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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.

Grants of Friendship and other Invitations

SI South Queensland, Australia – Grant of Friendship 2019

The South Queensland Region of Australia offers a Grant of Friendship for one or two Soroptimists, or a Soroptimist and partner, for two to three weeks in 2019 to coincide with the SISQ Region Conference in Brisbane on 23 and 24 March 2019.

The successful recipient/s will be responsible for their own travel expenses to and from Australia.  Accommodation, travel between clubs and some meals will be provided by the Region.  Applicants must speak English and preference will be given to those who have not received a Grant of Friendship previously.

Please contact the co-ordinator, Pat Redknap, at to lodge an expression of interest and request an application form by 1 June 2018.



SI Cortina, Italy

SI Cortina in Italy invites you to attend their 37th Edition of a “Week in the Snow” and their 50th Anniversary.

For the full programme and registration information, please see their brochure below:

North/South Ireland Joint Conference

You are invited to Register for the 52nd Annual North/South Ireland Joint Conference, which will be held Friday 18 May-Sunday 20 May 2018 in the Brehon, Killarney, Co Kerry.  See the brochure below for full details including registration form, accommodation details and excursions that can be booked:

Grant of Friendship – New South Wales Region, Australia

Soroptimist International Region of New South Wales Incorporated is offering a Grant of Friendship to a Soroptimist who speaks English travelling alone; or 2 Soroptimists travelling together; or a Soroptimist travelling with a husband/partner for the period 1 October 2018 through to 21 October 2018.  This will commence and coincide with the floriade festival ( held in Canberra.

For full details of the offer and how to apply, please read the flyer below.  The closing date for applications is 15 April 2018.


SI Europe, Open Heart – Open Door


Are you looking for Soroptimist contacts worldwide?

Then sign up and participate in the Exchange Program Open Heart – Open Door, an initiative of SI Europe.

This exchange program established in 1995 by Heidrun Konrad , president of SI of Europe 2003-2005 has proved to be successful. Today Soroptimists from all over the world are involved in this program.

Open Heart – Open Door (OHOD) programme offers five options:

  1. Home Hospitality: to one or two Soroptimists or a couple
  2. Contact Person: guide in one’s own town
  3. Exchange Visit: on a professional level
  4. Home-Exchange: You and your exchange partner will stay at each other’s homes for a certain period by mutual agreement
  5. Youth Exchange Programme for Young Relatives, e.g. daughter/son, niece/nephew, grandchild.

OHOD has 500 Soroptimist participants since 1995. For registration or information about Open Heart – Open Door please contact Liaison Officer Henny Knap-Go, SI Club Hilversum-NL

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