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SI SS R Playing Cards Project 2021

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December 2021 Playing Cards described below are now available from SIGBI Shop.  To order click here.

SI Scotland South Region Playing Cards Project 2021

   Project Launch: International Women’s Day – March 8, 2021

         IWD  Campaign Theme 2021: #ChooseToChallenge
First Region President, reverse of Card, Current Region President


A challenged world is an alert world.  Individually, we’re all responsible for our own thoughts and actions – all day, every day.

We can all choose to challenge and call out gender bias and inequality. We can all choose to seek out and celebrate women’s achievements.  Collectively, we can all help create an inclusive world.

From challenge comes change, so let’s all choose to challenge.

Our Card Set tells the stories of the many women who have challenged, providing an opportunity to ‘Celebrate women’s achievement’ within our Region.

Order Forms attached here.



“‘Standing on the shoulders of giants’ is a phrase which has always appealed to me.  The fact that, as women in the 21st century we have so many freedoms and advantages that Suffragists and the first Soroptimist sisters fought so hard to achieve, means that we should never take our relative freedoms for granted.  Since the first club was formed in Oakland California 100 years ago, thousands of women across the world have given service to improve the lives of women and girls.

For the project I envisaged using images of women from Clubs in Scotland South Region in a unique memento of the year, producing a well-designed, top quality pack of playing cards.

This set, a pack of cards and booklet with biographical details of the women featured on the cards gives our Region the opportunity to mark 52 special women in a unique way, to do something original. The end product will be a useful gift for a speaker, a memento to keep sharing with friends and with our Friendship Link Clubs”.

Melanie Brickley, Membership Officer, Creative Design Lead Scotland South Region 2020.
The cost of the Set is £8.00 including UK postage.

Order Form 1 using “Word” for email return and for bank transfer payment is attached.

To access Order Form 1 click on SI Cards Order form v7 02032021 Form1.

Order Form 2 is a PDF which can be printed & used to pay by cheque or bank transfer is attached here.

To access Order Form 2 click on 2SI Cards Order form v7 Form 2 02032021.

Overseas orders will be charged at cost plus postage.

The Playing Card Project is not intended to be a Fund-Raising exercise.  However, if there is any surplus at the end of the Project, it will be allocated to the SISSR 3S Fund.  Click here for details of the Fund.

Glasgow Times Feature Article

By kind permission from Glasgow Times click on Glasgow times playing cards 8 03 2021 to read Feature Article.

Many thanks to Glasgow Times.

Find out more about Glasgow Times here.

Fife Free Press Article

To read article click on Playing Cards, Fife Free Press Article, Kirkcaldy members, 19 03 2021.

Well done SI Kirkcaldy!

To find out more about SI Kirkcaldy click here.

24 03 2021 Arrival of Playing Cards!

First batch of Playing Cards have arrived at Margaret M’s home!

Be sure to place your order for this unique pack of Playing Cards!

Margaret will now be very busy packing and posting orders!

24 03 2021 Playing Cards Arrived! Margaret M ready to pack & post.
24 03 2021 Playing Cards Arrived. Margaret M ready to pack & post.
24 03 2021 Playing Cards & Booklet
24 03 2021 Playing Cards & Booklet











Margaret is a member of SI Glasgow City.

To find out more about Glasgow City click here.

May 2021 SIGBI Photo of the Month!
Playing Cards Project, SIGBI Photo of the Month May 2021
Playing Cards Project, SIGBI Photo of the Month May 2021

The Playing Cards collage photo above wins SIGBI Photo of the Month May 2021!

See article in SIGBI News Briefing 18 06 2021.

Great publicity for this project!

Congratulations are due to the Playing Cards Project Team for this achievement!

July 2021 Article in the People’s Friend!
Soroptimist Article in People's Friend Summer Issue, July 2021
Soroptimist Article in People’s Friend Summer Issue, July 2021

Article marking SI Centenary, including Playing Cards Project, achieves double Page spread in the People’s Friend Bumper Summer 2021 Issue!

To find out more about the People’s Friend click here.

Congratulations are due to Margaret Mowat, SI Glasgow City, for achieving such excellent publicity!

Well done Margaret!

December 2021 Playing Cards now in SIGBI Shop!

11 02 2022 Now Advertised on SIGBI Shop Facebook Page!
SI SS R Playing Cards Collage SIGBI Shop Photo, 11 02 2022
SI SS R Playing Cards Collage SIGBI Shop Photo, 11 02 2022

To see the SIGBI Shop Facebook Page click here; for SIGBI Shop click here.