On December 9th, the 15 day of #16daysofactivism #Soroptimists support women to progress and their efforts to make safe places for themselves at work. As more women find space at the work place, and make positive progress towards leadership roles, they are faced with challenges. Women are targeted for their gender and for progressive roles they have adopted. Female employees suffer harassment. Laws of Prevention of Harassment at work place are in place but more needs to be done. Soroptimists Believe they can Achieve success. #Orangetheworld at #Generationequality #16Daysofactivism #Metoo
December 8th – Raise your voice against… Sexual exploitation is rife in many countries. Commercial sexual exploitation of children involves the sexual exploitation of a child, such as the prostitution of children, child pornography and even sale of children. Soroptimists through their projects create awareness of such a barbaric activity. If you agree, share our posts please!
November 27th – Day 3 #OrangeTheWorld Soroptimists Believe to Achieve in being a voice for the voiceless. During #16DaysofActivism we turn our gaze to the countless indigenous women and forgotten tribes whose voices have been taken away. To the women in those communities we give a voice.
November 26th – 2nd of #16DaysofActivism UN Women Goodwill Ambassador and Academy Award winning actor Nicole Kidman asks us to “Play your role in ending violence against women” find out how https://bit.ly/3q6Qqga. Soroptimists believe to achieve big impacts against the silence that surrounds rape culture. Your action for today-#OrangetheWorld and show your support-during #16DaysofActivism. Wear orange today and every day during this campaign, support women, help alleviate ignorance. We will support the #GenerationEquality Campaign to highlight the injustice rendered to Rape victims and survivors. Soroptimists vouch for SDGs and the 2030 Agenda. Join us! #GenerationEquality @UN_Women @SIGBI1
HAPPY BIRTHDAY DOROTHY SI Weybridge & District (SIWD) have something BIG to celebrate.. Mrs Dorothy Clark MBE a founding club member and past regional President was nominated by the club as one of our most influential Soroptimists of the last 100 years. We are thrilled to see her showcased this month on the SI Centenary Whoisshe? page. Cathy, club member and neighbour was delighted to present not only her Award Certificate from SIGBI but also to share the Club’s congratulations with Dorothy yesterday on her 90th BIRTHDAY. As Dorothy prepared to leave for her birthday lunch at The Ivy she was surprised by a visitor. The photograph say it all. Surprise & Delight. Dorothy features as one of the ‘100’ most influential Soroptimists of all time. On the SIGBI website you can see and read her story and that of others featured this month
AMAZING NEWS, 18th June 2020 Thanks to the generosity of club members and local past members we have raised £500 since lockdown stopped the monthly business meetings. Brenda Saunders is scheduling a handover of the funds to the food bank this month, watch out for the photos and local press release.
Alexis is sending out the log in for this months Zoom meeting to be held on June 18th. We hope to learn how much funding we have to donate to the #WeybridgeFoodbank then. If you’ve not donated to #SIMeal4Another yet Club Members please get in touch this week with Dee to do so. £600 is our target!
#SIMeal4Another Brenda reported at the 2020 #Soroptimists AGM that for the first time a #foodbank had been established in Weybridge to aid individuals and families in #foodpoverty locally. The #SIWeybridge & District Club is ‘taking action’ to raise much needed funds for the local food bank with a view to making a donation of cash in mid June. The money is being raised by pledges from SI current and retired members of the Club. As we cannot run face to face meetings the cost ‘saving’ from our meals will be donated to fund a “#SIWeybridgeMeal4Another“. Watch and follow to find out how much we have been pledged and donated so far and the impact it has had… Maybe other clubs might do the same? The Trussell Trust is always keen for donations. Through this support we help women bringing up families to educate, feed
Congratulations to club member Jeannie for her efforts in sewing scrubs and bags for local NHS staff. Members supported her effort financially and truly professional scrubs and wash bags were supplied to a local practice and hospital in May this year 2020.