In general, Soroptimists offer friendship and service and the Club intends that that we build on these this year.
SIGBI has two programme objectives from 2015-2019:
Goal 1: Soroptimist International will be a global voice for women and girls
Goal 2: The Soroptimist federations will be linked in their efforts to improve the lives of women and girls through education, empowerment and enabling opportunities.
Our Programme Action always bears these objectives in mind. We are planning to continue with some of our current projects and will add new ones during the year. Those we will continue with include the Surrey Womens’ Refuge and our long running project providing packs to the Royal Surrey County Hospital. It is very likely that some of our speakers will enthuse us to add projects connected with their cause!
The Club worked on a new and major project in 2016/17: the STEM project. This project sought to educate and empower young women by way of a prize competition inspired by their use of Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics. This was a major development for the Club and the second competition is underway for 2017/18.
The Club seeks to have as many members as possible involved in Programme Action work; we are also keen to increase our membership and thereby widen the scope of the projects we are undertaking.
If you live locally and are interested in what we do please get in touch and come along. You will be made very welcome!