Club News 2016
A fun night!!
The friendly matches have been played between the two clubs for several years now, with the actual game getting in the way of chatter and eating.
Leaflets and magazines were distributed. A very worthwhile event with many people interested in our work and the people that we have helped in the Bay.
Celebrating International Literacy Day at Lanlivery Rally, by giving away books to the General Public.
People aren’t used to getting something for free! The first outing for our new Event Shelter.
Members of SI Cirencester had a stand at Cirencester Phoenix Festival (The Phoenix Festival is a free music event held by the community for the community), it is run over two weekends.
Cirencester Soroptimists supported the “Let’s Play” stage at this year’s Phoenix Festival. They will be out in force at this year’s Phoenix Festival in a bid to raise awareness of what the organization do and why they do it. Flower head garlands, which have been painstakingly handmade with love by the members of Cirencester Soroptimists over the past few weeks, were available at their stand for a £1 donation. Read more here.
Cirencester Soroptimists hosted a Vintage Tea Party on 2 July to raise funds for Cirencester Signpost. Not only were there delicious teas served on
beautiful vintage china, but also games, stalls and a handbag auction raising a magnificent total of £1500. A cheque was presented by Pat Wright,
President of Cirencester Soroptimists, to Juliette and Graham of Cirencester Signpost, a local charity supporting all who are lonely,
experiencing financial hardship, are marginalised or vulnerable. (see the website www.cirencester-signpost.org.uk for more details).
The donation will be used for their planned annual Summer outing to Weston-super-Mare.
Photos from our Steam Fair where we made over £2,000 last weekend selling our home-made cakes – always a popular tent.
All proceeds will go towards our President Pru Preston’s charities
Kay Turner (and Christine from SI Barnstaple) attended the Federation Management Board meeting on 22 July to give a presentation
The Ideas Partnership NGO is based in Port Isaac and helps a particular underprivileged community in Kosovo. Nicola was
a winner in our clubs Unsung Heroines Awards. Her project was to train and then supply sewing materials to a young widow
with this) She is now able to educate and support her children. Earlier in the year Charles and Camilla visited the project in
Kosovo. St Austell also has a Friendship link club SI Gjakova in Kosovo
IPP Kathy opened up her home for members to enjoy a summer BBQ in aid of the Meru Women’s Garden project
All members bought a dish of food/drinks/pudding and Kathy provided the burgers and sausages.
The BBQ was ably run by Soroptimisters, Roger, David and Colin.
It was a beautiful English summer’s evening and the total amount raised was £350.00.President Pat and
IPP Kathy would like to than all those who contributed food and all those who attended.
True Soroptimism at international level.
SI Weston-Super-Mare. Looking forward to this year’s Skirting Science and leading Woman Engineer of the year, Lucy Ackland, who is our opening speaker. Skirting Science – inspiring the next generation of female scientists This year Skirting Science is taking place at Broadoak Academy, Weston-super-Mare on June 23rd. There are 13 workshops on topics ranging from flood defences to blood constituents, from smart plastics to genetics. Over 150 girls will be attending, each participating in 3 hour-long hands-on workshops over the day.
Skirting Science was initiated in 2009 by Soroptimist International Weston-super-Mare. It is an annual one-day event which brings together workshop providers from academia and industry and secondary schoolgirls from North Somerset and Bristol. It aims to encourage girls’ interest in science by demonstrating how varied, fascinating and all-encompassing is science in all its manifestations and through its many different career opportunities. It tries to dispel the perception that science is for boys rather than girls.
Skirting Science has been hosted by Broadoak for four years and Soroptimists are most grateful for their hospitality and cooperation.
celebration of her 90th Birthday.
SI St Austell
SI St Austell Goes Global. Photos of the Fashion Show held in March in aid of the Merlin Appeal are featured in
Soroptimist International Global Voice May 2015. The email newsletter goes out to all members worldwide!
where an Unchosen film was shown. The Rotarians took toilet stickers,
Crimestopper cards and bought car stickers, and promised to do their
very best to raise awareness to the fact that the crime happens even in
rural areas such as theirs.
all main Modern Day Slavery organisations as well as the Chief Constable of
Devon and Cornwall Constabulary and three candidates for the soon to be
vacant regional Police and Crime Commissioner post.