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 24 Sep – Wildlife and Enviroment Themed Evening – Guest Speakers Wendy Hartnell from Herts and Middlesex Wild Life Trust will present “Where the Wild Things Are” and Janet Bruce from Foodsmiles will talk to us about their “incredible edible gardens” and activities in the St Albans area. Chiswell Green United Reformed Church Hall, Watford Road, St Albans, AL2 3HG. Doors open at 7.45pm for 8pm – there will be a coffee break and we will end by 10pm. Guests will be warmly welcomed.

Mon 8 Oct – “Mental Health Challenges Facing Women” – an evening with speakers to mark World Mental Health Day for more details visit the web page www.sigbi.org/st-albans/wmhd2018

Tue 9 Oct – Soroptimist Coffee Morning at the Potting Shed Cafe, Carpenter’s Garden Centre  Sandridge – all are welcome – we’ll be there between 10.30am and 12.30 www.pottingshedcafe.com

Sat 13 Oct  SI London Chilterns Region AGM and Regional Meeting at Lancaster Hall Hotel London

Mon 22 Oct – Club Meeting – Life Talk from our Past-President Rita Andews + Report back from October Regional Meeting + Prep for SIGBI Annual Conference

Thur 25 to Sat 27 Oct – Soroptimist International Great Britain and Ireland Annual Conference in Liverpool – see the website for more information www.sigbi.org/liverpool2018/ all are welcome to come along with the group from St Albans !

Mon 12 Nov – Club Meeting + reporting back from Conference + Bottle Sale for Toilet Twinning to mark World Toilet Day

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

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

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 retiring to a local hostelry for a well earned supper. Come and join in the fun – exercise your vocal chords, shake a bucket or just come and socialise with us!

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

2019

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 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

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