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A very positive evening!!!!

A very positive evening!!!!

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Positivity ! Motivational! Emotional Well-being ! All served in a fun package by Jenny from Rainbow End’s Coaching tonight . Check them out at www.rainbowsendcoaching.com @soroptimists @SIGBI1 #askmewhyiamasoroptimist @women__empowering__women @advocating.mentalhealth

Update from January 26th meeting

Update from January 26th meeting

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Our 2 guest speakers tonight were Kayleigh, an Occupational Therapist in training and Rosemary from SI Durham who works with the CPS Domestic Violence Advisory Panel. Both explaomestic Violence. This topic has unfortunately become increasingly more important during Lockdown. @women__empowering__women @soroptimists @SIGBI1 #askmewhyiamasoroptimist  

The first meeting of 2021

The first meeting of 2021

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At Tuesday’s zoom meeting (January 12th ) we welcomed prospective new member Lesley. We also found out that we had donated £1500 to local food banks. Future plans include providing seeds,pots and compost to a local women’s support group. @newcastlechronicle @newcastlesoroptimists @soroptimistgbi #womasupportingwomen #askmewhyiamasoroptimist    

Christmas via Zoom!

Christmas via Zoom!

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SI Christmas Party 2020 style. Great fun and it was brilliant to catch up with everyone and especially to find out we are going to provide 100 takeaway Christmas lunches through a scheme run by Morrisons’ Supermarkets. Merry Christmas from SI Newcastle upon Tyne🎄🤶🏻@sinewcastle @SIGBI1 @womenworkingforwomen #askmewhyiamasoroptimist

Local Soroptimists Staying Connected #SoroptimistsConnect

Local Soroptimists Staying Connected #SoroptimistsConnect

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  Saturday 18 July is Soroptimist Day of Action and members of Soroptimist International of Newcastle upon Tyne have been staying connected throughout the Covid19 crisis and continue to support and connect with projects local, national and international. S.I. Newcastle President, Christine Jones said: “Soroptimists in Newcastle upon Tyne are working hard to support two local foodbanks: Newcastle West End Foodbank and the Newcastle East Foodbank by making donations of food, toilet rolls and money. In addition, S.I. Newcastle Secretary, Cris Young, has been writing to local supermarkets to ask about the possibility of on-line customers being able to donate to Foodbanks with their weekly shop. At our last Zoom meeting we raised our cups to our local food banks to thank their staff and volunteers for keeping our community fed in this time of crisis’’. So do look out for our posts on Facebook,

Ruth Dodds

Ruth Dodds

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Tuesday March 26th, our speaker was Margaret Bozic, who gave an interesting and lively talk about Ruth Dodds. Her talk was based on Ruth’s diaries written in the 1920’s. Ruth was born in 1890 in Gateshead, and was an author, playwright and councillor of Gateshead. She was one of three daughters of bookbinder and historian Edwin Dodds. She joined the Labour Party after the First World War and was elected to Gateshead Council in 1929. Ruth was passionate about the theatre. Together with her sisters, she was a member of the Progressive Players (formed by Gateshead Independent Labour Party Amateur Dramatic Club). She helped to finance the building of the Little Theatre in Gateshead in 1943. She wrote a number of plays which drew upon both her historical and political interests. This included the ‘The Pitman’s Pay’, about Thomas Hepburn, the miners’ union pioneer.