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Soroptimist International - Perth

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

Welcome to SI Perth

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, our members are not meeting in person at the moment, only virtually via Zoom.  However, we are still working on projects and hopefully it won’t be long until we are back to our regular meetings again.  Meantime, check out our website if you are interested in finding out more about us.  Our current syllabus  for 2020/2021 is below.   We would be delighted to welcome guests at all meetings – to do this we need your email address to be passed to our secretary. You can do this by clicking on our ‘Contact Us’ page and giving us your details. 

We would also welcome any help with our project work e.g. recycling,  knitting, sewing, lobbying etc.  Click on ‘What We Do’ to see all that is on offer, then use our ‘Contact Us’ page and let us know what you’d like to do.

FOR OUR VERY LATEST NEWS – CHECK OUT OUR

CLUB NEWS 2020

Also, find out more about us on Facebook or check out our newsletter  SI Perth Leaflet

CLUB MEETINGS

Normally, SI Perth meet at 6:30 pm in the Royal George Hotel, Perth, on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month from September to June.  ALL VISITORS WELCOME!!

Wearing Orange to support the fight against Violence Against Women

The meetings often include an interesting speaker, an update on the good causes we work with, a small amount of business and time to chat.  Guests are welcome at all meetings.  The formalities of the evening are concluded by 9:00 pm.

Social events often include an opening lunch, a Christmas meal and a summer outing, as well as a monthly coffee morning at the Black Watch Castle Cafe where members can enjoy a coffee, a scone and a good blether.  Visits to Pitlochry Theatre and to the cinema can also feature in our social calendar, always enjoyed by everyone who participates.

We also organise a few fundraising events during the year and disburse the funds at our AGM in April to causes both locally and internationally.  We have around 19 members at present and would be delighted to welcome more.

As women working globally to help other women and girls, you’ll find fun, friendship and a sense of pride that you are helping to make the world a better place for people who need our help.

Please also check out our Programme Action (What we do) pages to find out a whole lot more about this dynamic and active club, our activities and our contribution to our global society.  Our work falls under five headings – what we call the five P’s.  These are:

  • People      Trying to end poverty and hunger, encourage good health, good education and gender equality
  • Prosperity   Looking at economic growth, renewables, innovation & infrastructure, sustainable communities
  • Planet   Pushing for clean water for all, good sanitation for all, climate action, responsible consumption
  • Peace    Advocating for an end to wars, lasting peace and justice for everyone, e.g. ending modern slavery
  • Partnerships  Working in partnership with organisations with the same goals as ourselves

All our work is linked to the Sustainable Development Goals whether it’s local, national or international.

SYLLABUS FOR 2020/2021

(All are virtual meetings via Zoom until further notice)

SEPTEMBER 2020

8th – Speaker Marjorie Smart from our ‘Empowering of girls in Nepal’ Project.

22nd – MEMBERS’ NIGHT

OCTOBER

13th – Speaker Ann Gourlay (Becoming an Independent Celebrant)

27th – Speaker Dorothea Christiana – United Nations Association UK.

NOVEMBER

10th – Speakers Katie Lang & Pat Stewart, Joint Presidents of Scotland North Region.

24th – Speaker Catherine Wallace, Harbour Counselling

DECEMBER

8th – Potential Christmas Meal – to be arranged nearer the time.  International President’s Appeal.

JANUARY 2021

12th – Speaker Diana McMicking, Firefly International

26th – Speakers Pam Cairns, the Free to Live Trust, and Janice Wilson, Programme Action Officer, SI Scotland North

FEBRUARY

9th – Speaker Jen Stewart, RASAC

23rd – Speaker Ian Baird, Woodland Trust

MARCH

9th – Speaker to be advised

23rd – Speakers Neil Copland, P & K Music Foundation and Sybil Galbraith, SI Crieff

APRIL

13th – ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING with speaker Joy Gillespie, SOHTIS (Survivors of Human Trafficking in Scotland)

27th – Speaker Ann Sheddon, Starter Packs Perth.

MAY

11th – MEMBERS’ NIGHT

25th – Speaker Ruth Alexander, Syrian Refugees

JUNE

8th – Speaker Adele Patrick, Glasgow Women’s Library

22nd – Social Evening

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