About Poole Soroptimists

Members Amanda, Helen, Sue, Marion and Pauline at the February Open Evening

Members Amanda, Helen, Sue, Marion and Pauline at the February Open Evening


Who are Poole Soroptimists?

Soroptimist International Poole is a friendly, active club and the local branch of the world-wide women’s voluntary organisation, Soroptimist International. Soroptimists are women who help other women improve their lives by identifying and delivering projects that result in improved education, health and emotional and financial development and stability. Working together for the betterment of other women and girls, Soroptimist International has recently been called an ‘unstoppable force for good’ with Education, Enabling and Empowerment of Women at its heart.

What do Poole Soroptimists do?

Poole Soroptimists do thought-provoking and challenging action, ranging from human trafficking campaigns, knitting hats for Nepalese babies, providing Loves Me / Loves Me Not bookmarks on safe relationships in our local community and sponsoring the education of a student in Kenya. Our fund-raising activities are varied and benefit local causes close to the hearts of local people – this year, we are supporting Bees Abroad in Nepal, and the Teenage Cancer Trust.

Where and When do we get together?

We meet every second Monday of the month in the VIP Suite at the lovely Salterns Marina Hotel overlooking Poole Harbour and enjoy catching up over a bite to eat in the hotel’s Bistro before getting down to our meeting. We vary the format of our meetings – at some, we have a speaker to bring us up to speed on issues we’re working on or planning whilst on other evenings we have a round table discussion. We’re always delighted to be joined by guests – you’ll find a warm welcome, lively and informed debate and most guests are surprised and interested by our projects.

In addition to our work, we organise a number of social get-togethers throughout the year and have a very popular book club, all designed to bring us together within our club and with the other voluntary organisations in and around Poole.

This website has lots of information about our projects, fund-raisers and events. We hope you’re inspired to find out more, come along to an event or to join – just drop an email to enquiries@sipoole.org.uk

Interested in joining Soroptimist International? Our next meeting is on Monday 8th May, you’d be very welcome to come along!

Come along at 7.30pm on Monday 8th May. We meet in the VIP Suite at the Salterns Harbourside Hotel in Lilliput, Poole. Our speaker is Sally Harvey, AOK Rucksack Appeal. All welcome.