Regional Clubs Events/News





SI Kidderminster Christmas Floral Event!

Tuesday 19th November 7pm Tickets £12 per person

Contact: Christine 01299 402545 or Janet 01299 40055 for details and tickets


SI Kenilworth and District 50th Anniversary celebrations

The Barn Dance!




Click on link below to see video of SI Kenilworth 50th Anniversary celebration!AnkHjIucE360o2VpP9irj4MRE2KV

SI Kenilworth Civic Reception for 50th Anniversary 26th April 2019

On Friday 26th April 2109, President Sandra and Club members were delighted to celebrate our 50th club Anniversary in  the company of our MP, the Right Hon Jeremy Wright, Town Mayor of Kenilworth Mike Hitchins  and many friends from other voluntary organisations in Kenilworth.   We were also pleased that Isobel Smith, President Elect of Soroptimists International Great Britain and Ireland, and Jan Hemlin, President of Midland Arden Region Soroptimists were able to join us.












Saturday 13th July 2019

Come with us for a tour of the mediaeval Lord Leycester Hospital in Warwick, followed by a light lunch/afternoon tea  in the atmospheric ‘Brethren’s Kitchen’.

Crown the celebrations with a Traditional Barn Dance supper within the beautiful surroundings of Kenilworth Golf Club (dancing optional!)

Please click on link below for official poster/invite!

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For details and booking form contact:

Final bookings by 15th June 2019 please


Midland Arden Region Celebration Lunch 2019

To book please advise  menu choices and send  payment to Denise Carson, Cobblers Corner, 20 Whitehill Road.  Kidderminister.  DY11 6JJ  by Friday 12th April 2019 advising of  any dietary requirement                             Please click on poster below for details and menu choices!                  

Henley golf club Celebration lunch 2019


Solihull Cake off!

Winners were:

Adult Showstopper cake
First Charlotte Johnson
2nd Adrian Ball  also won Adult Fairtrade prize
Adult Family Favourite cake
1st Rebecca Duncan
2nd Susan McConnell
Children’s cake
1st Lucy Mitchell
2nd Maneek Sura
Children’s Gingerbread
1st Eleanor Greenall
2nd Sai Pathala
Children’s Fairtrade prize
Erin Friend



Pinafore Dresses from SI Coventry for Indian girls

Several members of the club got busy with their sewing machines to make a range of ‘pillow-case dresses’ for Health Help International (HHI). These are simple slightly flared summer dresses for girls in India and Africa, which can be be cut out and made from a single cotton pillow-case.
When HHI representatives came to speak to us, we were able to present them with almost 40 dresses in a range of sizes, colours, and fabrics.  Many had unique features such as pockets, buttons, and bows, and we look forward to seeing pictures of the girls wearing them when they have been taken to India.

SI Coventry 90th Celebrations!

President Sue and members of SI Coventry would like to invite you to our 90th Anniversary Dinner on Saturday, 30 March 2019, at the Brandon Hall Hotel, Brandon, CV8 3FW, at 7pm for 7.30pm.  Our speaker will be Barbara Dixon, Vice President of Soroptimist International of Great Britain and Ireland.

Tickets cost £32 per person, and the menu options are shown below.  We would be grateful if you would let us know your menu choices on the attached form by Sunday, 10 March, so that we can inform the venue in a timely fashion.

We hope very much that you will be able to join us for this celebration.

Yours sincerely

Sue Beech
President, SI Coventry


Starters    Vine roasted tomato soup with basil pesto (V)

Parma ham with Pimms marinated melon and parmesan shards

Aged Cheddar caramelised shallot tart with rocket and roasted hazelnuts (V)


Mains       Red wine braised feather blade of beef, roasted root vegetables, potato purée, red wine sauce

Salmon pavé, leek & herb mash, heritage carrots, champagne butter, chive sauce

Délice of lentils with roasted pepper dressing and chickpease (V)


Dessert    Apple and berry crumble tart with cinnamon cream

Classic bread and butter pudding with crème anglaise

Crème brulée with poached blackberries and shortbread biscuit

Please return the completed form together with your cheque to:

Mrs Grace Roberts, 47 Elm Tree Avenue, Tile Hill, Coventry CV4 9EU, by Sunday 10 March 2019   (024 7646 5164)   Please see link below

Coventry 90th


SI Worcester and District ‘Call My Bluff’ Wine tasting!





SI Kidderminster Charity Bridge Drive

SI Solihull Christmas Craft & Cake Sale


SI Central Birmingham 90th Charter Lunch!




SI Leamington and Warwick International night


Dear Friends,

We are pleased to invite you to our International Night on 11th December 2018. We shall meet at the Warwick Masonic Rooms 23. High Street, Warwick CV34 4AX. There is parking at the rear of the building accessible from Back Lane which runs between High Street and Castle Lane. .


