SI Bath & District

View of Bath Abbey

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. For example, it helped before the war in fund raising for the Royal United Hospital and during the war it founded and equipped and ran a very successful hostel for Service women visiting Bath.

We have supported many local organisations over the years including the following:-

  • Macmillan Cancer Relief
  • Abbeyfield
  • Julian House and the Women’s Refuge
  • Dorothy House Hospice
  • Forever Friends (Royal United Hospital)
  • The Samaritans
  • Bath Young Carers
  • Save the Children
  • Purple Community Fund

Fund raising alone is not enough to make a successful Club. Within the Club we enjoy supper meetings with speakers from various organisations and meet fellow Soroptimists on many occasions.

Our members cover a wide area of Bath and its environs including, Melksham, Chippenham and Warminster.

Click HERE to see our club website.