Club news

Hat-Trick and Homecoming at Bowls Final

A sudden downpour of rain? It by no means dampened enthusiasm on bowls finals day for South Lancashire’s Soroptimists. With the team trophy already won by SI Leigh & District, there was keen competition for the individual prize. Nineteen bowlers … Continued

Successful Soroptimist Projects – and Awards

Three Soroptimist clubs in South Lancashire showcased their project work at a recent regional Programme Action meeting. SI Ashton-under-Lyne members have a ring-pull project, in partnership with the Purple Community Fund. The charity offers people in the Philippines and the … Continued

Soroptimists Do the Double

Members of SI Leigh & District had a busy summer promoting Soroptimism at two community events. Undertaking the stewarding role for the annual Leigh Carnival involved organising over 20 groups into the planned order. In glorious weather club members wore … Continued

320 Years of Service

Four Soroptimist clubs in South Lancashire Region have each celebrated their 80th anniversary this year. That’s a total of 320 years of women-centred service by countless members of Bolton, Bootle, Crosby and Stockport clubs.   Today’s club members marked this … Continued

Practical Action for Soroptimists

South Lancashire’s Soroptimists put ‘practical action’ into practice at the recent regional meetings. Guest speaker Glyn Jones, from Practical Action spoke about the charity’s mission to empower people – especially women – in developing countries to maximise their potential. Sound … Continued

Soroptimists ‘Reach Out’

SI South Lancashire’s 2018 conference was a great success. Over 130 Soroptimists from the Region and beyond enjoyed a packed programme of informative speakers and thoughtful debate. Regional President Margaret’s theme, ‘Reach Out’, encompassed local and international topics, personal well-being … Continued

A Soroptimist ‘Down Under’

Sue Black, a member of Soroptimist International St Helens, received a Grant of Friendship from the state of Victoria, Australia. This generous grant enabled her to spend time in company with local Soroptimists, finding out about their work and – … Continued

Soroptimists and Sabres

Have you ever tried the ancient art of ‘sabrage’? Fifteen Soroptimists from SI Southport, and friends, tried this out on a recent club trip to Reims, in France.  ‘Sabrage’ means decapitating a bottle of champagne with a sabre. The group … Continued

Linking with Lilac

Soroptimists from St Helens raised £275 at their International Women’s Day event. They have donated it to a special local cause, the Lilac Centre. In partnership with students from St Helens College the Soroptimists presented a cheque to the centre. … Continued

1918-2018 Invitation

An invitation to attend – as a Soroptimist – a meeting of the ‘1918 Club’ in Liverpool was a surprise for Dorothy Zack-Williams (President, SI Liverpool). The club is possibly the oldest continuously existing women’s club in the city. Today … Continued