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April 2021 – April 2022
During the Covid-19 pandemic, meetings will be rearranged via Zoom where possible and will begin at 6pm

Normal Club meetings:
Please note unless otherwise stated all club meetings begin at 7.30pm
Please note unless otherwise stated all club meetings at held at
Holiday Inn, Winchester

Soroptimist International has consultative status at the United Nations. Our projects and activities link into the Sustainable Development Goals

Month Project group Diary dates
January Textile Initiatives 3 January – business meeting – zoom 5.30pm
17 January – speaker meeting – zoom 5.30pm
22 January – 63 AGM on zoom 2pm
27 January – visit to Winchester Hospice – 11am
29 January – UKPAC on zoom 10am
February Textile Initiatives 7 February – business meeting zoom – 5.30pm
11 February – International Day of Women & Girls in Science – SDG3 Good Health and Well-being
21 February – members speaker meeting – zoom
March Supporting the local community: Winchester Women’s Refuge, Trinity Centre, Winchester Night Shelter, Two Saints 3 March – World Book Day        6 March – Friendship Link zoom meeting a propos of International Womens Day 
7 March – business meeting – zoom
8 March – International Women’s Day – SDG5 Gender Equality
19 March – Region meeting – Alton Community Centre 9am – 3.30pm
21 March – speaker Nikki Prentice-Jones from Action Hampshire https://actionhampshire.org/ – zoom tba
26 March – UKPAC meeting
April Supporting the local community: Winchester Women’s Refuge, Trinity Centre, Winchester Night Shelter, Two Saints 7 April – World Health Day – SDG15 Life on Land
9 April – Region PAC meeting
11 April – Club AGM with speaker Margaret Emsley from the Diamond Education Grant, followed by 60th ideas discussion
25 April – speaker Dr Jo Casebourne, CEO of the Early Intervention Foundation Home | Early Intervention Foundation (eif.org.uk)
May – Membership month Supporting the local community: Winchester Women’s Refuge, Trinity Centre, Winchester Night Shelter, Two Saints 1 May – stand at car boot sale
9 May – business meeting
12 May Rick Stein membership event 
20 May – World Bee Day – SDG16 Peace/Justice & strong Institutions21 May – Study Day on Domestic Violence hosted by SI Yorkshire on zoom23 May – joining Surrey Hills meeting on zoom with Maureen Maguire
June   Online bullying 5 June – World Environment Day – SDG 13/14/15 Climate Action Life below Water Life on Land
3/4/5 June – Queens Platinum Jubilee bank holiday
8 June – World Oceans Day – SDG14 Life below Water 
13 June – business meeting on Zoom 6pm
18 June – on Zoom link – Penney Poyzer Meet the team — Nottingham Good Food Partnership
19 June – Refuge picnic
27 June – speaker meeting by zoom – Elise Jeremiah Barrister
July Online bullying                       2 & 3 July – Stand at Hat Fair in Winchester

4 July – business meeting by Zoom 6pm
15 July – World Youth Skills Day – SDG4 Quality Education
18 July – Speaker meeting at Holiday Inn 7pm

August International

Initiatives

1 August – business meeting
15 August – social event tba
19 August – Humanitarian Day – SDG8 Decent work & Economic growth
29 August – bank holiday
September International

Initiatives

5 September – business meeting
15 September – International Day of Democracy – All SDGs
11 September – Region meeting – Holiday Inn Winchester SO21 1HZ
19 September – speaker meeting
30 September to 2 October – Club 60th Diamond anniversary events
October Domestic Violence courts 1 & 2 October – club 60th Diamond anniversary events

3 October – business meeting

9 October – car boot sale at Winchester Cattle Market

13 October Rick Stein Coffee morning
16 October – World Food Day – SDG2 Zero Hunger
17 October – speaker meeting
24 October – UN Day – Building Back together for Peace & Prosperity
27-29 October- SIGBI Conference Belfast

November Domestic Violence courts 7 November – business meeting
19 November – Region meeting – Alton Community Centre
21 November – speaker meeting
25 November – 16 days of activism to end Domestic Abuse towards Women
December Textile Initiatives 5 December – business meeting
10 December – Human Rights Day SDG10 Reduced Inequalities
12 December – Christmas meal event
January 2023