Club news

Court Observations of Domestic Abuse cases

Wiltshire Police and Crime commissioner, Angus Macpherson recently sent personal letters of thanks to member of Swindon Soroptimist Club, after the completion of a 3 month project observing  Domestic Abuse cases in Swindon and Chippenham courts. In the letter Angus … Continued

Suffragette Victory Breakfast in aid of Swindon Women’s Aid held 5th July 2018

Swindon Club President Valerie and Treasurer Jackie attended a celebratory reconstruction in Swindon of the Victory Breakfast. held at The Cecil Hotel London on 5th July 1928 by the Suffragettes, after full women’s suffrage was finally attained. (In 1918 only … Continued

Soroptimists visit to Horizon finding out about help for victims of crime and witnesses

On 22nd June  we went to Devizes Police HQ to find out about the work done by Horizon.  The groundbreaking help offered to all vulnerable victims and witnesses of crime was set up by the Police and Crime Commissioner’s Office … Continued

A message from President Valerie

I feel privileged to be the President of Soroptimist International of Swindon and District for this year. I have been a Soroptimist since March 1995 and joined the Swindon Club in 2005. Since then I have made many friends, held … Continued

International Women’s Day 2018

Valerie and Lydia with our display that we paid to put in the Swindon Central Library for two weeks to celebrate International Women’s Day

Regional AGM June 2017

“Lydia, Valerie and Jackie from SI Swindon enjoying the Soroptimist Regional AGM at Tiverton, in June. The event included inspiring speakers; our Federation President Ann Hodgson, Past International President Ann Garvie and Dame Sarah Mullally, Bishop of Crediton, the 1st … Continued

Three Members attended the SIGBI Conference in Malta in November 2016 and also gave hearing aids to SI Surulere.

The Conference was on the theme “Engineering the Future”  and featured excellent speakers including the only British woman astronaut.  Contact was renewed with our friendship link in Nigeria S I Surulere.  We gave them another bag of hearing aids for … Continued