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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.

Welcome to the website of Soroptimist International – Stockport!

Our latest (2024) programme action project engaging with the women and families at Arc  – Arts for Recovery in the Community  – 

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 2024

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.  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 meetings  who are usually, but not always, related 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 successful ‘virtual’ Conference from Bournemouth – Covid 19 ready and respecting!  2021 also saw a Llandudno based virtual Conference setting with in person settings returning in Belfast in 2002, London  in 2023 and we are off to Edinburgh this year.  Soroptimists get about where able!

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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Recent Club News

Arc – Arts for Recovery in the Community

ARC is an amazing organisation that has become SI Stockport’s 2024 charity.   Arc works across…

The CLAPA community – Cleft Lip and Palate Association

Stockport Soroptimists are delighted to have made a financial contribution to the work of CLAPA…

Support for Blood Bikes – in memory of Sue Wagstaffe

Sue Wagstaff Sue joined Stockport and District in 1990 and was Club President from 2005/6…


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