Club news

Tara Project – Menstruation Kits in Nepal

‘Unclean’ and ‘impure’ – you are forbidden to cook, attend school, tend the animals or worship in the temple. South Lancashire’s Soroptimists learned about the lifestyle facing thousands of menstruating girls and women in rural Nepal. The guest speaker at … Continued


New Soroptimists – and Awards

Soroptimists from all over the South Lancashire Region attended this year’s new members and awards lunch. Guest speaker was Margaret Emsley, Past Federation President and a member of SI Ashton-under-Lyne club. Her topic was her route ‘through the ranks’ and … Continued


Bowlers ‘Do the Double’

Crosby’s Soroptimists ‘did the double’ in this year’s regional bowls competition. Six clubs in South Lancashire Region competed this season for the team trophy. After a summer of keenly-fought matches, SI Crosby’s points total topped the table. On ‘finals day’ … Continued


Domestic Violence Report

‘Specialist domestic violence courts: how special are they?’ Dame Vera Baird QC unravelled this complex topic for South Lancashire’s Soroptimists at the Region’s Programme Action meeting. Dame Vera – a Soroptimist herself (in Newcastle) – explained how volunteer court observers, … Continued


Royal Invitation

Soroptimists, Soroptimists where have you been? We’ve been to London to see the Queen. Two Soroptimists from South Lancashire Region were privileged to receive an invitation to a garden party at Buckingham Palace. Clare Baxter and Jane Daly are trustees of … Continued


#BreakingBarriers : Soroptimists’ Conference

The #BreakingBarriers conference attracted 40 Soroptimists from South Lancashire Region. Delegates shared the day with members of the neighbouring region, SI North West England and Isle of Man, who had organised the event. Speakers shared a variety of circumstances in … Continued


Bowls – New Season

Soroptimists from South Lancashire have held their pre-season bowls meeting at SI Southport’s clubhouse. The Region’s annual competition brings together teams from several clubs for keenly-fought matches each summer. This year teams from Crosby, Leigh & District, Liverpool, Southport and … Continued


Meru under the Microscope

Jodie Gibson, a member of the the Soroptimist Club in Chester, was the guest speaker at SI South Lancashire Region’s spring Programme Action meeting. A keen traveller, Jodie took the opportunity of taking part in a study tour to Kenya … Continued


Chain Gang Challenge

Soroptimists from South Lancashire’s clubs joined Regional President Sue Underwood for the annual ‘chain gang’ lunch. The event enables Soroptimists who will soon be taking up leadership roles to meet the regional team as well as their ‘chain gang’ colleagues … Continued


Updates and Congratulations

Guest speaker at SI South Lancashire’s autumn Programme Action meeting was George Thomas. No stranger to Soroptimists, George gave an update on Life NoW. This is a north-west-based charity focussing on young adults who have life-limiting conditions. The charity’s work … Continued