Club Programme of Events


Programme of events for the Club’s 61st Year 2017-2018 

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

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 .

2018

Mon 23 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.

Sat 21 – Sun 29 Apr is Sustainable St Albans Week the full programme is on the website www.sustainablestalbans.org or you can pick up a paper programme from the St Albans Tourist Office or the Sustainable St Albans stand on St Albans market. For a list of events selected by our Club’s SEW Team please download this word document Sustainability Week St Albans SEW Team Selected events

Programme of events for the Club’s 62nd Year 2018-2019 

Mon 14 May – Does Population Matter? – Population Growth and Global Sustainability – Steve Bown from Population Matters   www.populationmatters.org/ Population Matters is a membership charity that addresses population size and environmental sustainability. All are welcome to hear from Steve and watch what we are sure will be a fascinating presentation. Click on this page on this website for more information www.sigbi.org/st-albans/pm

Tue 15 May – Coffee Morning at Burston’s Garden Centre North Orbital Road, St Albans AL2 2DS – come anytime between 10.30 and 12.30 – let us know if you’re coming and we’ll look out for you please click on “Contact Us” on this website, or email sistalbans@hotmail.com

Sat 5 Jun – “Knit In” at Amanda’s 2-4pm – we’re knitting 6 inch squares to make a blanket for the homeless – double knitting wool – garter stitch on 4mm or number 8 needles (last one was 7 Apr)

Sun 10 Jun – Processions London – www.processions.co.uk “a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to take part in a mass participation artwork to celebrate one hundred years of votes for women” – more info to follow. Please let Jane know if you want to join in.

Mon 11 Jun – Club Meeting + notice of the start of book collection (quality novels please) for Sep bookstall +

Wed 13 Jun – Community Central St Albans Community Fair at the Alban Arena – Soroptimists will have a stand at the fair

Sat 16 Jun  – SI London Chilterns Region Summer Meeting in Newbury

Mon 25 Jun – Speaker Meeting – VAW Team

Sun 8 July – Soroptimists will support the Harpenden Lions at the Highland Gathering in Harpenden

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 – TBA

Aug – Club Outing  – TBA

Sat 8 Sep –  Soroptimists Charity Bookstall St Albans Market

Mon 10 Sep – Club Meeting + catch up after the Summer break + report from Bookstall +

Mon 24 Sep – Speaker – new Club Environment Project….

Mon 8 Oct – Speaker Meeting on mental health – marking World Mental Health Day

Sat 13 Oct to Sat Nov 3 – Club Members Visit to International Peace Initiatives in Meru Kenya

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

Mon 26 Nov – International Peace Initiatives in Meru Kenya – we will hear first-hand from our Members’ visit in October and plan the Club’s support for the charity in the future

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

2019

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

Sat 9 March (date tbc)  SI London Chilterns Region Meeting Lancaster Hall Hotel London

Mon 11 Mar – 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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