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Meeting June 17th 2019

  Very busy meeting tonight, Pat & Beryl talked about when they joined Soroptimists many years ago! Heather visited the Meru project whilst out working in Kenya and told us all about her trip. Sharon updated us all on our … Continued


Meeting May 20th 2019

Good fun meeting this month. Our speaker was Lin Boulter, CEO of Age Concern Southend.  They will be our charity this year. She gave a brilliant talk explaining all the work they do and all the projects they undertake. They … Continued


AGM April 15th 2019

Lively AGM where President Sharon was delighted to present a cheque to Syrie Cox, CEO Southend YMCA, for £3200 which is a record breaking sum for our President’s charity. The money will be used to refurbish a residential room at … Continued


Meeting March 18th 2019

  Great meeting last night with Jacqui Kershaw.  Jacqui set up the charity Sweet Ways to Stop Abuse – a Not for Profit Organisation which supports, counsels & educates young people whose lives are being or have been affected by … Continued


Meeting February 18th 2019

Lively business meeting again after a very interesting & informative talk by Carmel from Havens Hospices. We have long had a link with the hospice so it was great to get an update on their new building with all its … Continued


Meeting January 21st 2019

Unfortunately our speaker was unable to join us tonight due to problems at work. However, we had 7 guests which was fantastic and we were able to take longer over dinner to chat and catch up with each other after … Continued


Meeting December 10th 2018

Tonight was our christmas meeting. Purely social, no business and we enjoyed a festive meal & great company. We also ‘enjoyed’ 2 of Cathy’s annual quizzes which were really difficult this year with lots of groans when she revealed the … Continued


Meeting November 19th 2018

Tonight’s meeting was all about wrapping and packing! We wrapped up christmas gifts for the hospital, made up toiletry bags for the hospital and packed pre loved handbags with goodies for the One Love Soup Kitchen, who help Southend’s homeless … Continued


Meeting 15th October 2019

Our speaker this month was former model Carla Cressy who told us all about her terrible struggles with endometriosis which lead her to set up her own charity – ‘Women with Endometriosis’. Not only does she support women suffering from … Continued


Meeting September 17th 2018

Back after the summer break our speaker tonight was Alison Griffin who is the first woman to hold the position of CEO & Town Clerk of Southend-on-Sea Borough Council. She was a very interesting, informative and witty speaker who clearly … Continued