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Membership in Scotland South

Membership in Scotland South

The many and varied achievements and interests of the Membership in Scotland South Region are described on this page..

King’s Birthday Honours List 2024

Surprise Award for SI Hamilton member Gwen!

Congratulations are due to SI Hamilton Programme Action Officer Gwen, who was awarded Medallist of the Order of the British Empire, (BEM), for Charitable Services in South Lanarkshire.

See entry in Birthday Honours List, UK of Friday 14 June 2024,  The London Gazette, Supplement 1, page 32, last name column 1; The London Gazette, Supplement No 1, 15 06 2024.

Gwen was nominated for this award by the SSPCA, 25 years service; seconded by Marie Curie, 20 years service.  Gwen has been asked if she would agree to have the information about her BEM published in the SSPCA magazine.

Photos to celebrate Gwen’s achievement:

Below are some photos of Gwen in her various fundraising outfits, her SSPCA ID card, plus one with her beloved dog, Orla.

Long Service given by member recognised!

SI Edinburgh member Kathleen received gift of quaich in recognition of her log service to Edinburgh Sir Walter Scott Club, 6 06 2024.

To learn more about SI Edinburgh click here; for Sir Walter Scott Club click here.

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SI Edinburgh member Kathleen received quaich for log service to Sir Walter Scott Club, 6 06 2024.
Thanks for volunteering!

SI Glasgow City member Pat received volunteer certificate to thank her for her many years of support for Tomorrow’s Women Glasgow for women leaving the Criminal Justice System.

To learn more about SI Glasgow City click here.

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SI Glasgow City member Pat with volunteer certificate for her support for Tomorrow’s Women, Glasgow, 10 06 2024.
SI SS R Meeting 8 06 2024:
 Speakers:
  • Hannah. primary school teacher from Fife, a survivor of abuse, spoke on her experiences and what she is doing to make positive changes to help others.
  • Zoom speaker Livia, Head of Projects at NOVE, an Italian NGO which has been operating in Italy since its foundation in 2012, and Afghanistan since 2023.  NOVE helps vulnerable people, especially women, children and people with disabilities.  Livia spoke on her work in Afghanistan.  To learn more about NOVE click here.
Quiz Mistress:

SI Kirkcaldy member Roberta presented two Environmental Quizzes (fun. multiple choice and educational). To learn more about SI Kirkcaldy click here.

Photos:

Below are some photos taken at the meeting:

First photo shows SI Dunfermline member Marian giving a talk on Smalls for All. To learn more about SI Dunfermline click here; for Smalls for All click here.

Second photo shows collection of gently worn bras and new pants for Smalls for All.

Third photo shows collection of gently worn bras and new pants for Small for All, used print cartridges and used stamps.

Fourth photo shows SI SS R IPP Aileen with her gift of photo album and memory stick as a memento of, and to thank her for. her second year of office as SI SS R President 2022, 23.

SI Hamilton member Morag, who has prepared photo albums for IP Presidents for many years presented Aileen with her gift.

Aileen now SI SS R FCC is a member of SI Falkirk.  To learn more about SI Falkirk click here; for SI Hamilton click here.

Fifth photo shows the hamper which was raffled for Marie Curie and collection of used spectacles for use in developing countries.  To learn more about Marie Curie click here.

Sixth photo shows SI Paisley member Jean who won the raffle;  well done Jean!  To learn more about SI Paisley click here.

Seventh photo is a Group photo.

Another successful year for SI Kirkcaldy!
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SI Kirkcaldy President Sally presenting Vice President Patricia with her Vice President badge, 6 05 2024.

SI Kirkcaldy President Sally is continuing as President for a further 6 months, when President Elect Maureen will take over as President.

To learn more about SI Kirkcaldy click here.

SI Glasgow City joint planning for 2024,25!
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SI Glasgow City, Incoming Joint Presidents, Liz & Margaret. May 2024.

To learn more about SI Glasgow City click here. 

 

Another Successful Year for SI Falkirk!

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SI Falkirk AGM Outgoing Joint Presidents Margaret, Alison, Incoming President Sarah 25 04 2024.

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SI Falkirk Incoming Joint Presidents Elect, Susan & Fiona, 25 04 2024.

To learn more about SI Falkirk click here

Another Successful Year for SI Dunfermline!

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SI Dunfermline Outgoing President Eva & New Member Dee, AGM, 25 04 2024.

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SI Dunfermline Outgoing President Eva, Incoming President Ann, Vice President Estelle, AGM 25 04 2024.

To learn more about SI Dunfermline click here.

Conference Speaker was a Soroptimist!

20 04 2024 SI Glasgow City members Madeleine, Ruth and Fiona set up a stall at the Annual Conference of the British Association of Speakers. They were pleased to meet President Catherine, SI Leamington Spa, who spoke on the Diamond Jubilee Fund. President Catherine is 3rd left in photo below.

To learn more about SI Glasgow City click here.

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SI Glasgow City stall at Annual Conference of British Association of Speakers, 20 04 2024.
100 Years of Service by 3 SI Hamilton members !

