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Soroptimist International - Woking and District

Soroptimist International of Woking and District is part of a worldwide organisation of women, which is linked to the United Nations.

We are Woking Soroptimists


1921 – Centenary Year of Soroptimist International – find out more about our Brilliant Past and Bright Future.  Read our posts in Club News to follow our 100 year journey from Then to Now. 

Want to know more about 100 years of Soroptimist International?  Watch the Soroptimist International video here

How can we better protect women and girls from domestic abuse?  – latest on the new legislation here

Special days

June is SANDS (Stillbirth and neonatal death charity) Awareness Month

June 1-7 – Volunteers Week – we will be thinking of the wonderful volunteers we know and work with in the wider Woking area

June 1 – International Children’s Day

June 5

A key date for the United Nations:  World Environment Day A day when we encourage worldwide awareness and action to protect our environment.  Since 1974, the day has been marked by special events.  Over 100 countries will be involved this year.

June 5/6 – The Big Lunch – we’ll be celebrating community connections!

June 14-18 – Loneliness Awareness Week (Marmalade Trust) – we mustn’t forget to look after each other as we emerge from the pandemic

June 15-20 – Cervical Screening Awareness Week – so important for women!

June 16 – World Refill Day – choose to reuse

June 20 – World Refugee Day

June 23 – International Women in Engineering Day AND World Female Ranger Day  – launching this year, more at How Many Elephants

June 26 – International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking

Our awareness and fund-raising events have been postponed for the moment, but we are still supporting the charities we care about.

Our Club

Welcome to our Club. Please use the menu in the sidebar to navigate our site and find out more about who we are and what we do.

“I found women with a social conscience and open hearts for friendship.

Being a Soroptimist gives me such a sense of purpose.”

More good reasons for being a Soroptimists here

Our members act to make the lives of women and girls better – locally, nationally and internationally. Each member’s contribution to our goal is welcomed and appreciated – no matter how great or small.

Take a look at the Club News page to see what we have been doing recently and to Soroptimists action for more about our projects.

To speak to us, go to Contact us.

Global Club Links

Our Club is part of the worldwide network of Soroptimist International. This non-political organisation takes a firm stance on a number of subjects relating to women and girls (more at National Federation, SIGBI).

SI Woking & District cooperates with the other clubs in the Southern Region of Soroptimist International of Great Britain & Northern Ireland, and has Friendship Links with the Soroptimist Clubs of SI Durban and SI Pretoria Tshwane in South Africa.

Recent Club News

June 2021 – 100 years – Women’s health – Suffragette – Queen’s Award – Woking – Period dignity – Women in prison

100 years of Soroptimism 1971-1981 Soroptimist Movement The main event of the decade was the…

May 2021 – 100 years – Woking Street Angels – basketball – Chernobyl – marriage certificates – environment – India Covid crisis – Domestic abuse – #WhoIsShe –

100 years of Soroptimism 1961-1971 Soroptimist Movement The Sixties may have been swinging when everything…

April 2021 – 100 years – Modest fashion – Women’s Centre – St Vincent volcano – Domestic Abuse Bill – HeForShe – Surrey Women’s safety survey – Girls and sexual abuse at school – Changing the Perfect Picture – Woking Debate

100 years of Soroptimism 1951-1961 Soroptimist Movement International Headquarters The Soroptimist movement began as a…