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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

Below, you will find information on our Club Meetings and our new syllabus for 2021/2022.  

As always, we would be delighted to welcome guests and potential new members to all our meetings.  To attend as a guest, we need your email address to be passed to our secretary. You can do this by clicking on the Contact Us page on the right, and send us your details. 

We would also welcome any help with our project work.  Please click on What We Do to see all that is on offer, then use our ‘Contact Us’ page to let us know if and how you’d like to help.

FOR OUR VERY LATEST NEWS & PICTURES – CHECK OUT OUR CLUB NEWS 2021 FROM THE MENU ON THE RIGHT

Also, find out more about us on our Facebook page

 

CLUB MEETINGS

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. One of these monthly meetings will be a speaker/programme action meeting and the other will have a more social aspect to it.   ALL VISITORS WELCOME!!

Speaker meetings (on Zoom at the moment) are relevant to the type of projects that we do, and usually give an update on the good causes we work for, with a small amount of business and time to chat.  The formalities of the evening are concluded by 9:00 pm.

Social events normally include an opening lunch, a Christmas meal and a summer outing, as well as monthly coffee mornings  where members can enjoy a coffee, a scone and a good blether.  Out-visits to our project partners also feature in our social calendar, always enjoyed by everyone who participates.  See the new syllabus below for some of these out-visits.

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 20 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 check out our Programme Action (What we do) pages to find out more about our busy club, our activities and our contribution to our global society.  The work we do 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, ending violence against women
  • 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 2021/2022

A warm welcome from President Jean, to our three new members, Gina, Judith and Alice

Items in italics denote special days/events recognised throughout the world.  Our club meetings, visits and activities often try to incorporate the meaning behind these special days.

september 2021

8th – World Literacy Day      21st – International Day of Peace

Sun. 12th Sept. – Opening Lunch

Tues. 14th – Club Meeting via Zoom 6.30 p.m. – Presentation by Fiona Miles from Global Sight Solutions

Tues 28th – 1 p.m. Light a Candle for Int. Day of Peace.  Also visit to ESOLperth Centre 2 p.m.  (Please bring  donations of children’s and adult’s books)

OCTOBER 2021

11th  – Int. Day of the Girl Child     16th – World Food Day & Eradication of Poverty    24th United Nations Day 

Tues. 12th – Club Meeting via Zoom 6.30 p.m. – Presentation by Abby Parkhouse of Aberlour Child Care Trust

Tues. 26th – Buffet Lunch to celebrate World Food Day

NOVEMBER 2021

1st to 12th November   COP26 – for more details on this, please click on our  CLUB NEWS 2021        

Thurs. 26th Nov. to Fri. 10th Dec. – 16 Days of Activism (Elimination of Violence Against Women 2021) – SI Perth members will be helping and participating in a number of events during the 16 days.

Tues. 9th – Club Meeting via Zoom 6.30 p.m. – Presentation by Alastair Fraser of the Tayside Communities Woodland Carbon Group

Tues. 23rd – Afternoon Tea at Olivio’s Restaurant

DECEMBER 2021

2nd – Abolition of Slavery         10th – Human Rights Day (SI International President’s Appeal)

Tues. 14th – Christmas Lunch, The Royal George Hotel, 6.30 p.m.

JANUARY 2022

24th – International Day of Education

Tues. 18th – Club Meeting via Zoom 6.30 p.m. – Presentation by Shamim Juma Ali of the Centre for Development & Peace, Kenya (CDP Kenya)

Tues. 25th – Burns Theme, 6.30 p.m.

FEBRUARY 2022

11th – Women & Girls in Science

Tues. 8th – Club meeting via Zoom, 6.30 p.m.  – Presentation by Margaret Emsley, SIGBI Past President

Tues. 22nd – Girlguiding Theme (Thinking Day)

MARCH 2022

8th – International Women’s Day

Tues. 8th – Social Gathering at The Royal George Hotel, 6.30 p.m. – Presentation by Louise Craig of Perthshire Women’s Aid

Tues. 22nd – Club Meeting via Zoom 6.30 p.m. – Presentation by Water Aid

APRIL 2022

7th – World Health Day

Tues. 12th – AGM at The Royal George Hotel 6.30 p.m. – Presentation by Joy Gillespie of SOHTIS (Survivors of Human Trafficking in Scotland)

Tues. 26th – Dances of Universal Peace led by Gina Purrmann 6.30 p.m.

MAY 2022

20th – World Bee Day

Tues. 10th – Club Meeting via Zoom 6.30 p.m. – Presentation by Action Aid

Tues. 24th – Visit to Heather Hills Farm, Blairgowrie

JUNE 2022

5th – World Environment Day          19th – Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict

Tues. 14th – Club Meeting via Zoom 6.30 p.m. – Presentation by Julia Vieyres, Women for Women International

Tues. 28th – Summer Outing

Our summer recess is from the end of June until the beginning of September each year.