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Club Programme of Events

Please scroll down for the full programme and keep checking because it is updated regularly… you will also find more details about where and how we meet at the bottom of this page.

Programme of events for the Club’s 66th Year 2022-2023 

The Club’s President role will be shared this Club year by Helen Byrne and Sarah Lichman – May to August, Denise Powell and Jane Slatter – Sep to Dec and Barbara Saunders and Katherine Clark Jan-Apr 2023.

Fri 25 Nov to Sat 10 Dec #OrangeTheWorldHerts Campaign – 16 days of activism to end gender based violence. Click here for information: https://sigbi.org/st-albans-and-district/2022/orange22/ 

Mon 5 Dec – from 5.30pm  “Shake Rattle and Sing – Soroptimists and friends (2 and 4 legged!) will be singing carols and festive songs at St Albans City Station from 5.30pm to 7pm in aid of the local Women’s Refuge www.sahwr.org.uk marking Human Rights Day. We will then retire to the White Hart Tap from 7.30pm for a well-earned supper. Come and join in the fun – exercise your vocal cords, shake a bucket or just come and socialise with us in the pub! For more details email: sistalbans@hotmail.com 

Sat 10 Dec – SI London Chilterns Region Meeting/Conference and Celebration of Human Rights Day – 10am to 1pm on Zoom – with two excellent speakers:
Major Kathy Betteridge, Director for Anti Trafficking and Modern Slavery, National Lead from the Salvation Army
Chris Green OBE, founder of the White Ribbon & Co Founder of Male Allies Challenging Sexism; Chris was awarded his OBE for Services to Equality

For more information please visit this page on the website https://sigbi.org/london-chilterns/2022/hrday22  All are welcome – please email silondonchilterns@hotmail.com to book your place. You will be sent the Zoom link and the agenda nearer to the time.

Fri 16- Thu 22 December – Christmas Tree Festival St Saviour’s Church St Albans –  the theme is “One world” and St Albans Soroptimists will have a decorated tree. Do pop in and visit – the tree festival only happens every 4 years and is always truly magical! If you’d like to visit with a sister Soroptimist then please email sistalbans@hotmail.com 

2023

Mon 9 Jan – 7.30pm – 9.30pm Club Meeting in Person at Greenwood URC TBC Post-Christmas Catchup and Feedback from Region meeting.

Tue 17 Jan 8.30am to 1.15pm St Albans Girls School (STAGS) “Big Interview day” for year 11 (GCSE year) students For more details email: sistalbans@hotmail.com 

Mon 23 Jan –  Zoom 7.30pm to 9pm “How St Albans communities are tackling climate change and building resilience to its effects”. Speakers are Kate Swindells who was one of “The Independent’s Happy List 2020: Heroes in a crisis” – she set up a  successful community garden in St Albans and is on a mission to empower and enable others to create many more. We will also hear from a St Albans City Council sponsored volunteer “Climate Champion”. For more information click here https://sigbi.org/st-albans/climate . To register your interest in attending please email: sistalbans@hotmail.com

Mon 13 Feb – 7.30pm – 9.30pm Club Meeting in Person at Greenwood URC TBC NB 11 Feb is International Day of Women and Girls in Science

Tue 21 Feb – St Albans Pancake Race in support of Home-Start Hertfordshire TBC

Mon 27 Feb – Zoom 7.30pm – 9pm Speaker Meeting – Dame Vera Baird DBE KC will be our guest speaker. Dame Vera is a British barrister and politician who has held roles as a government minister, police and crime commissioner, and Victims’ Commissioner for England and Wales. She is also a Soroptimist and a terrific speaker so don’t miss it! To register your interest in attending please email: sistalbans@hotmail.com

Fri 10 Mar St Albans Girls’ School International Women’s Day Inspiring Women Careers Events for Year 8 and Year 12 Students

Sat 11 Mar SI London Chilterns Region Meeting/Conference and Celebration of International Women’s Day – 10am to 4pm in person at Lancaster Hall Hotel https://www.lancaster-hall-hotel.co.uk/ 35 Craven Terrace, London  W2 3ELM. More details will be available nearer the time.

Mon 13 Mar – 7.30pm – 9.30pm Club Meeting in Person at Greenwood URC TBC NB 8 Mar is International Women’s Day

Sat 25 Mar – Quiz Night – Homewood Road URC, save the date…

?? March – ?? April Great British Spring Clean – SISTAs litter pick?

Mon 17 Apr (date ?? 10 Apr is B Hol)  – 7.30pm – 9.30pm Club Meeting in Person at Greenwood URC TBC Feedback from Region Meeting.

Mon 24 Apr – 7.30pm – 9.30pm AGM

27-29 July 2023 Soroptimist International Convention Dublin  “Challenge the Future” sidublin2023.com

Fri 3 – Sat 4 Nov – SIGBI Conference London https://sigbi.org/london2023/ Friends House, Euston Road, London NW1 https://www.friendshouse.co.uk/

The Soroptimist Club of St Albans and District holds Club Meetings on the 2nd Monday of most months either on Zoom or at Greenwood United Reformed Church Hall, Watford Road, St Albans, AL2 3HG. Zoom meetings are usually 7.30pm to 9pm. In person meetings are usually 7.15pm for 7.30pm start, coffee break during the meeting and end at 9.30pm. Club Members also meet on 4th Mondays – either at the URC Church Hall (as above), on Zoom or out and about at other venues. Coffee mornings are usually held once a month from 10.30am to 12.30pm and are held at different venues. In addition there are social and fundraising events.

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.

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.

For more details about where and how we meet please scroll down to the bottom of this page.

For guidance on joining a Club meeting on Zoom please click on this web page www.sigbi.org/st-albans/zoom

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