Recent news and events

Bournemouth Conference October 2019

Members of SI Maidstone and SI Medway attended the SIGBI conference at Bournemouth this year.       Conference 2019 Maidstone member, Carol Infanti travelled to Bournemouth, car sharing with East Grinstead members Susie and Angela. They had to attend … Continued


60th Birthday tea

SI Maidstone is celebrating the club’s 60th anniversary this year. To mark the occasion we had a fabulous afternoon tea at Hempstead House Hotel.        


Club visit to Guru Nanak Darbar Gurdwara

On 4th October a small group of us had a guided visit to the Guru Nanak Darbar Gurdwara in Gravesend. Following a warm welcome at the Gurdwara, we were quickly immersed in the cultural and religious requirements of entering the … Continued


World Literacy Day

President Carol with a pile of books to be donated to the mental Health Charity MIND   Club member Jill hosted a coffee morning for World literacy day, 8 September, which aims to highlight the importance of literacy to individuals, … Continued



Backpacks for Education

As part of our ongoing challenge to mark the club’s 60th anniversary in 2019, the club packed another 30 backpacks, taking the total to 60, for disadvantaged children in Africa. The packs contain essential items so that children can go … Continued



60 for 60

  Maidstone Soroptimists are celebrating their 60th anniversary in 2019. The 60 mugs represent 60 years of service to women and girls.  The club organised a coffee morning to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer support.  


60th Anniversary Celebratory Lunch

SI Maidstone shared a joint celebration of our 60th Anniversary with the South East England Region which is also 60 this year.  We had fabulous lunch at the London Beach Hotel, with SI Federation President Sue Williams and her husband … Continued


Change of Insignia, AGM 2019

Outgoing President Chipo presents the Chain of Office to Carol McKeough at the AGM, April 2019. At the AGM Michelle stood down as Treasurer. She was thanked for her many years in the role.   Each year the club presents … Continued