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Farewell to Miss Florence Mary Kirkby M.B.E.

Today, current and former Soroptimists from around the Northern Region attended the funeral of Miss Florence Mary Kirkby (22nd June 1921 – 15th January 2019). The church was crowded with friends, colleagues, and former pupils and it was a wonderful … Continued


Florence Kirkby Funeral Arrangements

It is with sadness that we have to tell you that our long serving member of 46 years, Florence Kirkby, died in hospital in the early hours of Tuesday 15 January aged 98 years. She had a number of falls … Continued


More White Ribbon events

On Sunday 25th November Newcastle Soroptimist’s and members of the Tynemouth Volunteer Life Brigade rescue and support teams gathered at the Watch House in Tynemouth with Northumbria Police & Crime Commissioner/SI Newcastle President Dame Vera Baird QC to show support … Continued



White Ribbon Campaign

Members of SI Newcastle upon Tyne, Christine Lowthian and Jill Smith and the Police and Crime Commissioner/SI Newcastle upon Tyne President Vera Baird met with Newcastle Falcons players Trevor Davison, Adam Radwan and Adam Brocklebank, and the Chief Constable of … Continued




WASPI Women meet Si Newcastle…

  Christine Smith (on the left), gave an impassioned talk to us tonight, about the impossible situation that many women, who were born in the 1950’s, find themselves in when they come to draw their State Pension. WASPI Women are … Continued


Article in Prestige magazine about SI Newcastle member, Laura

Laura started in hospitality aged 16 as a matchday waitress at Newcastle United Football Club’s St. James’ Park. While taking A-levels, Laura became manager of the largest hospitality room at St.James’ Park which can accommodate up to 500 delegates. Laura … Continued