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Soroptimist International - South East England

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

Welcome to our Region

As Soroptimists we are members of the largest women’s service organisation in the world. Our Region is part of the Soroptimist International of Great Britain and Ireland (SIGBI) Federation.  There are 11 Soroptimist Clubs within the South East England Region. See the map of the Region.

 

As Soroptimists we work to improve the lives of women and girls locally, nationally and internationally by helping them to achieve their potential and aspirations through education, empowerment and enabling opportunities.

 

President Yvonne Freeman’s Message

Firstly, I would like to thank you all for giving me the opportunity to be your Regional President for the forthcoming SIGBI Federation Year. It is an honour and a pleasure, and I hope that I can serve the Region well.

The theme I have chosen for my year is ‘Healthy People – Healthy Planet’.

The reason I have chosen this theme is that we are still trying to cope with COVID-19 and so must try and ensure that we remain as healthy as possible. At the same time, we have the challenges of Climate Action to tackle to try and ensure that we leave our planet in as healthy a position as possible for future generations.

I hope during the year we may be able to undertake a Regional Project in which all clubs can become involved. I have a few ideas in mind and will share them with you at a future Regional meeting.

Recent Activity

Region News

Have you seen our latest edition of SEE News?

The latest edition of our May Regional Newsletter ‘SEE News’ is available now. 

May is Membership Month in Soroptimist Calendar

May is membership month and this year SIGBI has been running a social media campaign…

Here is April edition of SEE News

Find out what has been happening across the South East Region in the latest edition…

Trauma teddies on their way to Ukraine with Fire Engine convoy

A request was made on 21 April by Jo from Kent Fire and Rescue to…

President Yvonne attends Medway and Maidstone’s AGM Dinner

On Tuesday 12 April Regional President Yvonne attended SI Medway and Maidstone’s AGM dinner at…

What has been happening in our Region during March?

During March President Yvonne has had opportunities to visit clubs in our Region and spend…

Do read the February edition of SEE News

The February edition of SEE News has been published today.

Starting the Conversation with Membership Officers

Lorna Blackmore and Jane Barnes – Joint Regional Membership Officers held their first Membership Officer…

Regional President Yvonne Presenting Long Service Award to Pat Wood

Regional President Yvonne Freeman attended SI Folkestone’s club meeting on 9 February at their venue…