Soroptimist International of Chaguanas is a group of dynamic women who enjoy the camaraderie and networking opportunities that result from working together on projects that benefit the community.
Our mission is to transform the lives of women and girls through education, empowerment and enabling opportunities.
We are members of the wider Soroptimist International of Great Britain and Ireland club and have consultative status at the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) at the United Nations thus we follow many of the United Nations significant dates including International Women’s Day, World Environment Day, Elimination Of Violence Against Women’s Day and International Day of Women and Girls in Science.
SI CHAGUANAS HAS A NEW PRESIDENT FOR 2023/2024
Join us in welcoming Bernadine Warrick-Wilson as the President of SI Chaguanas, 2023. She also holds the role of Organizational Development Officer.
Her message of empowerment and growth is sure to inspire positive change.
President and Organizational Officer- Bernadine Warrick-Wilson
Immediate Past President- Jenelle Joseph
Programme Action Officers: Claire Watson and Laura Rambaran-Seepersad
Secretaries: Christine Cole and Anneela Rambally
Treasurer: Aretha Wyse
Membership Officer: Aletia Alleyne
Communications Officer- Nalini Parasram-Rajballie
SI Chaguanas participate in the SI Port of Spain Fun-tastic Christmas Wreathmaking Fundraiser
Festive, creative and crafty fun! The ladies of SI Chaguanas had a fantastic time learning the art of wreathmaking, a wonderful fundraiser hosted by SI Port of Spain. Here we are showing off our beautiful handmade wreaths this holiday season!
Soroptimist International clubs of T&T
Friendship Day 8th October 2023
Theme: The People Who Came
Soroptimist International Chaguanas, video-Chinese presentation.
SI Chaguanas hosted a spectacular Friendship Day at Holy Faith Convent, Couva, bringing together all Soroptimist clubs from around Trinidad and Tobago.
Each club represented a unique sector of our culturally rich society – from the First Peoples to the Spanish, French, Africans, English, Indians, Chinese and Syrian-Lebanese. While we’re empowering and transforming the lives of women and girls, Soroptimists also know how to have a blast!
Here’s to the spirit of friendship and sisterhood that brings us all together.
International Day of Peace
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Happy 14th anniversary to the amazing ladies of SI Chaguanas Club!
It’s inspiring to see charter members (from left) Marilyn, Claire, Aletia, Shirley, and Christine still celebrating together with the same passion and dedication that started this journey.
Here’s to many more years of empowering women and making a difference in the community!
SI Chaguanas donate school supplies to local students
Education is the foundation of success, and we’re proud to have played a small part in helping the next generation thrive!
With the help of our dedicated friends and generous wellwishers, SI Chaguanas club was able to donate much-needed school supplies to local students, giving them the tools they need to excel. Here’s to a bright future for all!
Soroptimist International Convention in Dublin
SI Chaguanas was represented by Nalimi Rajballie, Communications Officer at the SI Convention in Dublin. (L-R 4th in backrow)
On Day 1, our impressive tree and vegetable planting projects were highlighted in a poster display.
We were also proud to see our patch of peace included in the beautiful quilt of peace, a project spearheaded by our sister club SI San Fernando, featuring patches from SI clubs worldwide.
And to top it all off, two of our projects, Wellness Wednesday and Let’s Plant Vegetables , were featured in the Soroptimist International Great Britain and Ireland (SIGBI) Programme Director’s report.
We’re thrilled to be making an impact on a global scale and showcasing all that Trinidad and Tobago has to offer.
SI Chaguanas display of their Poster “Let’s grow trees, Let’s grow Vegetables.
SIGBI Day of action – 15th July 2023
Embracing UN World Youth Skills Day, SI Chaguanas proudly launches its Adopt a Classroom project at Chaguanas South Secondary School on Soroptimist Day of Action!
We kicked off with an exciting session, engaging young talents in the art of priming and painting, using paint rollers, brushes and more.
As the project moves forward, we’ll revamp and upgrade various aspects of the classroom, while instilling in the children the significance of maintaining their school environment and the world around us.
Together, we’re creating a vibrant and sustainable future for our youth
SI Chaguanas –
Let’s plant vegetables project
In commemoration of World Environment Day, 5th June, 2023, SI Chaguanas embarked on a “Let’s plant vegetables” project.
11 types of veggie plants were distributed to each recipient in recycled plastic packaging – a small step towards a sustainable future.
President of S.A.A.T.H.I., Rosemarie, receives plants from President of SI Chaguanas, Bernadine, for Let’s Plant Vegetables project in honour of World Environment Day.
