SI Nottingham Club meetings are held at 19.30 on the 1st and 3rd Monday of the month. Normally the 1st Monday is held on Zoom and the 3rd Monday is held in the at The University of Nottingham.
Our club meetings are very varied. Sometimes we will have a speaker to educate and inspire us, whilst other meetings focus on activities we are involved in, or activities such as putting together welcome packs for the refuges.
Whatever the focus of the meeting, there is always time for members to catch up with each other, find out what everyone’s been up to, and enjoy a coffee. Visitors and new members are always welcome, and everyone is happy to explain what’s going on.
If you would be interested in coming along you would be very welcome.
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What have we been doing?
United Nations 16 Days of Action to Raise Awareness of Gender Based Violence
On 25th November 2023, members gathered in the centre of Nottingham to hand out orange ribbons to members of the public together with postcards showing contact details of organisations which support victims of domestic violence. Over 400 ribbons were handed out , resulting in hundreds of conversations which spread the message that this was the UN’s Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. Over the following 16 days, more activities are planned
The Audrey Jones Soroptimist Student Journalist Award 2023
On Thursday July 13th Karen and Sue were welcomed at Nottingham Trent University into an Oscars style award session; lots of broadcasting journalism awards were given with speeches and snippets of the top few nominations each time. Our winner was Kate Strong with “Bonded by a Stitch”. Kate was lovely, so thrilled and friendly. She was happy for us to put the film or whatever on our website and Facebook. She put it on YouTube but they took it down straight away because it has images of babies on it. She will be happy to speak to the club but it may have to be on Zoom as she is hoping for a job at GMTV in London.
On 25th November 2022, on The International Day For The Elimination of Violence against Women and Girl’s, SI Nottingham began The UN’s 16 days of Activism with an event at The Nottingham Playhouse. The event began with a 2 minute silence to remember the 85 UK women that have been killed by a male perpetrator since the beginning of January 2022. We heard some shocking statistics around Domestic Violence read by a member of The Nottinghamshire Federation of WIs as well as heard about two of our projects- The Nottingham Trent University Journalism Award and The DV Courts project. The event was attended both The Sheriff of Nottingham Cllr Nicola Heaton &, The Mayor of Nottingham Cllr Wendy Smith.
A special poem was commissioned for the event by Nottingham Poet and Social Activist Cara Thompson called The Meadow Fire & an Art installation (The Orange Meadow) was displayed outside the Theatre consisting of individually crafted, knitted orange flowers.
By Dusk many Nottingham Landmark buildings were lit in Orange to show that Nottingham says NO! to gender based violence.
We will be active on November 25th 2022 at our event in partnership with Nottingham Playhouse and Nottingham Federation of WI.
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To celebrate the 100 year Centenary of Soroptimist International, Soroptimists have planted over 125,000 trees worldwide.
SI Nottingham embarked on a 6 month Project with Forest Designer & Re-wilder Rachel Richards and with permission from Farm Owner David Rose of FarmEco in Screveton in the last two weeks of April 2021 SI Nottingham planted a ‘Miyawaki style’ Forest with over 450 Native trees and shrubs.
Two pear trees were planted in March 2021 in the Community garden at Greens Mill, Sneinton Nottingham. One tree celebrates the 85 anniversary of the Charter of SI Nottingham, the other represents SI Karlsruhe, with which Nottingham City is twinned. You can see our club member Sue planting with the help of the Greens Windmill Gardeners
To watch the video of our previous planting at FarmEco in Screveton, Nottingham CLICK HERE
NOTTINGHAM SOROPTIMIST TRUST – https://nottinghamsoroptimisttrust.org.uk
Nottingham Soroptimist Trust is a Registered Charity, whose Trustees are mostly members of SI Nottingham. Applications are welcomed twice a year from women who need initial help at the start of their career.
Soroptimist International Vision and Mission
SI Nottingham is part of a global network of more than 3,000 Soroptimist Clubs worldwide. Members are active locally through service and fund-raising projects, and at national and international levels in partnership with other Soroptimist clubs and organisations, to improve the lives of women and girls.
Women and Girls will achieve their individual and collective potential, realise aspirations and have an equal voice in creating strong, peaceful communities worldwide.
Soroptimists transform the lives and status of women and girls through education, empowerment and enabling opportunities by using awareness raising, advocacy and action.