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South Lancashire Soroptimists in Malta

South Lancashire’s members took centre stage at the 2016 Soroptimist International Great Britain & Ireland (SIGBI) Federation Conference in Malta. Outgoing Federation President Margaret Emsley (SI Ashton-under-Lyne) had chosen as her theme “Engineering the Future”. Her Chief Steward was Margaret … Continued


Joining Forces against Modern Day Slavery

Soroptimists from the South Lancashire Region joined Manchester Airport Border Force and Greater Manchester Police to assist at an awareness-raising stand in the departure lounge of Manchester Airport. South Lancashire Soroptimists are part of the Manchester Modern Day Slavery (MDS) … Continued


Crafty Soroptimists Welcome Kiwi Caller

Yvonne Simpson, President of Soroptimist International (SI), dropped in on members of SI Warrington as they got together to make dresses. The club held the sewing day to make clothes for ‘Dress A Girl Around The World’. SI Warrington’s newest … Continued


Soroptimists Lunch with ‘Owled’ Friends

  Former regional presidents of SI South Lancashire were in for a surprise when a trio of owls joined them after their annual reunion lunch. The Soroptimists were introduced to Idris, Mango and Murray by their ‘minder’ Anita Morris, a psychologist … Continued


Soroptimists – Projects in the Pipeline

Current service work by South Lancashire’s Soroptimists was in focus at the autumn regional Programme Action meeting. Three clubs gave presentations: SI Leigh & District gave an update on their highly successful project ‘Just the Job’. Club members offer unemployed … Continued


Twin Trophy Triumph

Soroptimists in the Leigh & District Club concluded a successful bowls season by ‘doing the double’ on Regional Finals Day. High points-scoring members from club teams throughout the Region competed in the day’s knockout competition. The semis saw Gail Farrer (SI Leigh … Continued


High Velocity Soroptimists

Two Soroptimists from South Lancashire Region have successfully taken up the Zip Wire Challenge – ‘the nearest thing to flying’. The pair were Margaret Emsley, our Federation President (SI Ashton under Lyne) and Margaret Baker, Immediate Past Regional President (SI Bolton). They joined Ann Garvie, Immediate … Continued


Anglo-Belgian Friendship Links

Soroptimists in Leigh & District Recently welcomed members of SI Mons Borinage (Belgium), their friendship link club, for a weekend visit.  The event is part of ongoing celebrations for the club’s 70th anniversary year, which will culminate on 17th February 2017. The … Continued


Seven Margarets

Margaret Emsley is currently Federation President of Soroptimist International, Great Britain and Ireland. However, in her own region, she could be thought of as ‘one of the crowd’. A crowd of Margarets, that is. (Or, as Margaret means ‘pearl’, maybe she … Continued


To Margaret, With Love

Soroptimists from all over South Lancashire Region came together for a celebration lunch in honour of Margaret Emsley, the current Federation President of Soroptimist International, Great Britain and Ireland. Over 130 members, including most club presidents, were able to attend … Continued