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Club Programme of Events

Please scroll down for the full programme and keep checking because it is updated regularly… you will also find more details about where and how we meet at the bottom of this page.

Soroptimist Centenary

Programme of events for the Club’s 65th Year 2021-2022 and the Centenary of Soroptimist International

Mon 27 Sep –  BOOK NOW – Zoom 7.30pm to 9pm Step up to COP26 – whilst stepping down Carbon Footprints www.sigbi.org/st-albans/cop26 This event is hosted by the Club’s Planet Team that focuses on all things climate change and environment. The speaker is Club Member and Carbon Literacy Awareness Trainer Linda Shall who will provide information about The United Nations COP26 Conference being hosted by the UK in November; and how to engage with the Count Us In campaign, an international project to help individuals reduce their carbon dioxide emissions. Book now – the Eventbrite link is on the event web page www.sigbi.org/st-albans/cop26 Any queries please Email sistalbans@hotmail.com
Sat 2 and Sun 3 Oct – 100th Anniversary of Soroptimist International This is a one-off event attended by Soroptimists from all around the world!  5pm to 9pm click here to book and find out more about what will be happening and how the centenary will be celebrated https://100.soroptimistinternational.org/si100
  • Last Minute Registration: 15 September – 2 October, 2021 / $75.00 (about £54)

Sat 9 Oct – 9.30am to 1pm on Zoom – SI London Chilterns Region AGM/Conference. Speaker: Dame Sarah Mullally, Bishop of London, on Career and GenderDame Sarah will share her personal experience of rising to senior roles in two professions with the exact opposite gender mix – in nursing she was England’s Chief Nursing Officer and now she is a Bishop in the Church of England.  We will continue our Soroptimist International 100th Anniversary celebration by recognising  more of the top #WhoIsShe Soroptimists from our Region.  We will also spend time remembering our dear Member, Johanna Raffan MBE SIGBI President and Member of SI Thames Valley, who sadly died in June. More details will be available soon. Click here to view updated information about the event www.sigbi.org/london-chilterns/agm2021  For those who want to be participate in the AGM/Conference in the company of other St Albans Soroptimists we will co-ordinate when we know who is attending.

Mon 11 Oct  – Club Meeting – feedback from Region meeting + prep for SIGBI Conference – 11 Oct is International Day of the Girl Child, 10 Oct is World Mental Health Day

Mon 25 Oct – Social event 

Fri 29 Oct and Sat 30 Oct 12-6pm – Online SIGBI Conference Llandudno  www.sigbi.org/llandudno2021 with workshops and speakers 12 to 6pm both days and a celebration of our 100th Anniversary. Book now – the price is per person:

  1. Normal Registration:  17th August – 30 September 2021 – £70
  2. Late Registration: 1st October – 22 October 2021 – £80

Please note that the 1 hour workshops are £5 for each day – if you don’t attend the workshops the Conference opens at 1.15pm please click here to see the Programme timings www.sigbi.org/llandudno2021/conference-programme-and-timings/

For those who want to be participate in the Conference in the company of other St Albans Soroptimists we will co-ordinate when we know who is attending.

It is planned that after Conference closes Club Members will continue celebrating the 100th Anniversary of Soroptimist International. 

Thur 4 Nov – Abbey Theatre Charity Night Private Lives by Noel Coward. Main Stage 8pm £13/ticket. Please click here for full information including how to book www.sigbi.org/st-albans/private-lives

Mon 8 Nov – Club Meeting – feedback from Conference 

Fri 19 Nov is World Toilet Day 

Mon 22 Nov  – Speaker Meeting on Zoom – hosted by the Club’s Peace Team 

25 Nov-10 Dec “Orange the World” – 16 days of action to end gender based violence ending on Human Rights Day. Click here www.sigbi.org/st-albans/orange21 to find out how you can turn St Albans and neighbouring towns and villages orange.

Mon 6 Dec – Carol singing and social event 

Sat 11 Dec – SI London Chilterns Region Meeting/Conference and Celebration of Human Rights Day 

2022

Mon 10 Jan – Club Meeting – catch up after the Christmas break + feedback from Region meeting

Mon 24 Jan – Speaker Meeting – COP26 The 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference, also known as COP26, is the 26th United Nations Climate Change conference. It is scheduled to be held in Glasgow, Scotland, from 1 to 12 November 2021 under the presidency of the United Kingdom. We will hear about outcomes and plans for the future.

Sat ?(TBD) Feb – Virtual Quiz 

Mon 14 Feb – Club Meeting – 11 Feb is International day for women and girls in science

Mon 28 Feb – Social Event

Tue 1 March – Pancake Day – Home-Start pancake race in St Albans?

Sat 5 March – SILC Region Meeting/Conference and Celebration of International Women’s Day

Mon 14 Mar – Refugees Event – Club Meeting – feedback from Region meeting, 8 March is International Women’s Day

Mon 28 Mar – Speaker Meeting – 22 March is World Water Day, and 28 March is International Day of Forests

Mon 11 Apr – Club Meeting – 7 Apr is World Health Day 

Mon 25 Apr – AGM

Quiz?

2023

27-29 July 2023 Soroptimist International Convention Dublin  “Challenge the Future” sidublin2023.com

The Soroptimist Club of St Albans and District holds Club Meetings on the 2nd Monday of most months either on Zoom or at Chiswell Green United Reformed Church Hall, Watford Road, St Albans, AL2 3HG. Zoom meetings are usually 7.30pm to 9pm. In person meetings are usually 7.45pm for 8pm start, coffee break during the meeting and end at 10pm. Club Members also meet on 4th Mondays – either at the URC Church Hall (as above) – or on Zoom or out and about at other venues. Coffee mornings are usually a morning in the 1st week of the month from 10.30am to 12.30pm and are held at different venues. In addition there are social and fundraising events.

Our Club’s Executive Officers meet on the first Tuesday of most months – the schedule is on this website www,sigbi.org/st-albans/club-programme/exec/. We are an open and transparent Club and Members’ are welcome to attend and participate in these meetings.

If you would like to attend an event, be a speaker, or are considering membership, please click on “Contact Us” on this website, or email sistalbans@hotmail.com Guests are always given a warm welcome so please come and meet us.

For more details about where and how we meet please scroll down to the bottom of this page.

For guidance on joining a Club meeting on Zoom please click on this web page www.sigbi.org/st-albans/zoom

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