Catherine Nuttgens, the Community Forestry Manager, gave a most enlightening talk about trees in Sheffield. She talked through the history with charcoal burning in early Bronze Age and the iron smelting to recent statistics from the 2017 census of trees. Sheffield has a wealth of
Sarah – a blue badge guide in York – joined us for our January Supper Meeting, giving a most entertaining and informative talk on Yorkshire. We were pleased to be joined by many SI members from across Yorkshire and it was lovely to ‘meet’ friends
SI Sheffield didn’t let the current restrictions prevent them from preparing their traditional gifts. Although it was more complicated than normal, Sarah and Eva organised a wonderful collection for the Sheffield women’s refuges and altogether over 50 gift bags for women and children were put
We were very pleased to welcome Dr Samia Husain as the speaker last Tuesday when over twenty members and friends joined our virtual meeting. We are all becoming quite adept with Zoom and it is lovely to be able to see so many Soroptimimsts regularly.
Twenty members met using Zoom on Monday. We were delighted to welcome Ann and Gill to SI Sheffield. As well as our normal business matters, Hilary, Chris, Daphne and Elaine gave us a taste of the very interesting presentations from the ‘Belfast’ Conference.
SI Sheffield didn’t let the restrictions on getting together spoil our annual Pink Party. Jenny organised a speaker – Olivia – from Breast Cancer Now and members (all wearing pink) were joined by several guests from SI Hallamshire for an informative talk on the charity’s
Although the Supper Meeting did not include supper, President Hilary welcomed 29 members, sisters from SI Hallamshire, our Share Our Skills students and friends to a Zoom meeting on the 22nd. As well as spending time together and catching up, we listened to a fascinating
After several months with no Business Meeting, Sheffield Soroptimists got together on 7th September – virtually. As well as discussing volunteering and contributions to their regular charities, SI Sheffield decided to offer additional support to IDAS – a group which supports victims of domestic violence.
Plans had to be amended, but that didn’t stop SI Sheffield members celebrating Yorkshire Day in style! A small group met in the city to model hats made from recycled materials. Because the club could not all get