SIM Members at Immediate Past President Pauline Reed's House for Meru Garden's fundraising lunch.

SIM Members at Immediate Past President Pauline Reed’s House for Meru Garden’s fundraising lunch.


Welcome to the website of Soroptimist International (SI) Middlesbrough. Our club consists of a group of 20 friendly, lively and energetic women from all walks of life and of all ages who work together using our various skills and talents to make a difference to the lives of others. We do this through awareness-raising, lobbying, practical help and fund-raising.

Beyond our own club, members value the global network of Soroptimist clubs giving opportunities to travel, meet like-minded women and share ideas across the world.

In recent years we have supported action on violence against women and girls and all forms of trafficking. In particular we have supported Barnardo’s SECOS (Sexual Exploitation of Children On the Streets) project. We balance serious activity with socialising and fun.

SI Middlesbrough has three Friendship Links – with SI Harrogate and District, SI Magdeburg and SI Colombo.

We work hard to improve the lot of women and girls worldwide and we always managed to fuel our efforts with fun, food and friendship.

Our interests range across:

  • Economic and Social Development
  • Education
  • Environment
  • Health
  • Human Rights and the Status of Women
  • International Goodwill and Understanding

as well as many more lighthearted activities.

Click here to watch the video to find out more about Soroptimism.

Do have a look at the rest of our website and if you are interested in what we do, we would love to meet you.

Our main meeting is on the third Thursday of the month between 7 and 9 p.m. at Acklam Green Centre Stainsby Road, Acklam, Middlesbrough, TS5 4JS. We have a speaker for the first hour and this is followed by an opportunity to socialise with each other. Food is available from the cafeteria.

Visitors are most welcome to attend any meeting to see if they would like to become a member.

We have a Business Meeting every six weeks on Thursdays between 7 and 9 p.m. at the same venue. Following are the dates of our business meeting in 2018-2019:

31 May, 12 July, 23 August, 4 October, 22 November, 24 January, and 28 March

Click here for Google map of venue and directions.