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During the pandemic, many Clubs are holding webinars with expert guest speakers, to which non-Soroptimists are welcome as well as members from other clubs. These webinars, plus others being run by SIGBI, are listed below, with details of how to access the webinar.
The times of all webinars are shown in GMT. To see what they are in your local time use this easy-to-use time converter:

Tree Planting Webinar – 23 January 2021 @ 14.30-15.30 – Centenary Committee

The hugely successful Tree Planting Webinar on 21 November 2021 was recorded, and if you could not attend watch it on YouTube—

John Tucker

The date of the next webinar is 23 January 2021 at 14.30 – 15.30 (GMT). The speaker will be John Tucker, Director of Woodland Creation & Outreach, Woodland Trust. He is a Chartered forester with 30 years forestry and arboriculture experience and will be sharing his passion for all things trees.


SI Pune Metro East – 11th Charter Anniversary – 29 January 2021 @ 12.00 noon (GMT)

(17.30 Indian Standard Time)

SI PUNE METRO EAST is inviting you to a Zoom meeting. Topic: SI Pune Metro East :11th Charter Anniversary celebration webinar: THE MIRACULOUS MORINGA.

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 826 7970 0136
Passcode: 554144

SI Bangalore – Talk by recipient of  the Children’s Climate Prize 2020  – 5th February 2021 @ 11.30-12.30 am (GMT)

(17.00-18.00 Indian Standard Time)

SI Banglore is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom  meeting with Vinisha Umashankar, recipient of  the Children’s Climate Prize 2020 awarded by Children’s Climate Foundation, Sweden for her innovation – Solar Ironing Cart.* Join Zoom Meeting


Meeting ID: 822 1440 0662
Passcode: 835947

You can read more about Vinisha Umashankar in the flyer below:

Audio Drama A Bloody Shambles – runs until 22 February 2021. Tickets cost £4

A Bloody Shambles, a new audio drama by Ella Dorman-Gajic (daughter of a Soroptimist) as part of the Living Record Festival, a month long  digital festival sponsored by the Arts Council and reviewed by the Guardian. It is a short play of about 20 minutes created during lock-down highlighting period poverty and homelessness.


“Not for the squeamish, A Bloody Shambles by Ella Doman-Gajic is an impassioned broadside against period poverty.” – The Guardian Stage.

Think you’ve been in a sticky situation? Think again.

Today, Jess has woken up with a familiar feeling between her thighs, in a bed she barely recognises. At the last of her money, she tries to find a way out… without making too much mess. Told through intimate, visceral audio, her journey sharply brings to light issues of period poverty and taboos about menstruation. A poignant, gripping story that is undeniably human. “Recommended” by The Guardian Stage.

40% of ticket sales will go to Bloody Good Period, a charity combatting period poverty.


SI Europe, Open Heart – Open Door

Are you looking for Soroptimist contacts worldwide?

Then sign up and participate in the Exchange Program Open Heart – Open Door, an initiative of SI Europe.

This exchange program established in 1995 by Heidrun Konrad , president of SI of Europe 2003-2005 has proved to be successful. Today Soroptimists from all over the world are involved in this program.

Open Heart – Open Door (OHOD) programme offers five options:

  1. Home Hospitality: to one or two Soroptimists or a couple
  2. Contact Person: guide in one’s own town
  3. Exchange Visit: on a professional level
  4. Home-Exchange: You and your exchange partner will stay at each other’s homes for a certain period by mutual agreement
  5. Youth Exchange Programme for Young Relatives, e.g. daughter/son, niece/nephew, grandchild.

OHOD has 500 Soroptimist participants since 1995. For registration or information about Open Heart – Open Door please contact Liaison Officer Henny Knap-Go, SI Club Hilversum-NL

Find out more.

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