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 Guests are always given a warm welcome so please come and meet us.

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 .

Programme of events for the Club’s 63rd Year 2019-2020 

Mon 9 Sep – Club Meeting – catch up at first meeting after the summer break + review the resolutions for the SIGBI General Meeting 25 Oct at the SIGBI Conference  (if they are available)

Wed 18 Sep – Coffee Morning from 11am Please join us – all are very welcome @ Dagnall Street Baptist Church Cafe, 1 Cross Street, St Albans AL3 5EE Please email to let us know if you’re coming so we can look out for you, just click on “Contact Us” on this website, or email sistalbans@hotmail.com

Mon 23 Sep – Club Meeting – Irma Mullins, the Development Manager for New Leaf Wellbeing College will come and tell us about about the college www.newleafcollege.co.ukNew Leaf Wellbeing College offers a range of free short educational courses which give you the skills and knowledge to help you better manage your wellbeing.  Attending the college also gives you the opportunity to reflect upon your own situation and consider how you can build on your strengths to achieve better wellbeing. The college is available free of charge to all Hertfordshire residents aged 18 and over. ”  Plus after coffee activity (watch this space for details). Guests are very welcome – please email to let us know if you’re coming so we can look out for you, just click on “Contact Us” on this website, or email sistalbans@hotmail.com

Mon 7 Oct – World Mental Health Day Event – hear about the Club’s new charity for this year from a Trustee of the Herts Rape Crisis and Sexual Abuse Centre www.hertsrapecrisis.org.uk and after coffee some mindfulness with Ruth Ferenga from Mindful Pathway www.mindfulpathway.co.uk we will be in the URC Church for this meeting (not the hall) – details above. Guests are very welcome – please email to let us know if you’re coming so we can look out for you, just click on “Contact Us” on this website, or email sistalbans@hotmail.com For more info please see the website www.sigbi.org/st-albans/wmhd19

Sat 12 Oct AGM and Region Meeting/Conference at Lancaster Hall Hotel London

Fri 18 Oct to Mon 21 OctTBC – Visit to the UK by Members of our Friendship Link SI Warsaw

Mon 21 Oct – Social Event + wear pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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 !

Mon 11 Nov – Club Meeting – we will hear about OWCH Older Womens Co-housing for over 50’s www.owch.org.uk and the Club’s Learning Opportunities Team will help the Club to mark WorldToilet Day with a bottle sale in aid of Toilet Twinning so please bring a bottle or jar of anything you no longer need/want that you think someone else might like to buy, or just bring money to buy a bottle for sale! On the evening there will also be reports back from the Soroptimist Region’s AGM www.sigbi.org/london-chilterns and from the Federation Conference www.sigbi.org/bournemouth2019/ Guests are very welcome – please email to let us know if you’re coming so we can look out for you, just click on “Contact Us” on this website, or email sistalbans@hotmail.com

Fri 15 Nov – SI Hertford Club Quiz – just let us know if you want to join our team

Mon 25 Nov – Special Soroptimist Event – Raising Resilient Girls: a ‘How to’ Guide – 7pm at Townsend School, High Oaks, St Albans, AL3 6DR – all are welcome to book and for more information please click to this page on the website www.sigbi.org/st-albans/evaw

Sat 30 Nov – Region Human Rights Day Meeting/Conference/Celebration

Mon 9 Dec – Carol Singing at St Albans City Station followed by a pot-luck supper at Sarah’s

2020

Mon 13 Jan – Club Meeting + report back from Regional Meeting + catch up after Christmas

Mon 27 Jan – Speaker Meeting (Learning Opportunities Team) Earthworks St Albans, providing Horticultural training for those with learning disabilities”  and so much more…  www.earthworksstalbans.co.uk The Club has supported this local charity/enterprise for many years so it will great to have an update first-hand. Check out their website of you’d like to visit. We will have another speaker too TBC

Tue 28 Jan – St Albans Girls’ School (STAGS) Big Interview Day for Year 11 08:30-13:00 – Soroptimist Members volunteer to join the team of interviewers

Mon 10 Feb – Club Meeting – update from the St Albans and Hertsmere Women’s Refuge, and cheque presentation. All are welcome, particularly any prospective Members to find out about our support for Women’s Refuges.

Mon 24 Feb – Social Evening – please invite anyone who would like to find out more about Soroptimists in an informal setting.

Tue 25 Feb – Pancake Day in St Albans Town Centre – supporting Home-Start 

Fri 6 March – International Women’s Day St Albans Girls’ School (STAGS) Soroptimists join the Inspiring Women Event 08:00-11:00.

Mon 9 March  – Club Meeting and International Women’s Day event

Sat 14 March – Region International Women’s Day Meeting/Conference/Celebration

Sat 21 March – Quiz Night – our ever popular quiz at Homewood Rd URC 

Mon 23 March – Soroptimist Linda Shall will report on the Carbon Literacy Project and the relevance to women + report back from Regional Meeting 

Mon 27 April – 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.

May 12 2020 SI Osaka 50th Anniversary (SI Osaka has a Friendship Link with SI St Albans) www.sigbi.org/st-albans/about-our-club/club-friendship-links/

Sun 14 May – Charity Bookstall St Albans Market – part of Sustainable St Albans Market Takeover

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