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Soroptimist International - Scotland South

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

Welcome to the website of SI Scotland South Region!

SI SS R Playing Cards Project 2021

Launched on International Women’s Day (IWD) 8 03 2021.

SI SS R Centennial Playing Cards Project.

Each set of Playing Cards, together with Information Booklet, tells the stories of 52 special women, all SI SS R members past and present.

First Region President, reverse of Card, Current Region President
First Region President, reverse of Card, Current Region President

To find out more/order a set or sets of these unique Playing Cards with Information Booklet click here.

Our Office Bearers and Representatives

To find out who our Office Bearers and Representatives are click here.

Who We Are in Scotland South Region is explained by the work that we do.  Some examples are as follows:

3 03 2021 SI Dunfermline St David's Day with SI Haverford West
3 03 2021 SI Dunfermline St David’s Day with SI Haverford West

The photos shown above have been taken at Club and Region events.  They are changed weekly.

This week’s photo:

3 03 2021 SI Dunfermline members celebrating St David’s Day with Friendship Link Club SI Haverford West.

To find out more about SI Dunfermline click here.

To learn more about what we do click here.

Soroptimist Centenary 2021

4 10 2020 Soroptimist Centenary 2021; 100-4-100
4 10 2020 Soroptimist Centenary 2021; 100-4-100

4 10 2020 Congratulations to those Clubs whose members are being included in the SI Centenary 2021 showcasing 100-4-100 outstanding Soroptimists, past and present.

Look for the information on the following SI SS members, past and present, published at the beginning of each month:

2020

Audrey, SI Falkirk member, September 2020 group.

Janet, SI Kirkcaldy past member, October 2020 group.

Helen, SI Glasgow City past member, November 2020 group.

Florence, SI Kirkcaldy past member, December 2020 group.

2021

Alice, SI Kirkintilloch member, January 2021 group.

Ann G, SI Glasgow City member, February 2021 group.

Agnes, past member of the former SI Glasgow Central, now included in SI Glasgow City, March 2021 group.

Margaret T. Cowan 1928-2018 SI Glasgow City, former member of SI Glasgow  Central, now included in SI Glasgow City, past member; April 2021 group.

Mrs Annie N. Turnbull ARIBA, SI Dunfermline President 1954, past member, April 2021 group.

Catherine Salt, died 2001, joined as a member of SI Glasgow South, now included in SI Glasgow City, past member, May2021 group.

Mrs Catherine Carmichael Sharp MBE, 1917 -1995, President SI Dunfermine 1074; past member, May 2021 group.

Dr Anne McAllister, 1892-1983, SI Glasgow City, past member, June 2021 group.

Mima Robertson, 19-1 – 1985, SI Dunfermline, past member, June 2021 group.

 

Learn about their amazing contributions!

To find out more click hereAfter reaching this page you will see a second link, “Click on this Link for Showcases” to find the information you are looking for.

Soroptimist International of Scotland South region (SI SS R)

 SI Scotland South Region is one of the two Scottish Regions within Soroptimist International of Great Britain and Ireland (SIGBI) Ltd. To find out more about SIGBI click here.  SIGBI is one of the five Federations within Soroptimist International (SI).  To find out more about SI click here.

The two Regions in Scotland are Scotland North and Scotland South.

Special Consultative Status at the UN

SIGBI was granted Special Consultative Status by the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the United Nations.  This award was notified on 14 08 2013.  To find out more click here.

What is the meaning of the word Soroptimist you may ask?

The word Soroptimist is a combination of the Latin words “soror” meaning Sister and “optima” meaning best – so, we want the best for women.

 Vision:  Women and girls will achieve their individual and collective potential, realise aspirations and have an equal voice in creating strong and peaceful communities worldwide.

Mission: Soroptimists transform the lives and status of women and girls through education, empowerment and enabling opportunities.

The Principles of Soroptimism:

The principles of Soroptimism are to strive for:

  •  The advancement of the status of women;
  •  High ethical standards;
  •  Human rights for all;
  •  Equality, development and peace; and
  •  The advancement of international understanding, goodwill and peace.

Number of Clubs in Scotland South Region:

As from March 2016 there are 10 Clubs in Scotland South Region as follows: 

SI Dunfermline: to find out more about SI Dunfermline click here.

Facebook: To visit SI Dunfermline on Facebook click here.

Twitter: To visit SI Dunfermline on Twitter click here.

SI Edinburgh: To find out more about SI Edinburgh click here.

Facebook: To visit SI Edinburgh on Facebook click here.

SI Falkirk: To find out more about SI Falkirk click here .

Facebook: To visit SI Falkirk on Facebook click here.

SI Girvan and District:  To find out more about SI Girvan click here. 

SI Glasgow City: To find out more about SI Glasgow City click here.

Facebook: To visit SI Glasgow City on Facebook click here 

Twitter: To visit SI Glasgow City on Twitter click here.

SI Hamilton: To find out more about SI Hamilton click here.

Contact E mail address: hamiltonsoroptimists@gmail.com

Facebook: To visit SI Hamilton on Facebook click here.

SI Kirkcaldy: To find out more about SI Kirkcaldy click here.

Facebook: To visit SI Kirkcaldy on Facebook click here

SI Kirkintilloch and District: To find out more about SI Kirkintilloch and District click here.

Facebook: To visit SI Kirkintilloch on Facebook click here.

SI Paisley: To find out more about SI Paisley click here.

Facebook: To visit SI Paisley on Facebook click here.

SI West Lothian: To find out more about SI West Lothian click here.

Facebook: To visit SI West Lothian on Facebook click here.

Proposed SSR Area Club 2019:

Innovative:

The new Club will be innovative in its format, made up of “Satellite Groups”. The small groups will meet independently at venues and times suited to the members.

Flexible:

The Area Club will be organised in a flexible way.  There will be some face to face meetings.  Members will also make use of available technologies for communication.

For Women in Rural Areas:

SSR Area Club 2019 is intended to attract women in rural areas and those who may find it inconvenient to attend a conventional Club.

Facebook:  facebook.SSRareaClub

Email: ssrareaclub2019@gmail.com

To view the D & G subpage on this website click here.

To view the D & G Proposed New Area Club Website click here.

31 10 2020 Change of Insignia Ceremony: SIGBI 86th Conference, Belfast.

This was the first ever Virtual Conference for SIGBI, well supported by members.

Second Year in office for SI SS R President Tina!

President Tina began her second year in office, under Presidency of incoming SIGBI President Johanna, whose logo is below.

22 11 2020 SIGBI President Johanna's Logo; Believe to Achieve
22 11 2020 SIGBI President Johanna’s Logo; Believe to Achieve

To follow President Tina on her journey during her term of office click here.

President Tina is a member of SI Dunfermline.  To find out more about SI Dunfermline click here.

October 2020 New Resources:

Have you seen our new range of publicity leaflets, to be considered for use at your events?  If not please click here to view.

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