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SI Port of Spain

Soroptimist International of Port of Spain was founded in 1959 and is the founder Club of Soroptimist Clubs in the Commonwealth Caribbean. Soroptimist International of Port of Spain is a member of Soroptimist International which is a “worldwide organization for women in management and professions, working through service projects to advance human rights and the status of women.”

It is also the founder Club of Soroptimist Clubs in the English – Speaking Caribbean.

Soroptimist International Port of Spain headquarters is located at:
15 Nepaul Street, St. James, Port of Spain.


Projects included:

• Annual Computer Literacy programme in conjunction with Microsoft
• “Crescendo” Music Therapy programme for Cyril Ross children
• Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy Training for single women from the Beetham Estate
• Annual World Peace Day “Spoken Word” programme for primary schools in Port of Spain area in conjunction with Roots Foundation – Mtima Solwazi
Audrey Jeffers challenge project for schools
4 part series video discussion on Self Defense for Women

16th January 2021 marks the 62nd Anniversary of Soroptimism in the English-speaking Caribbean. Being the first Club to be chartered in the region it is also Soroptimist International Port of Spain’s 62 Anniversary. It is a Club with a rich history, its founder President being none other than Audrey Layne Jeffers O.B.E. The Club’s Charter celebration took place at the Country Club and since it was before our Independence in 1962, a toast to the Queen was proposed by the then Attorney General, the Honourable Mr Ellis Clarke who later became His Excellency , The President of the Republic of Trinidad & Tobago. SI Port of Spain set the tone and the pace for Soroptimism in Trinidad & Tobago and were responsible for the formation of SI San Fernando in 1962.

Newspaper clipping below:
Dinner function to commemorate the presentation of the Charter to Soroptimist International, Port of Spain. Presentation was made to President Audrey Layne Jeffers.




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