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.

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.

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 .

Programme of events for the Club’s 63rd Year 2019-2020 

Mon 11 Nov – Club Meeting – we will hear about OWCH Older Womens Co-housing for over 50’s www.owch.org.uk and the Club’s Learning Opportunities Team will help the Club to mark WorldToilet Day with a bottle sale in aid of Toilet Twinning so please bring a bottle or jar of anything you no longer need/want that you think someone else might like to buy, or just bring money to buy a bottle for sale! On the evening there will also be reports back from the Soroptimist Region’s AGM www.sigbi.org/london-chilterns and from the Federation Conference www.sigbi.org/bournemouth2019/ Guests are very welcome – please email to let us know if you’re coming so we can look out for you, just click on “Contact Us” on this website, or email sistalbans@hotmail.com

Fri 15 Nov – SI Hertford Club Quiz – just let us know if you want to join our team

Mon 25 Nov – SOLD OUT!  Special Soroptimist Event – Raising Resilient Girls: a ‘How to’ Guide – 7pm at Townsend School, High Oaks, St Albans, AL3 6DR – for more information please click to this page on the website www.sigbi.org/st-albans/evaw

Sat 30 Nov – Region Human Rights Day Meeting/Conference/Celebration – Lancaster Hall Hotel London 10am to 4pm – details on the Region website www.sigbi.org/london-chilterns/programme/

Monday 9 December at 6pm – 10pm “Shake Rattle and Sing” – Members of Soroptimist International St Albans and District plus friends (2 and 4 legged!) will be singing carols and festive songs at St Albans City Station from 6pm to 7.30pm in aid of the St Albans and Hertsmere Women’s Refuge and Herts Rape Crisis. The Club uses this event to celebrate Human Rights Day every year. We will then retire afterward to a Member’s home 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! Please email to let us know if you’re coming so we can look out for you, just click on “Contact Us” on this website, or email sistalbans@hotmail.com

2020

Mon 13 Jan – Club Meeting + report back from Regional Meeting + catch up after Christmas

Mon 27 Jan – Speaker Meeting (Learning Opportunities Team) Earthworks St Albans, providing Horticultural training for those with learning disabilities”  and so much more…  www.earthworksstalbans.co.uk The Club has supported this local charity/enterprise for many years so it will great to have an update first-hand. Check out their website of you’d like to visit. PLUS Watling View School St Albans this is a special school for up to 92 pupils, with a wide range of complex and profound learning difficulties. The Club has supported the school with their Christmas stall on St Albans market and we can see if there are other ways we can work together in the future.

Tue 28 Jan – St Albans Girls’ School (STAGS) Big Interview Day for Year 11 08:30-13:00 – Soroptimist Members volunteer to join the team of interviewers

Mon 10 Feb – Club Meeting – update from the St Albans and Hertsmere Women’s Refuge, and cheque presentation. All are welcome, particularly any prospective Members to find out about our support for Women’s Refuges.

Mon 24 Feb – Social Evening – please invite anyone who would like to find out more about Soroptimists in an informal setting.

Tue 25 Feb – Pancake Day in St Albans Town Centre – supporting Home-Start 

Fri 6 March – International Women’s Day St Albans Girls’ School (STAGS) Soroptimists join the Inspiring Women Event 08:00-11:00.

Mon 9 March  – Club Meeting and International Women’s Day event

Sat 14 March – Region International Women’s Day Meeting/Conference/Celebration Venue: Lancaster Hall Hotel, London

Sat 21 March – Quiz Night – our ever popular quiz at Homewood Rd URC 

Mon 23 March – Soroptimist Linda Shall will report on the Carbon Literacy Project and the relevance to women + report back from Regional Meeting 

Mon 27 April – 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.

Programme of events for the Club’s 64th Year 2020-2021

May 12 SI Osaka 50th Anniversary (SI Osaka has a Friendship Link with SI St Albans) www.sigbi.org/st-albans/about-our-club/club-friendship-links/

Sun 14 May – Charity Bookstall St Albans Market – part of Sustainable St Albans Market Takeover

Sat 13 June – 10am to 4pm Region Meeting/Conference – which will be hosted by Soroptimist International Milton Keynes 

Sat 1 Aug – UKPAC Study Day Durham “Sex and Drugs and Rock and Roll” – save the date. UKPAC www.sigbi.org/ukpac/

Saturday 10th Oct 2020 – 10am to 4pm AGM/Conference Venue: Lancaster Hall, London

Thur 29 to Sat 31 Oct – SIGBI Annual Conference Belfast “We Stand Up for Women” www.sigbi.org/belfast2020/

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