Club news

95 Years and Counting! 95th Charter Lunch

SIGL celebrated 95 years since the club’s founding in June – the oldest club outside of the United States! A fantastic lunch, including a glass of “Prohibition Punch” (a nod to the 1920s USA) was enjoyed by all, as was … Continued

Obituary Rita Pankhurst

It is with great sadness that we have learned of Rita Pankhurst’s passing. Rita Pankhurst, notable academic and women’s rights activist, and widow of Richard Pankhurst OBE (1927-2017), passed away at her home in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on 30 th … Continued

Garden Party in Aid of Meru Women’s Garden Project

SIGL member Yemisi hosted President Doltice and other members and friends for a fantastic garden party to raise funds for the SIGBI quadrennial project Meru Women’s Garden Project ( It was a lovely day and everyone enjoyed the scones and … Continued

SIGL Christmas Dinner

President Doltice and several members of SIGL, plus guests, celebrated the festive season with a meal at Taormina Restaurant in Bayswater. The food was lovely and company lively! There was a raffle with fantastic prizes, which raised £66 for the … Continued

Knickers for Yarl’s Wood IRC

At the October meeting, President Doltice and members of Soroptimist International Greater London welcomed two guest speakers, Regional Secretary Rita Beaumont and Federation Councillor Pauline Panter, who were representing the Yarl’s Wood Befrienders charity. Pauline is a Befriender and spoke about … Continued

Scarves for Soroptimism – Barnes Fair

Earlier this summer, member Sheila, with the assistance of member Irene, took a booth at Barnes Fair. Sheila was selling her pure silk scarves, which she sources from India, dyed in purple, white and green; colours associated with the UK … Continued

International Women’s Day

      On Sat 11 Mar almost 50 women from around our Soroptimist London Chilterns Region met in London including Members of SI Greater London. We started the day with a reading about International Women’s Day “International Women’s Day (March … Continued