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

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 meeeings .

Programme of events for the Club’s 62nd Year 2018-2019 

Mon 12 Nov – Club Meeting  + Toilet Twinning evening we will mark World Toilet Day with a bottle sale, speaker and presentation of a Twinned Toilet certificate to Caroline Eldred and Cllr Annie Brewster from the St Albans Museum and Gallery. Plus Jenny Scotland, one of our student volunteers, will report back from her ICYE project in Bolivia and Denise will report back from the SIGBI Conference  www.sigbi.org/liverpool2018/

Wed 14 Nov, 21 Nov, 28 Nov, 5 Dec, 12 Dec – Watling View Special School Christmas Stall St Albans Market 10am to 2pm Pupils from the school have made and prepared plants and crafts to sell to raise funds for the school. Staff and Soroptimists will be helping the pupils on the stall.

Fri 16 Nov – SI Hertford Charity Quiz Night – always a great evening – join a team from SI St Albans & District

Tue 20 Nov – Coffee Morning at Ayletts Garden Centre cafe – North Orbital Rd, St Albans, Herts, AL2 1DH – all are welcome just drop in anytime before 10.30 to 12.30 – if we haven’t met you before just email us at sistalbans@hotmail.com so we can look out for you 🙂

Mon 26 Nov – Speaker – new Club Environment Project – more info to follow …. 

Sat 1 Dec – Herts Domestic Abuse Helpline Quiz Night – always a great evening – join a team from SI St Albans & District

Mon 3 Dec – Shake Rattle and Sing – Soroptimists will be singing carols at St Albans City Station for charity from 6pm to 7.30pm and then we will head to Ayos Turkish Restaurant for a well earned meal. Come and join in the fun – exercise your vocal chords, shake a bucket or just come and socialise with us!

Tue 11 Dec – Coffee and Sewing Morning at Sarah’s – drop in between 10.30 and 12.30 – for those who want to sew while they natter and have a coffee we will be sewing the blanket squares together to finish the blanket we’ve been knitting.

Sat 15 Dec SI London Chilterns Region Meeting and Celebration of Human Rights Day at Lancaster Hall Hotel London

2019

Sat 12 Jan – 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.

Mon 14 Jan – Club Meeting + catch up after the Christmas Break +report back from Regional Meeting 

Wed 16 Jan – STAGS Year 11 Big Interview Day, 08:30-14:00 (Continental breakfast from 08:00 and a buffet lunch are provided)

Mon 28 Jan – Open Evening 

Mon 11 Feb – Club Meeting + Growth Plan Review

Tue 12 Feb (tbc) St Albans Pancake Race

Mon 25 Feb – Social – TBA

Thu 7 Mar – Soroptimist Event to mark International Women’s Day Sandpit Theatre, Sandringham School,

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 

Sat 23 Mar – Quiz Night

Mon 25 Mar – Club Meeting + Report back from Region Meeting + Club finance review

Mon 1 Apr – Coffee Morning – President Linda’s swansong….

Mon 8 Apr – Club Meeting +

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.

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 29 Jun – Region Meeting/Conference will be hosted by SI St Albans & District at the Redbourn Parish Centre, Redbourn, St Albans, Herts, AL3 7LR

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 !

2020

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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