About our Club
SI Stafford was first established in March 1939, so we celebrated our 80th birthday year in 2019.
The photo shows last year’s President, Judith, planting an oak tree in Victoria Park in Stafford to commemorate passing this milestone.
We are a lively club with more than 30 members – not only from Stafford, but also Stone, Penkridge, Eccleshall and surrounding areas. We come from all walks of life, but inevitably there are many members with backgrounds in health, education and business.
We meet each month on the first and third Tuesday evenings at the Moat House Hotel, Acton Trussell. The details of this year’s programme are to be found under What’s On in the Club menu.
Once a month we have a meal at the Moat House (voluntary), normally followed by a speaker. Topics range from the fun (taking part in Britain’s Got Talent), to the thought-provoking (dealing with the ‘Lad Culture’ in higher education). Of course we focus on those topics that are very relevant to our central purpose, which is improving the lives of women and girls. We have ongoing interests in such things as violence against women, both local and worldwide, domestic abuse, women in prison, teenage mothers, trafficking, to name but a few. See Our Projects for more details.
The second meeting of the month is normally devoted to the business of the Club – organising our activities, briefing members about what’s going on in the Soroptimist world, etc. For more information about what we do, see Our Projects
Aside from the meetings there is a range of social and/or fund-raising events.