Club News Archive

World Water Day 2014

Update: We raised £201.54 which we took along to the Regional Meeting on 14th June.   On World Water Day members of SI Winchester pledged to contribute to Water Aid in line with their own water usage during the month … Continued

World Book Night 2014

    World Book Night is a celebration of reading and books which sees tens of thousands of passionate volunteers hand out specially chosen and printed WBN books in their communities to share their love of reading. By enlisting thousands … Continued

Impressions of a Conference Virgin

At the Regional Meeting in November club member Sonia O’Hehir was asked to give her impressions of her first Federation Conference (Gateshead 2013). While we cannot reproduce Sonia’s enthusiastic delivery we can pass on her message. “I have called this … Continued

A memorable visit to Pearls at the V & A

    Members from SI Winchester, SI St Albans and SI Preston were privileged to attend a lecture by Beatriz Chadour Sampson at the V & A on Saturday.  Beatriz gave us a comprehensive overview of the exhibition using high-definition … Continued

Follow the SISE Study Tour of South Africa

  Our Region, SI Southern England, has a Friendship Link with the National Association of South Africa and a team of twelve from the region are currently on a Study Tour to visit their Club Projects. Their itinerary is as follows: 14 … Continued

Helen Mitchell of WoW at Regional Conference

  For many years SI Winchester has enthusiastically supported the Wonders of Waste, an ecological livelihood project for two small groups of women in the Philippines.  The project was set up and is run by Helen Mitchell so we were delighted … Continued

Joint project with SI Kisumu – new name, new sign

In gratitude for the money the club raised for the Early Childhood Development Centre in Kisumu, the staff and parents invited us to rename the school and we chose The Smiling School.  The logo features SIGBI’s “dynamic S” and, because … Continued


Beatriz’s Pearls Exhibition opens at the V & A

Club member Beatriz Chadour Sampson’s Pearls exhibition opened at the Victoria and Albert Museum (V & A) on 21st September and runs until 19th January 2014. This truly stunning exhibition, organised in partnership with the Qatar Museums Authority (QMA), has … Continued

Summer Luncheon Party

Barbara and Kay threw open their delightful garden and offered a warm welcome and a delicious lunch to fellow members and their families.  The event was a huge success and must be repeated next year for those unable to attend … Continued

First WOW Bag coffee morning

  Recalling the glory days of Tupperware, we are organising a series of coffee mornings around our district to sell our delightful WoW bags.  Three members co-host the event and invite only non-Soroptimists so, not only can we spread the word … Continued

Club mourns the death of Margaret Lovell

We are deeply saddened by the death of Margaret Lovell on 28th May 2013.  We have lost a very special friend who really valued her fellow Soroptimists as the sisters she never had. Quiet but stubborn, deep thinking and highly … Continued