Club News

Enjoyable visit to a historic silk mill

A group of thirteen club members visited the historic Whitchurch Silk Mill. Located on the River Test it’s the oldest silk mill still operating in the country. The mill was built in 1813 originally as a saw mill but then … Continued

Red Box project

Roxanne Martin joined us at our speaker meeting to talk about Red Box, a nationwide project to provide free menstrual products within schools. As their website says, the Red Box Project quietly ensures that no young person misses school because … Continued

Stall for WaterAid fund-raising

On a bleak November day, we attended a small Christmas Advent Fair put on by a local church group, with a stall of fun items for sale and information about WaterAid. The event started at 2.30 pm with a primary … Continued

World Vision

We heard about the work of World Vision from one of their Ambassadors, Sue Tinney. She explained that after her husband heard about their work in a radio news bulletin he was so impressed they had to get involved.  Sue … Continued

From Page 3 of the Sun to Downton Abbey

Pictured with club president for the month Carolyne Trew is Heidi Rehman, left, from the Breast Cancer Haven in Titchfield; she is wearing a floral garland from Hugh Bonneville, Lord Grantham in Downton Abbey, who had been filming in the … Continued

Club indoor Barbecue!

On what turned out to be a rather miserable day in late July the club held a BBQ.  Thankfully Carolyne had planned ahead, and there was space to seat everyone indoors.  She provided a wonderful spread, and we all enjoyed … Continued

Forty years of fun and fulfilment

Congratulations were the order of the day at the club’s September business meeting. Treasurer Ann Pibworth revealed that Rosemary Bell, pictured, had been a Soroptimist for forty years, making her the club’s longest serving member. Veteran Rosemary has served the … Continued

Sun shines for annual tea party

The annual Contact Tea Party organised by S.I. Solent East was held at the Wheelhouse at Hill Head on on a lovely warm summer’s day in August and members worked hard to prepare the venue providing afternoon tea for 24 … Continued

Walk and supper in Wickham

The club supper meeting in July includes a local walk. On our walk this year we learnt about the history of Wickham, starting from Neolithic times but mostly spotting Georgian houses, or older ones with new facades added in that … Continued

Aiming for safe water for all in Rwanda

Malcolm Brandt, a former water civil engineer and volunteer for WaterAid, told the club about its current campaign to bring safe water, sanitation and hygiene to all those in Rwanda who did not have it. Regrettably one in nine people … Continued