SI Chaguanas -Membership Month activities
SI Chaguanas spreading awareness during Membership Month at Starbucks, Chaguanas.
Members discussed the club and its projects with interested shoppers while observing the U.N. designated “Orange the World Day” to end violence against women and girls.
Visit the website to learn more about our club:
SI CHAGUANAS FUNDRAISER
SAVE THE DATE: Saturday 13th May,2023.
Spread love and sweetness this Mother’s Day with our Gift Box of Love!
Save The Date – Saturday, May 13th, 2023, for a fundraiser filled with delectable sweet treats.
Let’s celebrate the amazing moms in our lives while supporting a worthy cause.
DM for tickets or contact any member of Soroptimist International Chaguanas
Collection on Saturday 13th May 2023 from 9am to 5pm at 7 Penco Street, Lange Park, Chaguanas.
Contact Soroptimists Claire at 682-5562 or Aletia at 357-3351 for tickets.
SI Chaguanas participated in the SI Friendship Day hosted by SI San Fernando at La Vega, Gran Couva on the 19th of March, 2023. They were all dressed various combinations of attire representing the sixties which was the theme for the event.
For International Women’s Day and beyond, let’s all fully #EmbraceEquity.
The aim of the IWD 2023 #EmbraceEquity campaign theme is to get the world talking about why equal opportunities aren’t enough. People start from different places, so true inclusion and belonging require equitable action.
Equity means creating an inclusive world. Each one of us can actively support and embrace equity within our own sphere of influence.
We can all challenge gender stereotypes, call out discrimination, draw attention to bias, and seek out inclusion.
Collective activism is what drives change. From grassroots action to wide-scale momentum, we can all embrace equity.
Forging gender equity isn’t limited to women solely fighting the good fight. Allies are incredibly important for the social, economic, cultural, and political advancement of women. Everyone everywhere can play a part.
Share the passion and excitement that comes from valuing and supporting difference. Together we can work collectively to impact positive change.
SI Chaguanas assists Sri Dattatreya Yoga Centre in the preparation and donation of food to flood victims
SI Chaguanas members spent a serviceful Saturday morning on the 4th December 2022 prepping vegetables and boxing meals in association with the Sri Dattatreya Yoga Centre at Orangefield Road, Carapichaima.
600 meals were prepared for donation to those who were affected by the recent floods which devastated several areas in Trinidad and Tobago
SITT National Association – 49th AGM
A lovely turnout from SI Chaguanas!
Soroptimist International National Association of Trinidad and Tobago held its 49th Annual General Meeting on Saturday, September 17th, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. at Sky View Lounge, San Fernando.
It was a glorious return to an in-person meeting since our last AGM in 2019. All clubs were represented—SI Anaparima, SI Chaguanas, SI Couva, SI Esperance, SI Newtown, SI Port of Spain, and
SI San Fernando. Despite a bit of inclement weather, it was a great turnout of members.
World Environment Day 2022
Together, we will plant 50 fruit trees for World Environment Day!
Thank you to everyone who supported the call and selected a fruit tree (breadfruit, soursop, lemon, dragon fruit or dwarf pommecythere). Send us photos of the planted trees.
“Eco restoration can take place by planting trees, greening cities, changing diets, or cleaning up rivers and coasts, and rewilding gardens.” (Source: UNEP)
International Women’s Day 2022
In commemoration of International Women’s Day 2022, each of the seven Soroptimist International clubs of Trinidad and Tobago produced a video addressing:
A Mother’s work is REAL. Mothering through the Pandemic.
Whether deliberate or unconscious, bias makes it difficult for women to move ahead. Knowing that bias can’t exist isn’t enough.
In celebration of SI’s Centenary, on Sunday, July 25, 2021, SITT published a 24-page newspaper supplement with the Guardian Newspaper, Trinidad.
Here’s our full-page editorial…
In commemoration of International Women’s Day 2021, all six Soroptimist International Clubs of Trinidad and Tobago united to produce a series of videos featuring prominent local women who choose to challenge gender bias and inequality.
These women hail from different backgrounds and each shared their journey and determination to forge a gender-equal world.
We present Asiya Mohammed. #ChooseToChallenge
To date our projects include cancer screenings in rural communities across the country biannually, conduct health fairs, host workshops and environmental education.
We also support many other organizations in their projects by practical and/or financial support, and through advocacy.
In 2014, the club was nominated and became first runner up in the Energy Chambers Award for Best Environmental Project. We were also awarded a Certificate of Appreciation for the project by the United Nations Environmental Program.
The club’s main source of funding is their annual lunch/tea party held in the May/June of each year.
For more information on our work please visit: