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 

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 the St Albans and Hertsmere women’s refuge, 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 – “My Other Hat Evening” – see www.sigbi.org/st-albans/hat for more information – our Member Ann Beatty will talk to us about the Steve Sinnott Foundation – www.stevesinnottfoundation.org.uk Ann is the Chief Executive Officer of the Charity.  Come along and tell us about a hobby or passion you have and learn a bit more about what ‘other hats’ your fellow Soroptimists wear outside of Club time. All are welcome.

Wed 19 Jun – Coffee Morning – 11am at The Green Kitchen 419 Hatfield Rd, St Albans AL4 0XP – in the parade of shops next door to Flagship Wines and by Oaklands College – all are welcome just drop in for a natter.

Mon 24 Jun – Harpenden Children’s Centre – Brigid will come and tell us about the services they provide – including achievements and challenges. There will be more activities for Members and guests on the night – watch this space…..

Sat 29 Jun – 10am to 4pm Region Meeting/Conference will be hosted by SI St Albans & District at the Redbourn Parish Centre, Redbourn, St Albans, Herts, AL3 7LR Our theme of #SoroptimistsThinkOnIt will be continued within the presentations from our speakers who will include Janet Fyle MBE – Professional Policy Adviser at the Royal College of Midwives and Ruby Raut, CEO and Co-founder of WUKA Period Wear wuka.co.uk/pages/about For more details please see this web page www.sigbi.org/st-albans/conference/ the flyer/booking form is available to download here SILCR-Booking-Form-29-June-2019-v4

Mon 8 Jul – Club Meeting + report back from Region + Jenny Scotland from Harpenden and currently studying at Bristol University, one of our student volunteers, will report back from her ICYE project in Bolivia + Sanaya Patel who is studying at Loughborough and lives in Batchwood will come and sell us cakes to fundraise for her forthcoming trip to Uganda with East African Playgrounds – see her fundraising page for more information www.eastafricanplaygrounds.org/fundraisers/sanaya-patel-volunteers-in-uganda-2019-help-sanaya-give-the-gift-of-play-to-underprivileged-children 

Mon 22 Jul – Summer Potluck Supper Social Event – details TBD

Wed 21 Aug – Club Outing – art at the New Maynard Gallery in Welwyn Garden City (President Katherine Clark is a Trustee) followed by lunch

Fri 30 Aug to Sun 1 Sep – Friendship Link visit to Muenster – please let Jean know if you are interested – partners also welcome

Mon 9 Sep – Club Meeting – catch up at first meeting after the summer break

Mon 23 Sep – Speaker Meeting – speaker TBC

Mon 7 Oct – World Mental Health Day event – “What helps me?” – with speakers from Mindfulness and Pathway (TBC)

Sat 12 Oct AGM and Region Meeting/Conference at Lancaster Hall Hotel London

Mon 21 Oct – Social Event + prep for Conference

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 (LO Team) + report back from Region and Conference

Fri 15 Nov – SI Hertford Club Quiz

Mon 25 Nov – Speaker Meeting – Speaker TBC

Sat 30 Nov – Region Human Rights Day Meeting/Conference/Celebration

Mon 9 Dec – Carol Singing at St Albans City Station followed by a pot-luck supper at Sarah’s

2020

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

Mon 27 Jan – Speaker Meeting – Speaker TBC

Mon 10 Feb – Club Meeting

Mon 24 Feb – Social Evening?

Tue 25 Feb – Pancake Day

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

Sat 14 March – Region International Women’s Day Meeting/Conference/Celebration

Mon 23 March – Club Meeting or International Women’s Day event + report back from Regional Meeting 

Quiz March TBD?

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.

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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