Club news

Soroptimists – Celebrating Women

Soroptimists in St Helens made their mark on International Women’s Day 2018. On 8th March (the day itself) members Pam Wright and Anne Jones appeared on BBC Radio Merseyside, interviewed by Tony Snell on the breakfast programme. Heavy early morning … Continued

Soroptimists Learn about the ‘Gift of Life”

“Zoë’s Place Baby Hospice is a ‘home-from-home’ for special babies.” At the regional Programme Action meeting South Lancashire’s Soroptimists heard about this local charity from Natasha Kinsey, Corporate & Events Fundraiser. One of only 3 hospices in the UK for … Continued

Peace, Love and Three Soroptimist Clubs

‘If you can remember the 1960s – you weren’t there’. A roomful of Soroptimists from South Lancashire would totally disagree. The annual social get-together of three sister clubs – Bootle, Crosby and Southport – had a 1960s theme. Region President … Continued

‘Chain Gang’ Lunch

Soroptimists from across South Lancashire Region met up recently for a ‘chain gang’ lunch. Club presidents and their officers ‘in waiting’ accepted Region President Margaret’s invitation to get together and exchange news. Highlight of the day was a session led by … Continued

Living Well with Dementia

A Widnes Soroptimist ‘saved the day’ when the speaker for a recent Regional Programme Action meeting had to pull out at the last minute. Denise Parker lectures in mental health at Liverpool John Moores University. Taking the theme ‘living well … Continued

Growing Together

Soroptimists in the Leigh and Wigan area joined forces to raise funds for the Meru Women’s Garden Project. Forty members of the two clubs snapped up bargains from the home-grown plants, herbs and vegetables on sale; they also enjoyed a … Continued

Soroptimists at Modern Day Slavery Forum

South Lancashire’s Soroptimists took an active part in the recent forum ‘Modern Slavery: Protecting Vulnerable People’, in Manchester. It was a multi-faith, multi-agency public event aiming to raise awareness of modern slavery and human trafficking in Greater Manchester. Nearly 200 … Continued

Swing and Sing – Soroptimist-Style

Soroptimists from all over South Lancashire began their new presidential year ‘with a swing’. Region President, Margaret Davies, invited members who had attended the Federation Conference in Cardiff to join her for an afternoon filled with music and song, cakes, … Continued

Step Up, Lead the Way

Seventy Soroptimists from South Lancashire attended the 83rd Federation Conference of Soroptimist International, Great Britain & Ireland.  Soroptimist conferences are a heady mix of concentration, information, conversation and celebration – with retail therapy, friendship and fun adding to the experience. … Continued

New Members Stop, Look and Listen

South Lancashire’s Soroptimists turned out in force for the Region’s new members and awards lunch.  The event is an ideal opportunity for ‘newbies’ to strike up acquaintances in other clubs, and to listen to an address by a key member … Continued