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Contains information of interest to individual Members, including Membership Statement, New Members' Pack, how to apply for a Memorial Fund Award, Grants of Friendship/Invitations, and Membership Matters.

Contains all the information you need for the running of a Club, eg Membership Forms, Annual Returns, Club Governance, How to Start a New Club.

Contains information related to running a Region/National Association/Network, eg the purpose of Regions/National Associations/Networks, and Region/NA/Network governance documents

Contains documentation to help you communicate your activities, eg Template Press Releases, SIGBI Brand Guidelines and Logos, good examples of Club Promotional Material, How To Guides.

Contains information related to Programme Activities, eg a page for each Programme Area, Commission on the Status of Women, SIGBI Programme Database.

Contains documentation related to the running of the Federation, eg SIGBI Governance, Vision 2021.

Friendship Links

This section contains all the information you need to establish a friendship link.  Check the latest Newsletter for details of clubs that are looking for a friendship link, or make your own application.  See the information below for details of how to do this, and if you need any further information or guidance please contact the Friendship Link Coordinator:

Bhaswati Biswas, SI South Kolkata, India – Email

Documentation to establish and maintain Friendship Links

For Clubs who are requesting a friendship link, see the latest Friendship Link Newsletter below.

How to be a good Friendship Link Correspondent

Friendship is the underlying factor of all linking of Clubs so communication between the links is obviously most important. Also important is that Clubs are encouraged to do shared projects and jointly seek goals to serve the women and girls of their communities. Unfortunately, sometimes friendship links die out through lack of communication.  Nisha Ghosh, Friendship Link Coordinator 2012-2016, has put together a sheet on how to be a good friendship link correspondent and to strengthen the friendship bonds that you decided to foster:

Friendship Link Newsletter

Submit articles about your friendship links to Bhaswati Biswas, SIGBI Friendship LInk Co-ordinator,, for inclusion in either the Friendship Link Newsletter or Soroptimst News.

Please see below copies of the Friendship Link Newsletter, starting January 2019 (Bhaswati’s first newsletter):