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Soroptimist International - Northern Ireland

Soroptimist International of Northern Ireland is part of a worldwide organisation of women, which is linked to the United Nations.

Welcome to SI Northern Ireland

My name is Violet Bowler, known to all as Vi. I took early retirement in 2009 as a Senior Lecturer in Health, Social Care and Early Years. I originally trained as Nurse and Health Visitor and found my way into education in 1985. Home schooling our 5yr old grand daughter early this year was a test of endurance and resilience  , I rest my case !!

In my spare time I enjoy playing golf and I’m a member of Bangor Golf Club where I also served as the Ladies Secretary and Social Convenor. I chair the Bangor Support Group for N.I Hospice and Children’s Hospice. The group raises much needed funds to enable the provision of care for those with a life limiting condition. 

I enjoy singing ( along with others )  and joined the Ballyholme Star Singers  after hearing the group perform at SI Bangor. Sadly the choir and all the fun we have, has been a casualty of the COVID Pandemic.

I am Public Speaking Convenor for SI Bangor. This Annual Regional Competition started in Bangor and is now approaching it’s 40th year.

I enjoy travel, reading, films, musical theatre and family life.

Thank you for visiting our page. Please do come and join us at any of our clubs in Northern Ireland. Keep a look out too for the introduction of an E Club in the Region.

I look forward to meeting up with you 

In friendship

Vi