As some of you will already know this is our last International Night as the club is due to close in the New Year. It is a poignant time but also an opportunity for club members past and present together with other Soroptimists, club friends and  partners to celebrate our 82 year history.


The evening will commence at 6.45pm with a performance by “Melody  Makers”. Our Traditional Candle Lighting Ceremony will follow when we remember Soroptimists all over the world.

Dinner will be held at 7.30-7.45 pm


After dinner there will be time to reminisce.


There will be a raffle in aid of International President Mariet’s appeal entitled “ Women, Water and Leadership 2017-9.This will be drawn after dinner.


If you would like to join us please email or post June James your menu choices (see attached reply ) and send  a cheque for £22  made payable to S.I. Leamington and Warwick  by 24th November.

June’s address is 17, Eborall Close, Woodloes Park, Warwick CV34 5QA. email address


In Friendship.


Valerie Grimmer,June James, Santosh Kundi, Gillian Ingham, Mary Sue Stathe and Rosemary Went  ( co- Chairmen for 2018/9)

Please open link below to see official invite!



CLUB FUNCTIONS 2018 – 2019


Fri 23 November            SI Stourbridge & District

7:00 for 7:30pm             Literary Dinner at Hagley Golf & Country                                                   Club, Wassell Grove, Hagley, DY9 9JW


Sat 19 January              SI Bromsgrove & Redditch

Quiz for MERU Women’s Garden Project,                                                             Windmill Centre, Redditch


Sat 9 March                   SI Worcester & District,

7:30pm                          Wine Tasting, Powick Village Hall, Powick,                                                           Worcester, WR2 4RT


Sun 24 March                SI Solihull & District

12:30 for 1:00pm           Annual Lunch, Olton Golf Club, Mirfield Rd,                                                        Solihull, B91 1JH


Sat 30th March              SI Coventry

90th Anniversary Dinner, Brandon Hall Hotel,                                                     Coventry CV8 3FW


Wed 24 April                  SI Kidderminster

10:30am                         Charity Bridge Drive. Blakedown Parish                                                               Rooms, 18 Belbroughton Rd, Blakedown,                                                            DY10 3JG

Sun 5th May                  SI Rugby

80th Anniversary Lunch, Rugby School, Rugby


Sat 8 June                     SI Stratford upon Avon & District

7:00 for 7:30pm             60th Anniversary dinner, Ettington Community                                                   Centre

Sat 13 July                    SI Kenilworth & District

7:00 for 7:30pm             50th Anniversary Barn Dance & supper

Kenilworth Golf Club, Crewe Lane, Kenilworth

SI Solihull and District 16th November 2018

Solihull and District Club have been marking the centenary of some women getting the vote a hundred years ago.  On Friday 16th November, at Solihull College, our final event will be held which is a conference looking at democracy today.

You can apply for a place by emailing



SI Rugby 80th Anniversary Celebrations at Rugby School Sunday 5th May 2019



SI Kenilworth and District Save the Dates Golden Anniversary Celebrations  13th and 14 July 2019


SI Stratford and District  Quiz night 19th October in aid of Kori Project


SI Solihull and District Fun in the Park 2018


SI Solihull and District at Widney Manor Station

SI Solihull members celebrating 100 years of votes for women at Widney Manor Station

SI Solihull and District Fashion Show 7th November 2018

See below the link to Solihull’s exciting fashion Show in November in aid of Anawin which supports vulnerable women and children.

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SI Rugby Anti-Slavery Day Coffee Morning 18th October 2018

Below is the link with details of SI Rugby’s Coffee morning in aid of the Purple Teardrop Campaign. All welcome!

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SI Kenilworth and District  join in marking 90 years of Soroptimism of SI Union of the Netherlands, Suriname and Curacao

SI Kenilworth President Anita, Georgie, Tricia and Elaine received a very warm welcome from their Dutch Friendship Link club, SI Arnhem Oost, and their joint German Friendship Link club, SI Remscheid.

The theme of the conference was ‘Empowerment’ and they attended interesting workshops, including one on mentoring.

Over 500 Soroptimists from 15 countries joined the weekend festivities and a full programme of events commenced with a welcome drinks party in the former Royal Palace.  This was followed the next day by a conference with interesting speakers (in English!), afternoon workshops, a fashion show featuring local designers, a cabaret and finished with a walking tour of Leeuwarden.  A canal trip on Sunday gave them the opportunity to experience Leeuwarden from the water.  Leeuwarden is this year’s European Capital of Culture and has a beautiful mixture of old and new architecture.  The atmosphere was relaxed, the weather was good, and they were made to feel so welcome by fellow Soroptimists, and by the residents in the town itself.

