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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!

Who We Are in Scotland South Region is explained by the work that we do.

26 11 2020 #Orange the World
26 11 2020 #Orange the World
25 11 2020 – 10 12 2020 Marking the UN 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence.

During this time the images above will change daily.  The colour orange will be a feature. We will orange the world to achieve draw attention to our concerns! Will you be joining with us?

To find out more about the 16 Days of Activism click here.

Congratulations are due to the following Clubs and Members!

Soroptimist in the News!

SI Edinburgh member Carolyn is a Soroptimist in the News on SIGBI website!

She knitted 150 premature baby hats, and some face mask extenders. Carolyn donated them to a Glasgow hospital which she was attending.   Her Lockdown story was published in the People’s Friend Magazine and Edinburgh Evening News.

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

 Certificate of Thanks and Recognition received by SI Paisley!

25 10 2020 Congratulations to SI Paisley on receiving a Certificate of Thanks and Recognition from The Provost of Renfrewshire.

To see certificate click here. To find out more about SI Paisley 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 Soroptimist Centenary 2021 showcasing 100-4-100 outstanding Soroptimists, past and present.

Look for SI Falkirk member Audrey in September 2020 group; SI Kirkcaldy past member Janet in October 2020 group; SI Glasgow City past member Helen in November 2020 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.

2 10 2020 SIGBI Best Practice Awards announced today!

Congratulations to SI Kirkintilloch who won the SIGBI Peace Best Practice Award for their project “Jasmine and Thistle”.  Syrian and Scottish women are brought together by this project to share experiences, skills and form friendships.

To find out more about SI Kirkintilloch click here.

This project addresses UN Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 16, “Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions”.  To learn more about how we are addressing SDG 16 click here.

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

Our Federation, 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.

Meaning of the word Soroptimist:

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 find out more click here.

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

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.

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.