Our club was chartered on 23rd July 1938 and we will celebrate 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).
Our Swimathon event is 30 years old in February 2018 – click here for more information!
Members of SI Taunton and guests at Barrington Court on the 75th charter weekend, June 2013
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 £610,900 for charities in its 29 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.