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 meetings .
Programme of events for the Club’s 62nd Year 2018-2019
Mon 28 Jan – Club Open Evening – all are very welcome! We will hear updates from the St Albans and Hertsmere and the Welwyn Hatfield Women’s Refuges and present them cheques following our fundraising in the last year. We will also hear a “life-talk” from one of our Members Rita Andrews. There will be plenty of time for talking over refreshments – catching up with friends, finding out about the Club, and each other.
Mon 11 Feb – Club Meeting + Growth Plan Review
Mon 25 Feb – Social – Pasta Cibo Harpenden – from 7pm Station Road, Harpenden AL5 4SW – very informal, all are welcome, come for a meal, part of a meal or just a drink and a natter – just let us know so Amanda can book the right table size with the right number of chairs! Email email@example.com
Tue 5 Mar St Albans Pancake Race in aid of HomeStart Herts Soroptimists are helping with the registration from 10am on the day – please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to help. If you want to participate in the race or find out more about the event please see the website pancake.events
Thu 7 Mar – Soroptimist Event to mark International Women’s Day – Are Women Their Own Worst Enemy? International Womens Day Debate Sandpit Theatre, Sandringham School, 7.30pm, £6 please see www.sigbi.org/st-albans/iwd for all information including how to book through Eventbrite.
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 – marking International Women’s Day
Sat 23 Mar – Quiz Night – please see separate webpage for information and booking form www.sigbi.org/st-albans/quiz
Mon 25 Mar – Club Meeting + Report back from Region Meeting + Club finance review
Tue 26 Mar – Coffee Morning at the Potting Shed Cafe www.pottingshedcafe.com/ Carpenter’s Garden Centre, 106 St Albans Road, Sandridge, AL4 9LJ President Linda’s swansong…. 10.30 to 12.30 – just drop in and join the group
Mon 8 Apr – Club Meeting + Sri Lanka Herts Ladies Cricket Tour – Jonathan Cirkel, the Ladies Cricket Tour Team Manager, Amy Price, Team Captain plus some of the team will report back following their tour to Sri Lanka 25 Oct to 5 Nov 2018 www.sigbi.org/st-albans/2018/cricket-tour/ We already know from their emails that the experience for them all went far beyond cricket and that they are very grateful for our financial support as part of the legacy of our past Member Audrey Collins OBE.
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.
Programme of events for the Club’s 6rd Year 2019-2020
Mon 13 May – Club Meeting – first of new Club Year + Alisha Mirza will report back from her trip with ICS (International Citizen Service) to Tanzania see the news item from when she came to us last Septemberwww.sigbi.org/st-albans/2018/10sep18/
Sat 11 May to Sat 1 June 2019 St Albans Festival of Sustainability www.sustainablestalbans.org
Sat 1 Jun – Coffee Morning with yummy cakes for a great cause 10am to 12.30pm Wesley’s Cafe High Street Methodist Church Harpenden AL5 2RU in aid of local women’s refuges, come along and enjoy a relax on a Saturday morning – or if you would like to help on the day please let us know.
Sat 1 Jun – SIGBI Development Day in Nottingham
Mon 10 Jun – Club Meeting
Mon 24 Jun – Speaker or Social Event
Mon 8 Jul – Club Meeting + report back from Region
Sun 14 July – We will be supporting the Harpenden Lions Highland Gathering
Mon 22 Jul – Speaker or Social Event
? August – Club Outing to the New Maynard Gallery in Welwyn Garden City (President Katherine Clark is a Trustee)
Mon 9 Sep – Club Meeting – first meeting after summer break
Mon 23 Sep – Speaker or Social Event
Mon 7 Oct – Club Meeting or World Mental Health Day event + prep for Conference
Mon 21 Oct – Club Meeting or World Mental Health Day event + prep for Conference
Sat 12 Oct AGM and Region Meeting/Conference at Lancaster Hall Hotel London
Thur 24 to Sat 26 Oct – Soroptimist International Great Britain and Ireland Annual Conference in Bournemouth – see the website for more information www.sigbi.org/bournemouth2019/ all are welcome to come along with the group from St Albans !
Mon 11 Nov – Club Meeting – World Toilet Day + report back from Region and Conference
Mon 25 Nov – Speaker Meeting
Mon 9 Dec – Carol Singing at St Albans City Station
Sat ? Dec – Region Human Rights Day Meeting/Conference/Celebration
Mon 13 Jan – Club Meeting + report back from Regional Meeting
Mon 27 Jan – Speaker/Social/Open Evening?
Mon 10 Feb – Club Meeting
Mon 24 Feb – Speaker/Social/Open Evening?
Tue 25 Feb – Pancake Day
Sat ? March- Region International Women’s Day Meeting/Conference/Celebration
Mon 9 March – Club Meeting or International Women’s Day event
Mon 23 March – Club Meeting or International Women’s Day event + report back from Regional Meeting
Quiz March TBD?
Mon 27 April – AGM
May 12 2020 SI Osaka Anniversary (SI Osaka has a Friendship Link with SI St Albans)
Sat June TBD – Charity Bookstall St Albans Market
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