Welcome to Wales South

Croeso I De Cymru

Wales South Region

Congratulations from Soroptimist Wales South to

Prince Harry on marrying Meghan, now the Duke and Duchess of Sussex

Regional President Amanda (right) being installed as our new Regional President by President of Soroptimist International of Great Britain and Ireland at the annual conference in Cardiff in October 2017 

President Amanda’s theme for the year is “Building Partnerships”

Soroptimist International is a vibrant, dynamic organisation for all women who support the aims of the organisation to Educate, Empower and Enable women and girls.

Soroptimists (Soror – sister, optima – best) are today’s women joining together to influence decision making and improve the lives of women and girls.

Through Programme Action we achieve our aims and objectives and we do this in our own clubs and working together through Wales South Region.

 

What do we do?

 

 

1. Advocacy

Soroptimists from South Wales wore orange at their meeting in Aberafan on December 2nd to underline the message “STOP VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN”.

This was to highlight the UN campaign in the 16 days  from 25th November to 10th December, which is Human Rights Day. The theme of the campaign for 2017 is “Leave no one behind: end violence against women and girls.” This theme reinforces the UNiTE Campaign’s commitment to a world free from violence for all women and girls around the world,

2. Programme Action

Programme Action presentations at our AGM in Machynys on Saturday 25th September 2017

Kirsty Williams AM presenting SI Bridgend with the Regional rogramme Action Award for work with Barnardos family centre at Parc Prison.

 

 

Jasmine Jones presenting a certificate to former regional president Bobbie Sheldrake for the number of toilets twinned overseas to enable girls to attend school more often

 Within our 16 clubs in the Region, we are committed to helping women and girls reach their potential, realise aspirations and have an equal voice in creating strong and peaceful communities.

3. As well as providing service we are strong on Friendship and Fun!

Regional President Amanda (2017-2018) with the Lord Mayor of Swansea at her Change of Insignia Tea in Swansea in November

 

The Afternoon Tea followed soon after President Amanda held an “After Conference” party in Cardiff in October at the eclectic “Sunflower & I” with much food and entertainment. Left over food was given to a local food bank.

Regional President Amanda with fellow Swansea Soroptimists Sue James and Ann Norton

Wales South Region was formed in 1939 and there are currently 16 clubs. Whilst we work as clubs to support various causes we also come together as a Region to support a chosen Regional Project which runs for 2-4 years.

So………Join Us

If you want to contact a soroptimist club in your area to find out more about us, either click on the “contact us” heading to the left of the Wales South website, click on the club websites (highlighted text) or telephone our Soroptimist Federation Office on 0161 480 7686 who will be happy to help.

You can help make a difference to the lives of many women and girls.

Aberdare and District (1956)

Abergavenny and District (1966)

 Barry and District (1968)

Milford Haven (1955)

Cwmbran District (1980)

Neath and District (1947)

Bridgend and District (1947)

Fishguard and District (1982)

Cardiff and District (1950)

Glamorgan Gwent Marshes (2015)

Cardigan and District (1952)

Haverfordwest and District (1962)

 Swansea (1933)

Pontypridd and District (1961)

Tenby and District (1955)

Port Talbot (1948)