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 in different members’ homes. In addition there are social and fundraising events. Details of the programme are included here.
Sat 2 Dec – SI London Chilterns Region Human Rights Day Meeting and celebration to be held at Great Denham Golf Club, Bedford 10am to 4pm. More details to follow…. These meetings are inspirational “mini” Soroptimist Conferences – anyone is welcome to attend
Mon 4 Dec – Carol Singing St Albans City Station – our annual fundraiser gets us all in the Christmas mood – we sing from 6pm to approx 7.30pm – all are welcome to join in or add to the content of our buckets! Afterwards we will have a meal and a warm up at Verdis Trattoria verdis-stalbans.net/. All funds raised will be shared by the St Albans & Hertsmere Women’s Refuge and the Welwyn Hatfield Women’s Refuge
Sat 16 – Sat 23 Dec St Saviours Christmas Tree Festival – Sandpit Lane St Albans. We will be decorating a tree again. Just pop in for a “magical” experience. There is a programme of events at the church during this time – www.ssaviours.org/weekly_news_base.shtml
Mon 15 Jan – Club Meeting + catch up after the Christmas break + report on the work of IPI – International Peace Initiatives in Meru Kenya – the Club’s International Project
Mon 29 Jan – New Members’ Evening
Mon 12 Feb – Club Meeting + TBD
Tue 13 Feb – Pancake Race St Albans in aid of Home-Start – more info to follow….
Mon 26 Feb – SISTA Social at Rose and Crown in Sandridge – come for a meal and/or a drink and a catch-up with Members
Sat 3 Mar – SI London Chilterns Regional Meeting and International Women’s Day celebration Lancaster Hall Hotel London 10am to 4pm – £2 for refreshments, bring packed lunch or buy something locally.
Mon 12 Mar – International Women’s Day event – save the date!
Sat 24 March – The Club’s Ever Popular Quiz Night at the Homewood Rd URC Church Hall St Albans.
Mon 26 Mar – Club Meeting + celebration of the Club’s support for girls’ cricket with the Soroptimist Audrey Collins Under 13’s Hertfordshire Girls’ Cricket League.
Mon 9 Apr – Club Meeting + TBD
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 www.sustainablestalbans.org
The next Soroptimist International Great Britain and Ireland Conference will be Liverpool 25-27 Oct 2018 – put the date in your diaries now!
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