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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.

 IMPORTANT MESSAGE Soroptimist International Perth echo the sentiments of everyone in being horrified at what is happening in Ukraine at the moment.  As Soroptimists, our core principles include the advancement of human rights for all and international peace and security.  Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is a grave violation of international law and the United Nations Charter and will have severe humanitarian consequences for civilian populations.  Our thoughts are with the thousands of displaced women and girls, not only from Ukraine but throughout the world. 

Welcome to SI Perth

Below, you will find information on our Club Meetings and our Syllabus for 2022.   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 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 meetings will be a speaker/programme action meeting and the other will have a more social aspect to it.  Not all meetings involve a meal – these are only for special occasions!

ALL VISITORS WELCOME to attend any of our meetings.  Just contact us to let us know you’d like to attend!!

Speaker meetings (sometimes on Zoom) 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 include things like: our Opening Lunch, a Christmas meal, perhaps a Burns Night meal, and a summer outing, as well as monthly coffee afternoons, where members can enjoy a coffee/tea, 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 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.

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.


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.


11th – Women & Girls in Science

Tues. 8th – Club meeting via Zoom, 6.30 p.m.  – Presentation on STEM for Women and Girls by Margaret Emsley, SIGBI Past President

Tues. 22nd – Girlguiding Theme (Thinking Day)

MARCH 2022

8th – International Women’s Day

Tues. 8th – Virtual Meeting on Zoom 6.30 p.m. – Celebrating International Women’s Day with presentations from Louise Craig of Perthshire Women’s Aid and from SI Perth, plus something a little different!  All members and guests welcome.

Tues. 22nd – Virtual Meeting on 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 – Virtual Meeting on 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 – Virtual Meeting on Zoom 6.30 p.m. – Presentation by Julia Vieyres, Women for Women International

Tues. 28th – Summer Outing – details will be advised shortly.

Our summer recess is from the end of June until the beginning of September each year.  The new Syllabus, from Sept. 2022 will be displayed as soon as possible.

                International Women’s Day – Smeaton’s Bridge, Perth lit up in purple on 8th March