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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

From Cupcakes to a Clean Sweep

Widnes Soroptimists celebrated 100 years of ‘votes for women’ in the local market. Members booked the community area and set out publicity material in this busy venue. Talking to passers-by and handing out information – practical ways of promoting Soroptimist … Continued

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