SI Esperance celebrate Soroptimist Centenary

Soroptimist Clubs all over the world are celebrating the centenary of Soroptimist International. The first Soroptimist club was chartered on October 3, 1921, in Oakville, California. Soroptimist International is a global volunteer women’s movement that now encompasses a network of five federations with a membership of around 72,000 club members in 121 countries. The organisation

SI Ilkley provide home starter packs for refuge

ILKLEY Soroptimists have donated home starter packs to a Keighley Refuge and have been given an overview of life at the Refuge. They heard there are five to ten referrals for every place, with an age range from 17 to 78. Women are assessed in terms of their risk of harm and death. A toiletries

SI Brixham celebrate Centenary with golden tree

Soroptimists in Brixham have celebrated a 100th birthday – in Golden Sunset style. Soroptimists International are a century old and to commemorate the organisation are planting tress worldwide. The First Action of saving trees was taken in 1921 when they lobbied to save the great Redwoods and established The Redwood Grove in California. A century

SI Croydon club together with Croydon Rotary to reduce waste

Grace Onions, from the Croydon Soroptimists, and Patricia Painting, from the Rotary Club of Croydon, have been collecting used blister packs for recycling by the specialist company TerraCycle. Blister packets are made from rigid plastic sides with an aluminium foil. They are among the more difficult pieces of daily waste to recycle. But Onions and

Fife girls awarded for achievements by SI Kirkcaldy

Four young ladies from the town’s high schools have been presented with Educate to Lead Awards from Soroptimist International of Kirkcaldy. The girls – one from each of the local secondary schools – were all chosen by their schools for a variety of reasons which made them worthy of such an award. The pupils were

SI Anguilla draws attention to human trafficking

The Soroptimist Club of Anguilla, in an effort to develop an awareness of human trafficking, embarked on four days of special activities on Wednesday, July 28th. The launch was made at the Human Affairs Office in The Valley. To highlight the opening of these activities, there was a special address given by the Honourable Minister

SI Esperance advocate for trafficked victims

A Week of Awareness on Human Trafficking was initiated by the Counter Trafficking Unit TT (CTU) in partnership with The InterClub of T&T, an umbrella group of women’s service organisations, of which Soroptimist International Esperance is a member. Activities included interviews, announcements and videos about human trafficking on all media. Particularly enlightening is The Story

Celebrating the Soroptimist Centenary with Emily Wilding Davison

Soroptimist International Epsom & District paid tribute to suffragette Emily Wilding Davison when they visited the new statue in Epsom town centre on Sunday. They are currently celebrating their centenary year (1921 – 2021) and what better way to do this than to take a moment to reflect on how far the women’s movement has

SI St Albans and District complete 100 laps of Verulamium Lake

Members of a St Albans women’s group set themselves a lake-looping challenge to mark the centenary of their organisation. Soroptimist International St Albans and District women’s group and supporters aimed to complete 100 laps of Verulamium Lake to celebrate the Soroptimists’ 100th anniversary. They actually finished 147 laps between them and earned a slice of celebration cake