrated our 30th anniversary as friendship clubs. Thirteen members of SI Liverpool, with their Soroptimisters, attended a wonderful weekend’s  celebration in Cologne. On Friday, we were welcomed to the Town Hall of Cologne with a barbecue and an evening of friendship. On Saturday, at the beautiful Floral Gardens, we enjoyed presentations from the club’s partnerships, and in the evening, we celebrated a gala dinner. On Sunday morning, at the Chocolate Factory, we enjoyed a celebration of of our clubs’s friendship. President Dorothy gave a painting of the Liverpool waterfront, by club member Ann Clayton, to each member of SI Cologne. The morning finished with singing, dancing and a wonderful send-off!

September 2015

We welcomed our sisters (and some of their Soroptimisters) from SI Cologne to the city for a friendship weekend with the theme “City of Culture, City of Life”. After a welcome meal at the Liner Hotel on the Friday evening, we packed a full day of activities on Saturday.The visitors were firstly invited to the City Town Hall (Liverpool was one of the first cities ever to be twinned post war, and that was with Cologne). We were hosted by the Lord Mayor of Liverpool, Cllr. Tony Concepcion, and enjoyed a reception in the Lady Mayoress’s Parlour, where gifts were exchanged between the President of SI Cologne and the Lord Mayor. We were given a tour of the Town Hall by the Lord Mayor himself. We then headed towards the Museum of Liverpool Life and some visitors went to the Beatles’ Museum. After lunch, we assembled at the Tate Modern, where we had afternoon tea . Jim Graves from Merseyside Adventure Sailing Trust (one of our Presidential charities) gave a talk about the Apprentices’ Cup, partly funded by SI LIverpool. We watched a video showing life on board a tall-ship. This was followed by a visit to a tall ship in the docks.In the evening,we enjoyed a wonderful meal at “Et Alia” in Aigburth. On Sunday morning, we set off on a “Magical Mystery Tour”and learned about the Beatles history as well as visiting their homes. Our final gathering was at our club venue, Aigburth People’s Hall, and after a meal prepared by a club member, Scouse of course with apple pie, our happy visitors set off for the airport and home.