Club news

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

‘Ello – Who Won the Quiz?

A team of ‘Fallen Madonnas’ from SI Liverpool triumphed at a quiz night organised by members of their neighbouring Soroptimist club, SI Crosby. The event, themed on a certain café in wartime France, featured sketches, songs (from Madame Edith La … Continued

Soroptimists Support Red Box Project

Soroptimists in Leigh and the surrounding area are acting as local co-ordinators for The Red Box Project. This is an expanding nationwide community initiative. It provides free sanitary items, aiming to ensure that no young woman misses school because she … Continued

Looking Back

At the end of my presidential year – a chance to look back. Our 15 Soroptimist clubs in South Lancashire have continued to work passionately to improve the lives of women and girls during the last 12 months. For me … Continued