Club News

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


Ros hopes to swim with Nessie!

Intrepid wild swimmer and club member Ros Hardiman hopes to be taking on the challenges of Loch Ness this summer.  She is due to ‘meet the monster’ in an encounter planned for late June / early July. Whilst there is … Continued


A great volunteering opportunity

A once in a lifetime experience and great volunteering opportunity in South Africa! Enhance your CV and spend six months in Pretoria. A unique opportunity for two young women aged 18 – 25 to volunteer as interns in a six-month … Continued