I wish to Welcome you to the website of Soroptimist International Northern Ireland, we belong to the Soroptimist International of Great Britain and Ireland (SIGBI) Ltd Federation, www.sigbi.org, which in turn is one of the four Federations within Soroptimist International (SI); www.soroptimistinternational.org.
Our Federation, SIGBI, was granted Special Consultative Status by the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the United Nations, award notified on 14 08 2013. To find out more visit www.un.org/en/ecosoc. – United Nations Social and Economic Council.
At the heart of our Organisation is Programme Action and this is the main reason why I am a Soroptimist, it is an organisation in which you will find like minded women who care about issues that affect women and girls, who want to make a difference and whilst helping others, we naturally build long lasting friendships, not only within their own club but throughout our Region and throughout the world.
We are currently updating our own website, if you wish to join any of our 13 Clubs in Northern Ireland please contact us through www.sigbi.org.
I am truly honoured to be serving as the Regional President, for such an amazing group of women within the Region of Northern Ireland. I have health issues and could not have completed my year, without the support of not only my Regional executive, but also, the many supportive members within our Region. I am currently near the end of my term of office and will have a full report available for the year 2017-2018, (October) this will include all Regional achievements during the year, including the attendance and presentation at Commission and Status of Women at the United Nations New York, it is only by attending The United Nations that I realised how strong the combined Soroptimist voice is.
If you have some time and would like to make a difference, have your voice heard, as well as make new friendships and socialize then please do consider coming along to any of our Clubs you will be made most welcome.
SINI Regional President 2017-2018