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 A fun Quiz Event with Stourbridge Soroptimists

🌎🌎Come and have some fun and laughter with us, testing your knowledge in our Environment quiz.
We are organising a virtual quiz on Sunday 19th July at 12noon, to celebrate our annual Day of Action.
Ticket are priced at £5 per person in aid of our SIGBI charity : Empowering Girls in Nepal.
Price includes a raffle ticket to win a colourful and fragrant bouquet of flowers, delivered to your door or a mystery prize
Please email me at  if you’d like to join us and make a payment to our club’s bank account by 16 July, as follows :
Barclays Bank Sort code: 20-27-17 Account no: 40324051  Name: SI Stourbridge & District    or send a cheque to :
Su Roxburgh – Treasurer 33 Ambrose Crescent Kingswinford DY6 7RE
A link to the Zoom meeting will be sent to all participants on 17 July.
Please do join us for fun, friendship, and laughter – All Soroptimists, friends and family are welcome.

SI Kenilworth & District 50th Anniversary Celebrations

A garden supper party for our Friendship Links, a guided tour of Lord Leycester Hospital with lunch in the Great Hall and a Barn Dance at Kenilworth Golf Club!



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

SI Kenilworth Civic Reception for 50th Anniversary

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.







Solihull Cake Off!

The 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 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 together with guests celebrated their 90th anniversary with a 90th Anniversary Dinner on Saturday, 30 March 2019, at the Brandon Hall Hotel, Brandon.  The guest speaker was Barbara Dixon, Vice President of Soroptimist International of Great Britain and Ireland.

The menu was as follows:-


Vine roasted tomato soup with basil pesto (V)

Parma ham with Pimms marinated melon and parmesan shards

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


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 chickpeas (V)


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 & 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 & 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 6.45 pm 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 the link below to see the official invite!


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


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


SI Solihull & District Fun in the Park 2018


SI Solihull & District at Widney Manor Station

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

SI Solihull & 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 & District Join in Celebrating 90 Years of Soroptimism with 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 was 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 a lot of money will be raised.


President Jan modeling!

SI Kenilworth & District Charity Literary Supper

We cordially invite you to our Literary Supper to be held at the Clarendon Arms on 30th June 2018 at 7 pm

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SI Kenilworth & District International Women’s 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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