It was a really great weekend of fun and laughter and the group were very impressed with the hospitality and organisational skills of their Dutch hosts.  Proceeds from the conference will be donated to The School for Justice project –

Kenilworth hope to welcome all their overseas friends next July at their 50th Golden celebrations





SI Rugby fashion show

Members of SI Rugby hosted a fashion show with Wanda Fashions of Dunchurch to raise money for the Hill Street Summer Scheme for disadvantaged youngsters.

Members of the club modeled the clothes, there was a glass of Prosecco and also a raffle.

Over 120 people attended and hopefully a lot of money will be raised.



President Jan modelling!


SI Kenilworth and District 

Charity Literary Supper

We cordially invite you to our Literary Supper to be held at the Clarendon Arms

30th June 2018 at 7pm

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SI Kenilworth and District

International Womens Day Sing for your supper!

Thursday 8th March 2018. 7 for 7.30pm

at Kenilworth Sports and Social Club

We’d be delighted if you could join us to celebrate International Women’s Day this year.   We’ll be ‘Singing For Our Supper’ led by Rebecca and Bruce Knight of Natural Voices.

Come and learn simple harmony songs from around the world.  This event is open to everyone, whether you are an “only in the shower” singer, or an experienced crooner.  An African proverb goes “If you can walk you can dance, and if you can talk you can sing”, and Bruce and Rebecca will prove this is indeed the case.  Simple songs – quick and easy to learn and satisfying to sing, inspired by International Women’s Day.  Be prepared to move your body and sing your heart out!   NO NEED TO BE ABLE TO READ MUSIC – all songs will be taught by ear.

Bruce has been running singing workshops since 2000, and is known for his easy-going style and infectious enthusiasm.  He is the leader of the 100-strong Songlines Community Choir.   Rebecca runs the Morning Chorus women’s singing group, has taught at previous IWD events, and together Rebecca and Bruce have run singing workshops at camps and festivals in the UK and beyond. 


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SI Solihull Fair Trade Cake off

On Saturday 24th February, Solihull and District Club are co-organisers with Solihull Council on a Fair Trade Cake Off (see attached leaflet).  Bakers of all ages are encouraged to enter, detailing all the fair trade ingredients they have used.  They can also use their imagination and create extraordinary designs.  Last year’s winning design was a hamburger with fries.  There will be cup cakes for children to decorate, and free demonstrations on cake decoration.  If members in Region would like to enter, or have members of their family or friends who would like to enter, then please complete the necessary details.  To date their are over 60 entries.  However, if you would just like to come along and see these amazing cakes, we would love to welcome you

2018 Bake Off Poster

SI Solihull Fun In The Park Event 17th September 2017

Please click on links below to see details of SI Solihull’s Fun In the Park event which is at Tudor Grange Park from 11am-5pm.  In aid of local charities – hope to see you there!
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2017 FITP Dog Show flyer
2017 FITP Kids run free flyer


SI Kenilworth And District Charity Quiz 19th October 2017

Please click on link below for details of SI Kenilworths Charity Quiz this year – raffle on the night with great prizes!

SI Kenilworth & District Quiz flyer vs 2-1 2ndversion


Regional Communications Training Morning

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On 22nd April, members from most clubs in Midland Arden Region attended free workshops to learn new skills in social media, press relations, and ideas for club newsletters.  The aim was for those clubs who currently don’t have Facebook or Twitter sites, to set them up and start using them to promote the fantastic work they do;  build relationships with local TV and press ensuring we attract their attention; and making club newsletters a good communication tool for members; potential members; and maybe even partners.  All of these are excellent ways of promoting the work of clubs within the Midland Arden Region.

SI Midland Arden Region Celebration Luncheon

Celebrating Achievements for the Year, Plans for the Future!

With Guest Federation President Ann Hodgson and guest speaker Mr Max Keen

Date and Time: Sunday 14th May 2017 12 for 12.30 prompt

Hallmark Hotel The Welcombe, Warwick Road, Stratford upon Avon, CV37 ONR

Price : £30 per person

Regional Communications Training Morning

Posted on Monday, March 27th, 2017 at 3:26 pm.

Date and Time: Saturday 22nd April  9am – 12.30pm

Venue: Boots Offices, Aston Cross Business Park, 50 Rocky Lane, Birmingham B6 5RQ

Come and brush up on your communications skills! Workshops free to Midland Arden Soroptimists!   Workshops on offer:




Press Releases

Each workshop will last for one hour and each member can attend two workshops.  Tea/Coffee will be available at registration. Please let Ann Keepax know by 8th April if interested in attending.