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Soroptimist International - Salisbury

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

Welcome to SI Salisbury!

membership event

Why do women join SI Salisbury?

Join us at Brown Street for a glass of fizz (or something soft) on 22nd September to find out!

If you are curious about what it means to be a Soroptimist come and meet current members at the informal Brown Street venue. They will tell you about our projects, our passions and our social events over a glass of bubbly.

Being a Soroptimist is about making a difference to the lives of women & girls both here in Salisbury and in the wider world. Find out how by joining SI Salisbury you can make a difference too.

We’d love to know if you’re planning to come so drop us a line at sarumsoropts@gmail.com

Hope to see you there https://www.brownstreet.biz/contact opposite Brown St car park 22nd September 5:30 – 7:30 drop in anytime!

Our news

Our first AGM held ‘in person’ was held on Monday 25th April 2022 at the White Hart Hotel in Salisbury. For the past two years the AGMs had to be Zoom meetings, but this year we were able to hold a hybrid meeting with Zoom for those who couldn’t attend in person and to link with a project we support in Tanzania run by Edukaid. We welcomed two new members, a prospective member and a guest speaker from the Salisbury Women’s Refuge, our other main charity. For more information please see our Club News section.

We have been running hybrid meetings this year to enable members who cannot attend in person to join us by Zoom.

What do we do?

Apart from raising funds to support our two main charities we also have other projects in hand; Her Salisbury Story – a research project to write women back into history, Safer Salisbury – a collaborative project with other organisations in our city to improve safety for all, STEM – to promote science and technology as career choices for girls, Bra collection – sending gently used bras to Africa, Orange the World – raising awareness of domestic violence.

For a quick look at our activities throughout the year, please watch this video.

Why not join us?

We meet on the 4th Monday each month. Our new venue is the White Hart Hotel, St John’s Street, Salisbury. The meeting usually comprises, club business, a speaker, discussion time and if time permits ‘Getting to know us’: one of our members tells us about her life to date.

Our next scheduled meetings are:

September 26 – we will hear from two of the Her Salisbury Story competition prize winners who went on a writing retreat to Tuscany. We will also review our Programme Action and consider new projects for the coming year.

October 24

November 28

For normal meetings, we usually meet in the bar first and take a coffee or a drink through with us.  Please feel free to arrive from 7pm – the meeting will start at 7.30pm. Please email sarumsoropts@gmail.com so we know you are coming.

We do need to conduct club business, but try to keep this as short as possible. Please note that no hard copies of club papers will be available so please bring your own if you need them.  They are available by email or on the members only page which is password protected.

Informal Coffee meet-up

We also meet informally for coffee and a chat at 10.30am on the first Saturday in the month in the cafe area of Salisbury Arts Centre. The next informal get together will be Saturday September 3rd, all welcome! Look for a Soroptimist sign on the table.

September 3

October 1 – no meet-up as we will all be at the Guildhall for the Making Our City Safer event

November 5

December 3

We have many projects underway, but are always ready for new ideas, so come along, meet us, make new friends and see if you would like to be part of the newest women’s club in Salisbury!

Our Year to date

Dates for your diary

22 September – Fizz and Friendship

Bring your friends along to our recruitment event.

1 October – Making Our City Safer

A free public event which we are organising with Safe and Supportive Salisbury.

Keynote speakers: Dame Vera Baird, Victims’ Commissioner and Philip Wilkinson, Wiltshire PCC

There will be displays about Ask for Angela, Safe Places, White Ribbon Campaign, Pubwatch, CCTV and more. Self-defence demonstration.

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