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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.

Members enjoying the Opening Lunch in September 2023

Opening Lunch – September 2023

Welcome to SI Perth 2023/2024

Below, you will find information on our Club Meetings and our Syllabus for 2023/2024   

As always, we would be delighted to welcome guests and potential new members to all our meetings.  To attend as a guest or to find out more about us, please email us at:

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 the email address above to contact us.


Also, find out more about us on our Facebook page


SI Perth meet in the Royal George Hotel, Perth, from September to June. Meetings will be a mixture of Zoom and face to face, normally commencing at 6.30 p.m.   

VISITORS are very welcome to attend any of our meetings.  Just contact us by email:  to let us know you’d like to attend.  We have around 25 members at present and would be delighted to welcome more.

SPEAKER MEETINGS 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 normally concluded by 9:00 pm.

SOCIAL EVENTS Examples: Opening Lunch, Christmas meal, Burns Night, Summer Outing and many more.  Some of us also meet monthly for coffee and a chat, often in the Black Watch Café.  

VISITS TO OUR PROJECT PARTNERS  – always enjoyed by everyone who participates.

SYLLABUS – See the new syllabus 2023/2024 below for what is planned for this year and check out our CLUB NEWS PAGES for pictures of some of the events.

FUNDRAISINGWe also organise a few fundraising events during the year and disburse the funds at our AGM in April to causes both local and international.

PROGRAMME ACTIONCheck 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 and working against 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.  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.


SYLLABUS FOR 2023/2024

Items in italic denote special United Nations days/events recognised throughout the world.  Printed in red are our club meetings, visits and activities, the actual dates we meet, to try to celebrate, or work towards the meaning behind these special days  (Photos from events are on our CLUB NEWS 2023/2024 pages once the event has taken place)


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

17th – Opening Lunch (Supporting Malahat Mohammadzai, Bright Future for Afghan Women)   

OCTOBER 2023  

10th – World Mental Health Day

17th – Int. Day for the Eradication of Poverty 

24th – United Nations Day

10th – Club meeting in Royal George, 6.30 p.m. Speaker – Roxanne Kerr, Trauma Healing Together

13th – 21st   Fundraising Charity Shop in George St. Perth 


25 Nov to 10 Dec – Elimination of Violence against Women (16 Days of Activism) 

14th – Presentation by RASAC  7.00 p.m. (Zoom)

25th – SI Perth Silent Vigil (with Violence Against Women Group) in Perth High St.

We will also be participating in other events in Perth during the 16 Days of Activism


10th – Human Rights Day 

12th – Christmas Lunch (collection in support of International President’s Appeal)  Speaker – Amanda Brown, Perth Amnesty Group


24th – International Day of Education

23rd – Club Meeting – Speaker Eve Rytson, Climate Change, Mexico  7.00 p.m.  (Z00m)


6th – International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation

6th – Club Meeting – Speaker Fiona Milne, NSPCC  7.00 p.m.  (Zoom)

MARCH 2024  

8th – International Women’s Day    8th to 16th – International Women’s Day Festival

30th – International Day of Zero Waste

7th – Int. Women’s Day Charity Event in Crieff, (evening) organised by SI Crieff.  In aid of Dress for Success

9th – Int. Women’s Day Event in Blairgowrie International Cafe (Afternoon Event)

30th – “Swap Shop”   tbc

APRIL 2024  

7th – World Health Day

9th – Presentation by SI Pune Metro East (India)  11.00 a.m.  (Zoom)

16th – Visit to Dementia Resource Centre followed by light lunch

23rd – SI Perth AGM – Royal George Hotel  8.00 p.m.  Speaker from SOHTIS

MAY 2024

12th – International Day of Plant Health

20th – World Bee Day  

14th – Summer Outing – Japanese Garden, Dollar 

JUNE 2024

5th – World Environment Day

19th – International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict

20th – World Refugee Day

18th – Talk and tour of gardens at Scone Palace

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

 Int. Women’s Day – Smeaton’s Bridge Perth lit up in purple