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Club Programme of Events

Programme of events for the Club’s 64th Year 2020-2021 

While we can’t hold face to face meetings due to COVID-19 we are holding regular Zoom meetings – details below. 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 – we will send instructions so that you can join our virtual meetings online or by telephone.

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

Sep to Dec to Denise Powell and Ameeta Sabharwal to chair meetings

Mon 12 Oct – 7.30pm Club Meeting on Zoom – our Member Liz Tillett will talk about her experience negotiating at the UN in New York. Please have pen and pencil ready as there will be a short quiz to get everyone’s brains in gear! Herts Ladies Cricket Team update – introduced by Helen Byrne with Manager Tom Ruxton and Captain Kezia Hassall. Plus our Member Ann Beatty, Chief Executive of the Steve Sinnott Foundation www.stevesinnottfoundation.org.uk will tell us about the Positive Periods Project which the Club is proposing to support + feedback from the Region meeting on 10 Oct

Mon 26 Oct  – 7.30pm  Sovel Cunningham ‘Just being me’ Poetry and Spoken word open event on Zoom www.justbeingme.life Click to view on this page of the website www.sigbi.org/st-albans/2020/just-being-me 

Fri 30 to Sat 31 Oct – 1pm to 5pm  SIGBI Annual Conference ONLINE from Belfast “We Stand Up for Women” www.sigbi.org/belfast2020 Book Now!

Mon 2 Nov – 3pm Zoom Afternoon Tea with money handover and update from Herts Rape Crisis and Sexual Abuse Centre

Mon 9 Nov – 7.30pm Club Meeting  on Zoom – we will welcome Johanna Raffan, the new President of Soroptimist International Great Britain and Ireland (SIGBI)  to speak to our Club + we will feedback from the recent SIGBI conference.

Mon 23 Nov – 7.30pm Soroptimist Event TBC from the Violence Against Women Team (Nov 25 is the Int’l Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and starts 16 days of action 25 Nov to 10 Dec Human Rights Day)

Mon 7  Dec  – TBC – fundraiser to replace our annual carol singing at St Albans Station – (note 10 Dec is Human Rights Day)

Sat 12 Dec – SI London Chilterns Region Human Rights Day event 

2021

Jan to Apr Jane Slatter and Barbara Saunders to chair meetings

Mon 11 Jan – Club Meeting – Post-Christmas catch up + feedback from Region HR Day

Mon 25 Jan – Speaker TBA    

Mon 8 Feb – Club Meeting 

Tue 16 Feb – Pancake Day St Albans in aid of Homestart Herts     

Mon 22 Feb – Social event TBA

Sat 13 Mar TBC  – SI London Chilterns Region Meeting for International Women’s Day     

Mon 8 Mar – Club Meeting + feedback from Region meeting (note 8 Mar Int’l Women’s Day)

Mon 22 Mar – Speaker TBA   (note 22 Mar World Water Day)

Mar ?    Fundraising Quiz – TBA

Mon 12 Apr – Club Meeting or Social Event TBA (note 7 Apr World Health Day)

Mon 26 Apr – AGM    Redbourn ?

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.

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.

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