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Soroptimist International - Solent East

Soroptimist International of Solent East is part of a worldwide organisation of women, which is linked to the United Nations.

Welcome to SI Solent East

Welcome to SI Solent East, the Soroptimist club covering the Meon Valley, A3 corridor and the Solent shores, to our neighbours in Winchester and Surrey Hills.  We are an active club, with 18 members from a variety of backgrounds, carrying out a range of activities in a balanced programme to mix the fun and serious aspects of being a Soroptimist.  We engage our creative talents where possible and collect various items for onward donation or recycling.  We also hold social events such as a barbecue at a member’s home, and days out such as a trip to the Shard in London.

We currently hold a meeting once a month (usually the first Thursday) at Lysses House Hotel in Fareham.  We are also looking to re-introduce a second monthly meeting, likely on the third Thursday.

We have ongoing work for Programme Action, such as holding an annual tea party for the local groups of Re-Engage (previously Contact the Elderly).  Our main project now is helping with survivors of domestic abuse, called Are You Safe at Home?  This will form our entry in the regional PA competition in July 2023, but will extend beyond that timeline.

There’s more information about the range of projects we support on the Projects page.

Recent Club News

Our poster at SI convention

Three members from the club have been attending the Sorpotimist International convention this week in…

Wash bags for the refuge

We have recently made 8 wash bags for the local refuges. As part of our…

Cherry tree update

In 2021 we planted three cherry trees for the Soroptimist International centenary.  We worked with…

Blooming wonderful!

Some club members supported the Bishops Waltham in Bloom quiz on 27 January 2023.  The…