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PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE

The leaves on the trees are turning and so are the pages of our calendar!

The members of SI Woking have returned refreshed and ready for action from the summer break.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And what better to encourage us on our way than an entertaining and informative talk from a successful woman?   Julie Fisher, the new CEO of Woking Borough Council, gave us just that at our Social Meeting in early September. She described her journey from a farming childhood in Yorkshire to her new role in Woking and her professional experiences in the private and public sectors.

We are glad to see a woman at the helm in Woking and we wish her every success in keeping Woking a vibrant and satisfying place to live and work in.

The Club’s next fundraising event is a ‘Pig-racing’ evening on 15 October 2022 in aid of Your Sanctuary.  This is one of our most popular events and great fun! Contact us for tickets and details here.

The Club’s Programme Action groups report good progress in their work to combat violence against women, modern slavery and climate action.  You can find out more about what they do  on this website:  violence against womenclimate action and modern slavery.

We are very pleased to have Soroptimist news from Moldova and South Africa.  Earlier this year, SI Woking contributed to the Southern Region’s donation to SI Chisinau to help Ukrainian refugees .  The SI Chisinau Soroptimists have told us that the money was spent on practical support (basic provisions), mental health support (stress management sessions) and gifts.

 

 

 

We have also received a first report about Thobile, the young woman in South Africa sponsored by Soroptimist Southern Region. Thobile started in her role as a counselling psychologist on 1st April 2022.  Find out more about how she is doing here.

The Club has an exciting new programme of speakers around the theme ‘Pushing the Boundaries’.  Please go to our Club meetings and events page to learn more.

To find out more about our initiatives and projects, get in touch via  the Contact Us page on this website or via Twitter @WokingSorop and Facebook

SI Woking & District President Rozanne Rose, on behalf of Co-Presidents Anne Ansell and Barbara Roddy

If you want to get involved or contribute – by joining our Club, or attending our events,  we will be delighted to hear from you – With you, we can do so much more!-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo acknowledgements: Prawny, Alexas, Niederwimmer, Wixin Lubhon, Gordon Johnson (Pixabay), Ciker-Free-Vector, Woking News & Mail

SI Woking has been very active since the new Soroptimist year started in May.   We, in partnership with SI Weybridge, raised just over £1,700 for the Barbara Watts VIP Project  on 25 June 2022.  The ‘Tea & Temptations’ fashion show with afternoon tea proved as popular as ever!  And we will hold another of our popular events in October 2022.  This will be a ‘Pig-racing’ evening in aid of Your Sanctuary.

On the campaigning side, the Club’s Programme Action groups report good progress in their work to combat violence against women, modern slavery and climate action.  You can find out more about what they do  on this website:  violence against womenclimate action and modern slavery.

We are very pleased to have Soroptimist news from Moldova and South Africa.  Earlier this year, SI Woking contributed to the Southern Region’s donation to SI Chisinau to help Ukrainian refugees .  The SI Chisinau Soroptimists have told us that the money was spent on practical support (basic provisions), mental health support (stress management sessions) and gifts.

 

 

 

We have also received a first report about Thobile, the young woman in South Africa sponsored by Soroptimist Southern Region. Thobile started in her role as a counselling psychologist on 1st April 2022.  Find out more about how she is doing here.

The Club has an exciting new programme of speakers around the theme ‘Pushing the Boundaries’.  Please go to our Club meetings and events page to learn more.

To find out more about our initiatives and projects, get in touch via  the Contact Us page on this website or via Twitter @WokingSorop and Facebook

SI Woking & District President Barbara Roddy, on behalf of Co-Presidents Anne Ansell and Rozanne Rose

If you want to get involved or contribute – by joining our Club, or attending our events,  we will be delighted to hear from you – With you, we can do so much more!-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo acknowledgements: Prawny, Alexas, Niederwimmer, Wixin Lubhon, G Johnson (Pixabay), Ciker-Free-Vector, Woking News & Mail, Niki_Emmert (Pixabay)