Welcome to Soroptimist International of Sheffield.
Soroptimist International is a worldwide organisation for women. Our mission is to raise awareness, act as advocates and take action to improve the advancement of the status of women throughout the world.
The club is actively involved in many local projects. In addition each year a major charity is chosen by the President which is supported by all the members .
SI Sheffield meet for supper at Hallamshire Golf Club on the third Tuesday of every month (except in August). We usually invite a guest speaker and members are encouraged to bring guests and prospective new members. On the first Monday of every month we hold our main Business Meetings, at Tapton Hall, Shore Lane. In addition, we hold special fund raising events in support of our various projects.
In order to foster friendship between our members, we have a very busy, active social calendar that people may participate in. We also hold special Programme Action Meetings.
A message from 2018/19 President
I am pleased that I have been elected this year to be president of SI Sheffield; it is an honour. My focus will be “Friendship” as I feel this is the main quality which keeps Soroptimists together and I hope that we can integrate this into our activities.
Over the last few years our club has had several very dynamic presidents who have led us to achieve a lot in the way of fund raising and programme action. This has been wonderful, although it leaves us with a dilemma….Any new president is bound to feel, “How can I follow that?” Consequently members are reluctant to stand.
As a result, I am hoping to change tack a little and “go retro.” In the past, the president was the facilitator and supporter of projects initiated by groups within the club, without taking absolute responsibility herself. My aim this year is to follow this model with the aim of making the job of president much easier, and hopefully attractive to other members for future years.
Finally, instead of choosing a President’s Charity, I would like to have a President’s Project. This will focus on the provision of items sanitary protection to one or two Food Banks. Apparently, people rarely donate these items and there is a great demand for them. I will be asking members to bring items to our meetings, and then these will be distributed regularly to chosen Food Bank. This, clearly will enable, and empower women who are in need within our community.