Welcome to Soroptimist International of Wakefield
A warm welcome to Soroptimist International of Wakefield.
I’m Linda Phillips and initially took on the role of President in April 2020, which definitely became a year with a difference! Throughout the lockdowns Wakefield Soroptimists never faltered – learning new IT skills so that we could continue to meet virtually via Zoom, and managing to get together in person whenever possible.
The club also continued with many projects – supporting Mary’s meals, providing taps and toilets for those less fortunate than ourselves, donating clothing to Wakefield City of Sanctuary for refugees and asylum seekers.
It is the Centenary of Soroptimist International in October so we are aiming to plant 100 trees to commemorate this event.
I was asked by the club members to continue as President for a second year – what could I say! I am honoured to hold the Presidential office for a second term, but could not have done it without such a loyal and supportive group of women. My thanks go to them all.
SI Wakefield is one of many clubs in the Yorkshire region and is part of a worldwide organization working together to advance human rights and the status of women and girls.
We are a friendly club, quite small with 24 members, involved in local, national and international projects. They are a mix of service and fundraising.
We meet on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays, 7.30 at the Barnabas Rooms, St Paul’s Church in Walton. We alternate between a business meeting when we discuss our current projects, plus national and international events, and speaker/ social evenings.
We are always keen to encourage new members – you will be made very welcome.
Please contact us via the link if you would like to come along one evening.