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 27 Jan – Speaker Meeting (Learning Opportunities Team) Steve Pike from Earthworks St Albans, will be telling us about this local charity that provides 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. PLUS Andy Scott, Head of Watling View School St Albans , the special school for pupils with a wide range of complex and profound learning difficulties. The Club has supported the school with their Christmas stall on St Albans market and we can see if there are other ways we can work together in the future. Please bring guests to hear from these two inspiring local organisations.

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, Members are encouraged to bring guests along to find out about our support for Women’s Refuges.

Mon 24 Feb – Social Evening at the King Harry Pub 2 King Harry Lane, St Albans, AL3 4BL  https://www.thekingharrystalbans.co.uk/  All are welcome just let us know if your coming by clicking on “Contact Us” on this website, or email sistalbans@hotmail.com These type of events are a great way to get to know one another in an informal setting. If you don’t fancy a meal just come along for a natter.

Tue 25 Feb – Pancake Day in St Albans Town Centre – supporting Home-Start  For the event to be a success volunteers are needed on the day from 10am – if you can help please click on “Contact Us” on this website, or email sistalbans@hotmail.com

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

Sat 7 March – 10am to 12.30pm drop in for Coffee/Tea and Yummy Cakes at Wesley’s Cafe, High Street, Harpenden AL5 2RU – www.highstreetmethodist.org.uk/wesleys/ in aid of the St Albans and Hertsmere women’s refuge and Herts Rape Crisis

Mon 9 March  – Club Meeting and International Women’s Day event – the UN theme for this year is #EachforEqual . The Soroptimist theme for 2020 is #SoroptimistsStandUpforWomen and the International Soroptimist project is The Road to Equality 

Sat 14 March – Region International Women’s Day Meeting/Conference/Celebration Venue: Lancaster Hall Hotel, London

Sat 21 March – Quiz Night – our ever popular quiz at Homewood Rd URC – click on the link to the quiz webpage for all the details www.sigbi.org/st-albans/quiz/

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.

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

May 12 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 24 May – Charity Bookstall St Albans Market – part of Sustainable St Albans Market Takeover

Sat 13 June – 10am to 4pm Region Meeting/Conference – which will be hosted by Soroptimist International Milton Keynes 

Sat 20 June – 2.30pm to 4pm Soroptimists Visit to New Ground Co-Housing Barnet for afternoon tea. This visit was promised when two residents came to our Club to tell us about it last November – please see the website for more www.sigbi.org/2019/wtd19/

Sat 1 Aug – UKPAC Study Day Durham “Sex and Drugs and Rock and Roll” – save the date. UKPAC www.sigbi.org/ukpac/

Saturday 10th Oct 2020 – 10am to 4pm AGM/Conference Venue: Lancaster Hall, London

Thur 29 to Sat 31 Oct – SIGBI Annual Conference Belfast “We Stand Up for Women” www.sigbi.org/belfast2020/

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