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Celebrating 75 Years of Service

Renfrewshire Council honoured the Club  with a civic reception to mark 75 years of service at a lunch on 12 June 2022, attended by Depute Provost Cathy McEwan and President of Soroptimist International of Great Britain and Ireland, Cathy Cottridge.  Members past and present, and

Centenary Tree

In December 2021, in partnership with the Friends of Barshaw, the Club planted a white rowan tree in the Peace Garden at Barshaw Park in Paisley, to mark the centenary of Soroptimist International. Six months later it is flourishing and hopefully will go on to

Kiltwalk for Mary’s Meals

Club member Jenifer and her friend Maureen, a member of Soroptimist International of Kirkcaldy (formerly a member of Dundee) completed the Kiltwalk on a beautiful day at the end of April to raise funds for the Scottish based charity Mary's Meals  https://www.marysmeals.org/ The funds raised

Greta Thunberg

After COP 26 in Glasgow, the club bought 12 copies of Greta Thunberg's book " Nobody is too small to make a difference" and offered these to the Education Department at Renfrewshire Council. They were happy to receive the books and arranged for them to

World Environment Day

Saturday 5 June was World Environment Day. Members of the Club were out in their local areas picking up litter.  Sadly a very easy thing to do - no shortage of plastic bottles, cans, packaging of various sorts and face masks to name only a

50 Years of Service

Sheena MacFarlane clocked up 50 years of service as a Soroptimist on 6 April 2021. Sheena was a well known dentist in Paisley until she retired. As well as being congratulated by members of the Club, she was presented with flowers and a long service

Support for Dialysis Patients

Items such as  toiletries,  nighties and pyjamas were provided for patients at the Dialysis Unit in Glasgow’s Queen Eizabeth Hospital following the suggestion of one of our members. Earlier in the year we heard about the work of the Unit, and then Elaine, who attends

Virtual Kiltwalk for Empowering Girls in Nepal

Along with a number of other Soroptimists across Scotland, club members Jenifer McFarlane and Carol Roxburgh had signed up to complete the Glasgow Kiltwalk in April.  One of the many casualties of the pandemic, it lead to them taking part in a virtual Kiltwalk  11

Fundraising in Lockdown?

Soroptimists in  lockdown have been busy keeping in contact and looking at how to continue their work, including through donations to Renfrewshire  Foodbank, Women’s Aid and the STAR project. Maggie Mackean a longstanding Soroptimist,  got on her bike for the 2.6 Challenge in aid of