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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.

Mon 27 Jun – 7.30pm – 9pm Zoom – Victim Support with Rebecca Bayley, Head of Service, Catch 22 Beacon Victim Care, Hertfordshire

Mon 11 Jul – 7.30pm – 9pm Zoom – open conversation with Daisy Cooper MP for St Albans. Daisy will provide us with an update following her last visit to speak to the Club online in May 2021. PLUS Julie Richardson, Head, Verulam Schoolon inviting Survivors UK to provide sexual consent and better relationships sessions for 14-15 year old boys https://www.hertsad.co.uk/news/education/verulam-school-sexual-consent-lessons-8387594  If you are interested in attending please email sistalbans@hotmail.com

Wed 13 Jul – 10:30-12.30 Coffee at Rothamsted Cafe West Common, Harpenden AL5 2JQ – on the Rothamsted Research campus in Harpenden https://www.rothamstedenterprises.com/rothamsted-restaurant/ it is easy to park and a nice large airy cafe with good coffee and cake and even the possibility of sitting outside if the weather is nice. Drop in anytime between 10.30am and 12.30pm for a coffee/tea and a catch up – please email sistalbans@hotmail.com so we know to look out for you.

Sat 16 Jul – Trip to Great Linford – Milton Keynes Parks Trust – marking SIGBI Day of Action on Climate Change. We will do a guided walk in the lovely grounds of Great Linford Manor House which includes an arboretum – “a hidden gem” according to the website:  www.theparkstrust.com/parks/great-linford-manor-park The walk will be level and not too long and tailored to suit our needs. We will have lunch in a nearby pub – the Nags Head.  All are welcome. If you are interested please email sistalbans@hotmail.com Timings and car sharing arrangements will be made nearer the date.

Sun 17 Jul – Hertfordshire Girls’ Cricket Finals – details TBC

Mon 25 Jul – Evening Social Event at Greenwood URC 7.30pm-9pm NB 30 July is International Day of Friendship

Thu 18 Aug  – Summer Walk – Leavesden Park – join us at 10am for coffee, walk and optional lunch www.threeriversleisure.co.uk/leavesden-country-park1 If you are interested in attending please email sistalbans@hotmail.com

Mon 12 Sep – 7.30pm – 9.30pm Club Meeting in Person at Greenwood URC TBC NB 8 Sep is International Literacy Day and 21 Sep is International Day of Peace

Mon 26 Sep – 7.30pm – 9.30pm Speaker Meeting on Biodiversity TBC

Sat 8 Oct 2022 – Zoom – SILC Region AGM/Conference 

Mon 10 Oct – 7.30pm – 9.30pm Club Meeting in Person at Greenwood URC – prep for Conference NB 10 Oct is World Mental Health Day and 11 Oct is International Day of the Girl Child

Mon 24 Oct – Divine Chocolate Tasting evening on Zoom – 7.30pm –  Members are encouraged to participate in small groups where possible.

Thu 27 Oct – Sat 29 Oct – SI Great Britain and Ireland Conference Belfast “Climate for Change”  www.sigbi.org/belfast2022

Mon 14 Nov – 7.30pm – 9.30pm Club Meeting in Person at Greenwood URC TBC Feedback from Region Meeting and Conference.

Mon 28 Nov – 7.30pm – 9.30pm Speaker Meeting TBC NB 19 Nov is World Toilet Day

Sat 25 Nov to Fr 16 Dec Orange the World Campaign – 16 days of activism to end gender based violence 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence.

Mon 5 Dec – Carol Singing in the evening at St Albans City Station – fundraiser – then pub afterwards. NB Dec 10 is Human Rights Day

Sat 10 Dec – SI London Chilterns Region Meeting/Conference and Celebration of Human Rights Day – 10am to 1pm on Zoom

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 tree to decorate.

2023

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

Jan ? TBC St Albans Girls School (STAGS) “Big Interview day” for year 11 (GCSE year) students

Mon 23 Jan – 7.30pm – 9.30pm Speaker Meeting Planet Team TBC

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 Hertforshire TBC

Mon 27 Feb – 7.30pm – 9.30pm Speaker Meeting TBC

Mar ? TBC  St Albans Girls’ School International Women’s Day Inspiring Women Careers Event for Year 8 and Year 12 Students

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

Sat 11 Mar SI London Chilterns Region Meeting/Conference and Celebration of International Women’s Day – 10am to 4pm in person at Cecil Sharp House 2 Regent’s Park Road, London NW1 7AY www.efdss.org/cecil-sharp-house More details will be available nearer the time.

Mon 27 Mar – 7.30pm – 9.30pm Speaker Meeting TBC NB 21 March is International Day of Forests

Quiz? TBC

?? 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

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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