Welcome

Our club was chartered on 23rd July 1938 and we celebrated our 80th anniversary in 2018.

Members of Soroptimist International Taunton are always happy to welcome visitors and potential new members to our monthly meetings and social events.  Meetings are held on the first Wednesday of the month at “The Old Bear” restaurant, 14 Upper High Street (6.30 for 7pm).

If you are interested in attending a meeting or finding out more, please get in touch by e-mailing SITaunton@outlook.com or use the form on the Contact Us page.

Some of our members attending the celebration of the refurbishment completion at the Taunton foodbank, a project supported by our 2018 Swimathon.
Club members raising a glass at a summer Garden Party which was held to raise funds for the Meru Women's Garden Project.
President for the month of May, Fee Bellamy, receiving the chain from Immediate Past Presidents Rhona Gillmore and Jane Fitzgerald.
At the Swimathon 2019 Presentation evening - winning teams proudly display their trophies!
Our 2019 Swimathon supported three local charities - Somerset Sight, St Margaret’s Hospice and Citizens Advice Taunton. They each received a cheque for £6,411.38.
Year 9 girls from local schools across Somerset enjoying interactive workshops on our STEM Skirting Science Day at Taunton School.
SI Taunton Treasurer and Joint President presenting a cheque to the Beacon Centre at Musgrove Park Hospital.  The £725 was raised at a Quiz Night and £100 was also given to Look Good Feel Better at the Beacon Centre.
Presidents Rhona and Jane displaying photos of the three toilets we have twinned with - donating money in lieu of sending Christmas cards.
SI Taunton members and Taunton School lifeguards at the end of the Swimathon 2019 weekend.
Fabulous totals showing on the board at the end of the Swimathon 2019 weekend!
Immediate Past President Daphne Dowsing (centre) presents gifts to SI Taunton members Christine Briggs, outgoing Benevolent Fund Representative and Sally Williams, outgoing Federation Councillor at the SW&CI Regional Meeting
Members of SI Taunton preparing the lunch for attendees at the South West & Channel Islands November Regional Meeting
Pauline, Jane and Christine with their "props" to support their talk about "Why we support the Taunton Foodbank" at the SW&CI Regional Meeting
At the Hestercombe Dinner to celebrate our 80th Anniversary, ( Lto R) SIGBI President Elect Sue Williams, SWCI Regional President Daphne Dowsing, Taunton Deane MP Rebecca Pow, Joint Presidents Jane and Rhona
80th Anniversary visit to Montacute House where Club members and visiting Soroptimists had a guided tour and picnic lunch

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SI Taunton is a member of Soroptimist International Great Britain and Ireland (SIGBI), a women’s volunteer organisation committed to helping women and children worldwide.  Since 2013 SIGBI has Category 2 Status with the UN Economic and Social Council.

As well as contributing to international projects, members of SI Taunton are active in the local community, both individually and collectively as a club.

Among the many fund-raising events we hold is the annual Taunton Swimathon which has raised over £650,520 for charities in its  31 year history.

Other projects organised by the club include a STEM initiative for Year 9 school girls called Skirting Science, an event held annually at Taunton School support for the education of a young girl in Ghana and monthly contributions to the Taunton Food Bank.

The global Soroptimist vision is to help women and children worldwide through working in partnership with other Soroptimist clubs and charitable organisations to transform their lives through education, empowerment and enabling opportunities.Ι

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Site last updated: July 2019