SI Bath & District
The Bath Club was established in 1925 as a Venture Club, encouraged by the Bristol Club, with its tradition of Merchant Venturers of that city. Its aims were so similar to that of Soroptimism that in 1930 it merged with them, becoming the third oldest Club in the country. The President’s insignia still carries the wings of the original Venture Club.
Over the years the Club has carried out its purpose as a service organisation. It helped, for example, before the war in fund raising for the Royal United Hospital. During the war, it founded, equipped and ran a very successful hostel for service women visiting Bath.
We are represented on many other local organisations including Macmillan Cancer Relief and Dorothy House.
We research topics, consider possible actions and where appropriate, take them to a National level.
Recent projects have been raising funds for Huntington’s Disease, Bath Young Carers, Bath City Farm and Dorothy House.
Fund raising alone is not enough to make a successful club. Within the club we enjoy supper meetings, have speakers from outside and meet fellow Soroptimists on many occasions.
Our members cover a wide area of Bath including, Corsham, Melksham, Chippenham, Westbury and Warminster.
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