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Soroptimist International - Stockport

Soroptimist International of Stockport is part of a worldwide organisation of women, which is linked to the United Nations.

The Friendship Link tree, sited in Guernsey celebrating the remarkable associations that exist between the island and Stockport, as well as the strong links between SI Stockport and SI Guernsey

Welcome to SI Stockport in 2023

Stockport and District Club benefits from a wide variety of talent and knowledge amongst members that enables us to work together, taking part in local community activities, helping a number of charities locally, nationally and abroad as well as providing representation to various organisations within the Borough.  We are currently celebrating our 82nd year of action and service in Stockport and beyond.

Stockport and District Club was chartered in 1938. The Club kept going throughout the war and has always been greatly respected in the Borough for the work that it does as well as being a source of support and friendship to its members.  There are Club and Social meetings held once a month on the 3rd Tuesday at Hazel Grove Bowling and Tennis Club and dinner meetings held at times during the year at the Alma Lodge Hotel.  Currently in the light of Covid-19 we have enbraced the technology and do it all via Zoom!  At the Club meetings we discuss business, reports back from committees, plan programme activities etc. and endeavour to have fun at the same time!  We may have speakers at Club and Dinner meetings usually with relevance to our projects and programme activities.

The club is part of the Great Britain and Ireland Federation which, in turn, is part of Soroptimist International. One member was pleased to attend the last International Convention in Montreal in 2011. Several members attend the Federation Conferences which are held each year, usually in the UK but occasionally abroad. In 2016, it was held in Malta and in 2017 was in Cardiff.  We have also travelled just 35 miles over to Liverpool for Conference!  2020 saw a succesful ‘virtual’ Conference from Bournemouth – Covid 19 ready and respecting!  2021 also saw a Llandudno based virtual Conference setting.

The most important part of our work as Soroptimists is our Programme Action. This is what we call our projects which aim to enable, empower and educate women and girls.  If you are interested in furthering our work in any of these areas or in helping us consider future projects why don’t you join us?

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