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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.

SIGBI Growth Plan

SIGBI Growth Plan—Phase 3

Phase 3 of the Growth Plan will launch at the Development Day, which is planned for the 1st June 2019 at the East Midlands Conference Centre, University Park, Beeston Lane, Nottingham NG7 2RJ.

Please see letter below for full details, and save the date in your diary:


During the “Growing our Brand in the local Community” workshops in 2017, Andrew Dewhurst offered prizes to Clubs in four categories, plus a “Star Prize”.  Congratulations to the winning Clubs who are:

  • SI Tunbridge Wells and District– Best Club attitude and commitment
  • SI Dewsbury & District – Best Orbit/Growth Plan
  • SI Yeovil, Sherborne & Districts – Best Single Page Plan
  • SI Southend-on-Sea and District – Best Marcomms Plan

The selections have been made on the basis of originality, content and inspirational quality. Each of the above Clubs wins the production of a pop-up banner and leaflets.

There was also a “Star Prize” of a multi-function printer worth £400, which has been awarded to SI Tunbridge Wells and District.

Congratulations to all winning Clubs.  Affilius will liaise with the winners directly regarding artwork and delivery for leaflets/banners and delivery of the printer.

Growing our Brand in the local Community Workshops – updated 21 December 2017

The 2017 Workshops for UK Regions and RoI, which allowed up to 4 Members per Club in each Region/RoI to attend, have all now taken place.

The feedback from the workshops has been excellent and we will be updating Clubs on this in 2018.

The Workshops aimed to provide Members with ideas and templates to produce a Growth Plan for their Club, looking at how they operate in their local community and how they work/can work with partner organisations to improve the Club’s profile, promote our Programme work and attract new members.

All the tools that were introduced during the workshops are available in the Growing our Branding Portal, available below: