Club news

Fighting against polio

At our August meeting Veronica and Adrian Stabbins gave a talk with a video presentation about the work of Rotary International and their Eradicate polio campaign  Rotarians have helped immunize more than 2.5 billion children against polio in 122 countries.  Veronica … Continued

What it means to be an Electoral Observer

Alison Sutherland visited our club on 18th July to tell us about the various elections she has worked on around the world in her capacity as an Observer.  There are two types of observer:  short term which involves being in … Continued

Prime Minister visits stand at Duck Derby

Our club had a stand at the recent Maidenhead Duck Derby run by the Lions Club.  Goods from the Purple Campaign made in the Philippines from items discarded in the UK such as ring pulls were on sale.  We were … Continued

Annual Lunch at a new Venue proves a Treat

After many years of having our Annual Lunch in Dorney this year we moved to the beautiful setting of the Berystede Hotel in South Ascot.  Despite the rather unseasonal weather members were able to admire the attractive gardens and enjoy … Continued

Be on your Guard

This was the message from Jeff Pick of Thames Valley Police when he came to talk to the club about a wide range of issues around Fraud but also the work the local police are doing to engage with local … Continued

Susan Brett – the dynamo who set up Maidenhead Foodbank

Members were delighted to welcome Susan Brett to the February meeting.  Susan realised that there was a real problem in Maidenhead for a number of residents who simply could not afford to feed themselves properly.  Starting from simply making soup … Continued

Street Angels and Windsor Homelessness

Members were delighted to welcome Dave Bullock of Thames Valley Police on Wednesday night.  Dave came to talk about two initiatives within Windsor:  the Windsor Homelessness Project and the Windsor Street Angels. Dave set up Windsor Street Angels ten years … Continued

Join us for International Women’s Day 11th March

Soroptimist International of Slough, Windsor & Maidenhead, Thames Valley and High Wycombe & District Clubs International Women’s Day  Sunday 11th March 2018, 2 p.m. to 5.30 p.m. in the Desborough Suite, Maidenhead Town Hall,  St Ives Road, Maidenhead, SL6 1RF Theme: “What … Continued

The bag ladies of Slough, Windsor and Maidenhead

Club members of Slough, Windsor and Maidenhead wrapped Christmas presents for all the women at their local refuge. Each present consisted of a donated handbag which they packed full of pocket sized useful items. These included practical things such as … Continued

8 Members attend Federation Conference in Cardiff

Members of the club got together with 1200 other Soroptimists to participate in the annual Federation Conference from 26h to 28th October. There were many inspiring speakers including Mandy Hickson one of the very few female fighter pilots and Dame … Continued