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Welcome to the Regional Website for the South West & Channel Islands

Welcome to our Regional website from our 2023/24 Presidents



Left to Right: Margaret Parkinson, SI Plymouth & District, Jackie Collins, SI Yeovil, Sherborne & District,  and Daphne Dowsing, SI Tiverton & District.


SI South West & Channel Islands (SWCI) is part of Soroptimists International global volunteer movement working to transform the lives of women and girls through a network of nearly 80,000 club members in 124 countries and territories worldwide. There are five international Federations; Soroptimist International of the Americas, Soroptimist International of Great Britain & Ireland (SIGBI), to which SWCI belongs, Soroptimist International of Europe, Soroptimist International of South East Asia Pacific and Soroptimist International Africa Federation.

Soroptimist International (SI) and SIGBI both have consultative status at the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) at the United Nations (UN), which gives us a voice on important discussion papers, and allows us to attend the Commission on the Status of Women in New York each March, and contribute to the “Agreed Conclusions”. This status would not be possible without the fantastic work being done by our members.

The SWCI region comprises sixteen Clubs spread geographically from Gloucestershire in the north and Wiltshire in the east, down to Cornwall in the deepest south west and includes Guernsey and Jersey in the Channel Islands. Clubs vary in size and members come from all walks of life. The common thread you will find is a willingness to make a difference, to follow similar values and objectives, and to have fun and make friends along the way in order to help women and girls in our local communities, throughout our region, nationally and internationally.

Click Here to see the Clubs in our region.

Click Here to see who our regional officers are.

Click Here to find out the dates of our meetings.

Click Here to find out about our Regional Development Day November 2023


Thank you for visiting our page and if you are interested in our work we encourage you to come and join us.