Club Programme of Events
The Soroptimist Club of St Albans and District holds Club Meetings on the 2nd Monday of most months at Chiswell Green United Reformed Church Hall, Watford Road, St Albans, AL2 3HG. Doors open at 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 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. Details of the programme are included here.
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 meeeings .
Programme of events for the Club’s 62nd Year 2018-2019
Mon 9 Jul – Club Meeting + Life Talk from our President Linda Shall + Report back from June Regional Meeting + Club Growth Planning
Sat 21 Jul – “Fanny’s First Play” at Shaw’s Corner Outdoor Theatre 6.30-9.30pm – bring a picnic – see the website for more information www.nationaltrust.org.uk/shaws-corner/whats-on Club Member Diana Kingham is co-ordinating
Mon 23 July – Social evening – 7.30pm Harpenden Arms – Linda co-ordinating – joins us for a meal or just drop in for a drink.
Thu 2 Aug – St Albans Museum and Gallery join other Soroptimists at this “late” evening 7pm to 10pm booking £5 open to all www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/museum-late-first-impressions-tickets-47268158334 jam-packed evening of food and drink, activities and performances, all exploring the theme of printing. Please let Jane know when you’ve booked it.
Tue 7 Aug – Coffee Morning at Jean’s 10.30 to 12.30 – just drop in – all are welcome
Fri 24 Aug – Club Outing to the VOTE 100 Exhibition 2nd floor, Holborn Library, 32-38 Theobalds Road, London WC1X 8PA We will be received by the Curator of the Exhibition, Member of SI Greater London Irene Cockroft. Please let Jane know if you’d to come along and we’ll make a day of it.
Sat 8 Sep – Soroptimists Charity Bookstall St Albans Market please see the webpage for more info www.sigbi.org/st-albans/bookstall
Mon 10 Sep – Club Meeting + catch up after the Summer break + report from Bookstall + Alisha Mirza will speak to the Club about her forthcoming ICS Project in Tanzania and bring cakes to sell as part of her fundraising www.volunteerics.org
Mon 24 Sep – Speaker – tbc
Mon 8 Oct – Speaker Meeting on mental health – marking World Mental Health Day
Sat 13 Oct SI London Chilterns Region AGM and Regional Meeting at Lancaster Hall Hotel London
Mon 22 Oct – Club Meeting – Life Talk from our Past-President Rita Andews + Report back from October Regional Meeting + Prep for SIGBI Annual Conference
Thur 25 to Sat 27 Oct – Soroptimist International Great Britain and Ireland Annual Conference in Liverpool – see the website for more information www.sigbi.org/liverpool2018/ all are welcome to come along with the group from St Albans !
Mon 12 Nov – Club Meeting + reporting back from Conference + Bottle Sale for Toilet Twinning to mark World Toilet Day
Fri 16 Nov – SI Hertford Charity Quiz Night – always a great evening – join a team from SI St Albans & District
Mon 26 Nov – Speaker – new Club Environment Project – more info to follow ….
Mon 3 Dec – Shake Rattle and Sing – Soroptimists will be singing carols at St Albans City Station for charity from 6pm to 7.30pm and then retiring to a local hostelry for a well earned supper. Come and join in the fun – exercise your vocal chords, shake a bucket or just come and socialise with us!
Sat 15 Dec SI London Chilterns Region Meeting and Celebration of Human Rights Day at Lancaster Hall Hotel London
Mon 14 Jan – Club Meeting + catch up after the Christmas Break +report back from Regional Meeting
Mon 28 Jan – Open Evening
Mon 11 Feb – Club Meeting + Growth Plan Review
Tue 12 Feb (tbc) St Albans Pancake Race
Mon 25 Feb – Social – TBA
Fri 8 Mar STAGS International Women’s Day Inspiring Women Speed Networking Event with Year 12 and Year 8 students, 08:00-11:00 (Includes a networking breakfast)
Sat 9 March SI London Chilterns Region Meeting Lancaster Hall Hotel London
Thu 14 Mar – date TBC – Speaker Meeting – to mark International Women’s Day
Sat 23 Mar – Quiz Night
Mon 25 Mar – Club Meeting + Report back from Region Meeting + Club finance review
Mon 1 Apr – Coffee Morning – President Linda’s swansong….
Mon 8 Apr – Club Meeting +
Mon 29 Apr – AGM transept at St Mary’s Redbourn from 7pm. Hemel Hempstead Road Redbourn AL3 7DU https://stmarysredbourn.org/location-2/ – a review of the year just gone, a look forward to the year ahead – we will celebrate together with a light buffet and refreshments.
Apr dates tbd is Sustainable St Albans Week www.sustainablestalbans.org
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