11 04 2024 Photos below show the 3 SI Hamilton members proudly displaying their Long Service Certificates: Joint President Margaret McFarlane, 30years; Marilyn Jack 40years; Irene Henderson 30years; total 100 years!

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SI Hamilton Long Service Awards, Margaret 30years, Marilyn 40years, Irene 30years, 11 04 2024.

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SI Hamilton Collage photo of Long Service Awards, Margaret, Marilyn & Irene, 11 04 2024.

To learn more about SI Hamilton click here.

In Memory of Former Member!

SI Glasgow City member Liz is seen presenting the Agnes Duncan Music Trophy to the winning soloist at Glasgow Music Festival, 27 03 2024.  Agnes Duncan was a former member of SI Glasgow City.

To learn more about SI Glasgow City click here.

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Glasgow Music Festival Programme, Agnes Duncan Trophy, 27 03 2024

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SI Glasgow City member Liz presenting Agnes Duncan Trophy 27 03 2024.

Honorary Membership of SIGBI!

SI Edinburgh member now Honorary Member of SIGBI!

Congratulations to Pat Black, SI Edinburgh, on becoming and Honorary Member of SIGBI in recognition of her many years of dedicated work with Soroptimist International, January 2024.

To learn more about SI Edinburgh click here.

Achievements of SI Glasgow City members marked at their Festive Lunch 2 12 2023!

Collage photo below shows two members Brenda holding Long Service Certificates; Brenda 40 years, Fiona 25 years.  New member Christine is seen holding her new Member Certificate.

Congratulations ladies!

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SI Glasgow City members Brenda 40 years service, Fiona 25years, Christine New Member, 2 12 2023.

To learn more about SI Glasgow City click here.

 

77th Anniversary!

Photos below were taken at SI Paisley’s 77th Annual Function, this year a Lunch, on 19 11 2023.  To learn more about SI Paisley click here.

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70th Anniversary!

SI Kirkcaldy members celebrated their 70th Anniversary on 13 10 2023.

First three photos below are scanned press cuttings from Fife Free Press, 12 10 2023.

Fourth photo ~ member Jenny, who made the cake, with President Sally, cutting the cake.

Fifth photo ~ guests from SI Staffordshire.

Sixth photo ~ SI Kirkcaldy members Kathleen, Thelma & Audrey.

Seventh photo ~ Guest speaker Marion Todd, writer.

Eighth photo ~ Top Table members & guests.

To learn more about SI Kirkcaldy click here.

50 Years Service!

Congratulations to SI Kirkcaldy member Helma!

Members' Achievements.
SI Kirkcaldy President Sally presenting 50Years Service Certificate & Golden Rose Bush to Helma, 8 10 2023.

To learn more about SI Kirkcaldy click here.

International Friendship:

First and second photos below show SI Edinburgh members Anna and Pat meeting Karen from Australia in the Scottish National Portrait Gallery, 20 8 2023.  Edinburgh is popular with visitors to Scotland.

Friendship:

Third photo below shows SI Dunfermline members Eva and Jane enjoying a visit to Edinburgh Book Festival, 18 08 2023.

To learn more about SI Edinburgh click here; for SI Dunfermline click here.

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Posters at SI Convention July 2023!

Photos below show the joint SNS Region poster and SI Kirkcaldy member Roberta’s poster, which is also included in the joint SNS Region poster.

Congratulations Roberta! Well done!

To learn more about SI Kirkcaldy click here.

Joint SNS Regions Poster at SI Convention, July 2023.
Joint SNS Regions Poster at SI Convention, Dublin, July 2023.

Stitches for Survival Panel at SI Convention, Dublin.
SI Kirkcaldy member Roberta’s Stitches for Survival Panel at SI Convention, Dublin, 2023.

To keep up with SI Convention news click here.

Resources for the Membership of Scotland South:

Publicity Flyers/Leaflets

The following Publicity Flyers/Leaflets, describing some of our concerns, are for Club members’ use.

Fiona Jones from Dunblane has kindly prepared them for us.   Members can use them at events.

We advocate for human rights and gender equality. To view flyer by click on SoroptimistMembership DL

Join us to give a global voice to women and girls!  To view flyer click on: soroptimistsJOINUS1  

No country has achieved gender equality! To view flyer click on soroptimistsJOINUS2

The following flyers are concerned with violence and abuse:

Women and girls continue to experience multiple forms of violence at home and in public. To view flyer click on soroptimistsJOINUS3

Domestic Abuse does not discriminate, it can happen to anyone, at any age.  To view flyer click on soroptimistsJOINUS4

If printing, the advice is to print on A5 card.

 

Membership and Club Achievements:

Proposed New Club:

New opportunities for Membership in Scotland South!

We have been working in Dumfries and Galloway to establish a new style Club suitable for the area.  To find out more click here.

Number 63

Benefits of Membership!

Number 63 Bayswater Road, London W2 3PH is a Bed and Breakfast Hotel in the heart of London, owned by Soroptimists since 1948.

To be kept in mind when next planning a visit to London.  Friends, relatives should know about it too.

To find out more click here