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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.

Membership Statement

We want your membership experience to be vibrant, dynamic, inspiring and rewarding whilst you are helping to transform the lives of women and girls, and making new friendships and having fun.

So when you become a member of Soroptimist International, please take the time to read this membership statement so that you are clear about what you can expect to find and get from your Club, Region, National Association, Network and Federation.

It is aspirational but is also achieved in some Clubs, Regions etc.

It is a standard for us all to use.

Most importantly, it tells members what they should expect of the organisation and tells us what we should be providing for members.

The membership statement reads as:


  1. Are an international Women’s voluntary service organisation working to improve the lives of women and girls at a local, national and international level
  2. Put Programme Action at the heart of our work, aiming to educate, empower and enable women and girls to reach their own individual and collective potential
  3. Believe that any woman may come along and contribute positively to our goals
  4. Offer different types of membership and club formats to accommodate the needs of our members
  5. Encourage members’ participation in activities, which enable them to contribute to society whilst enjoying fun and friendship
  6. Are efficient, using technology to inform and keep us informed
  7. Are flexible in the way we do club business so we can focus on Programme Action
  8. Share best practice in an open and generous manner and develop new skills
  9. Are an organisation others seek out as partners

People know who we are and what we do

Women Inspiring Action, Transforming Lives