Please contact us now and find out what a supportive group we can be.
Email: Norwichsoroptimist@outlook.com Or Via Facebook SI Norwich
Do you want to make a difference?
Are you a woman who…
- would like to network, have fun, socialise and make friends too?
- is interested in topics and talks, learning new things and raising funds for local groups and national campaigns?
- cares about helping other women and girls have access to learning opportunities, better health care and a more secure life?
- would work and lobby for women’s rights at home and around the world?
- would like to make friendship links with other groups, both nationally and internationally, and visit for events or behind the scene tours of their countries/ areas?
Come along to meet your local Soroptimists and find out who they are…
We meet in person on the 3rd Monday evening at 7pm at the Norwich Girls High School , 95 Newmarket Road, Norwich. NR2 2HU. Zoom meetings are helpd weekly even just for a chat.
If you are a woman in Norwich or Norfolk and want to find out more then please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or Via Facebook SI Norwich
International Women’s Day 2023
1) on Sat March 11th 2pm our Club will have a fund raiser at the Octagon,St Peter Mancroft Church, Norwich.
Speakers from Rosie’s Plaques will come and describe their work….
(connects with women’s issues in respect of getting recognition for women in our community)
plus coffee and cake !
Tickets in advance £10 from
or ring 01603 629557
2) on Sat March 4th at 13.30 there will be a Webinar with some interesting speakers
for International Women’s Day. It has been arranged by our Federation and the theme
is one some of us are grappling with ……. use of IT.
You just have to sign up for it on line to join the session and it is free.
London Anglia Region
In 2021 Soroptimists from King’s Lynn to Southend on Sea at last met to
celebrate the 50th Anniversary of London Anglia Region
So 50 members came for an AGM and celebration Lunch on 7th August 2021
in Newnham College , Cambridge plus
Not just two presidents
Regional President Mell , Federation President Elect Cathy and President Elect Sharon
Sorting out Cathy’s regalia
A Centenary Tree for Norwich
The Paulownia ( foxglove tree) now stands in the gardens of one of the historical areas of Norwich to be enjoyed by citizens, walkers by the river and visitors
Hopefully in early spring in the next year or two it will provide lovely lilac/purple flowers for passers by to enjoy
Centenary tree; gift to Norwich City :planted under Covid 19 restrictions in Spring 2021
Marking the SI Centenary year the club has linked with Norwich Castle.
The Castle is being refurbished and has a sponsorship scheme “Adopt an Object”
We have sponsored two objects related to women which will go on display in 2022.
Silver Seal matrix (2.8×2.3 cms)
DE LEAL AMOR IEO SVY FLOVR I am the flower of the true love says the inscription on this exquisite seal matrix from the 14th century. Decorated with a beautiful female figure wearing elegant dress, this would have been the personal object of a high-status lady. She would have used it to seal her own correspondence. A symbol of her power, individuality and literacy perhaps? What a way to mark your letters! Whether a wonderful gift for the prolific writer, a romantic gift to a loved one, or a symbol of your own authority, this seal matrix is perfect for you.
The inscription will read :“To mark the Centenary of Soroptimist International – the women’s service organisation ”
Caister Pilgrim Badge (3.9×2.1 cms) made of lead.
Richard Caister was a renowned priest and poet whose reputation inspired thousands of medieval pilgrims to visit his tomb at St Stephens Church, Norwich. As vicar of St Stephens, he wrote and preached in English, much like contemporaries Julian of Norwich and Margery Kempe. He defended Margery when she was accused of heresy, open to the idea that God may inspire a woman. It was likely Margery who encouraged the first pilgrimages to his tomb, which became a shrine attracting pilgrims from all over England. Retrace their steps by adopting this badge, found at the Globe Theatre in London, and celebrate the 6th centenary of his death in 2020. This object would be a perfect gift for someone undertaking or preparing for a journey, spiritual or otherwise.
The inscription will read:
“Soroptimists support women and the badge links to great women like Julian of Norwich and Margery Kempe. ”
100 for 100 – Its Soroptimist International ‘s Centenary
SI Norwich took up the 100 for 100 challenge
by knitting Easter chicks filled with a chocolate egg.
During lockdown we have been supporting a local Primary School
and will deliver them as a treat before Easter.
The idea came from watching Margaret Cook knitting chicks on our regular Zoom
with our Friendship link SI Ilkley .
International Women’s Day 2021—–8th March
Zoom meeting with WI, NOPF, Victim Support