News from our region, clubs and members

Regional AGM

Southern England held its Annual General Meeting on Saturday 23 November. President Barbara Watts is continuing in post for a second year. New post holders are Sue Dyer who was elected Regional Treasurer, Penny Bartlett who was elected Web Officer. … Continued



SI Kingston’s Legacy

We were all sad to see the closure of SI Kingston Club in the last few months. The Club has been very generous in distributing  their assets and funds. Regional President Barbara is pictured below receiving a cheque for £1000 … Continued


Raising the profile in Southern England

As part of a strategy to raise the profile of Soroptimist Clubs in Southern England, members of the Region staffed an exhibition stand at the first Women’s Expo at Farnborough on 16-17 October.   Soroptimist International of Great Britain and … Continued

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SIGBI Federation Conference Comes to Southern England

All members of SI Southern England were delighted that the SIGBI Federation Conference took place at the end of October 2019 in Bournemouth, in our own Region. Members of the Region were as usual at their sparkling best, as they … Continued


Has Beens Reunion

Thirteen (lucky for some) Past Regional Presidents met up recently for their annual get together over lunch. It was a chance to catch up with each other’s news, reminisce over times past and of course to do what Past Presidents … Continued


SI Surrey Hills Celebrates 60 Years

Members from across the Region joined members of SI Surrey Hills to celebrate their 60th anniversary as a Club. In the lovely setting of Myrtle’s Courtyard on the Hampton Estate on a beautifully sunny September Sunday, Soroptimists, partners, family and … Continued


Surrey Scientists in the Making!

60 girls, 15 teams and five schools took part in the third Soroptimist International STEM Challenge which began last October and ended with the Finals and Prize-giving Evening on 4 July 2019 at Royal Holloway University of London in Egham.  … Continued

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New Club for Southern Region!

Members of Southern Region turned out in force to welcome members of the newest Club to the Region in the beautiful setting of Salisbury Cathedral Cloisters on 3 August 2019. Every Southern England Club was represented and they were joined … Continued


News from our VIP Mia

Barbara Watts, SI Epsom reports: ‘We had hoped that Mia Wallis, our Volunteering in Pretoria (VIP) volunteer, would arrive in Johannesburg in October, but because of unfortunate delays in obtaining a visa, she finally left on December 11th.  She arrived … Continued