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Open Evening at Jesmond Library on Tuesday 27th November

Newcastle Soroptimists are holding an Open Evening at Jesmond Library on Tuesday 27 November 2018 at 7.0pm. The speaker will be Baroness Joyce Quin who has recently published a book “Angels of the North; notable women of the North East” … Continued


Press release from the Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner, Dame Vera Baird QC acknowledges the assistance given by local Soroptimists in a recent research study.

PRESS RELEASE From Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner, Dame Vera Baird QC Specialist Domestic Violence Courts should do more to stop defendants ‘gaming the system’, improve the courts understanding of coercive control and need Independent Domestic Abuse Advocates at every … Continued



New Start Bags, July 14th hand over…

On Friday, July 14th, S.I. Newcastle upon Tyne were very pleased to receive from Intu Metro Centre Gateshead staff, a number of ‘grab’  bags to be handed over to Chief Inspector Claire Wheatley, of Northumbria Police’s Safeguarding Department. As previously … Continued


Project Choice – final session

Friday June 23rd was the last session of mock interviews, members of SI Newcastle upon Tyne, carried out in this cycle at Gateshead College. Two other members (Christine and Cris) saw their candidates on Tuesday, June 20th.       … Continued


Spreading the word update…

  The Golden Guide has been published annually in Northumberland since 2006. There is a separate edition for Newcastle and North Tyneside available. Its aim has always been to help older people enjoy life by discovering the range of opportunities … Continued


Project Choice

Project Choice This is the second year; Newcastle Soroptimists have been involved with Project Choice at Gateshead College. Our fellow Soroptimists from Sunderland work with the Sunderland cohort of students. Project Choice is a supported internship programme for people with … Continued


Project Choice

Project Choice Friday, April 22nd, Cynthia and Lis interviewing candidates on Project Choice. One of the lecturers, Laura Kane, sat in on the mock interviews. We all felt it was a very successful morning. Two other Soroptimists, Christine Lumsdon and … Continued


Female Genital Mutilation

Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) or Female Circumcision or Cutting FGM is something of which many of us in the UK are unfamiliar. SI Newcastle was invited, along with other clubs in the region, to attend a talk on this harrowing … Continued