President’s Message

Happy New Year!

We send greetings to all our friends and supporters, sister Soroptimists and especially the members of SI Durban and SI Pretoria Tshwane in South Africa, with whom we have strong friendship links.

Our Soroptimist year starts in May so I am half-way through my term as President of SI Woking & District. During the second half of 2017, we were very busy with support for Home-Start Runnymede & Woking, my chosen charity, NCT Woking’s Baby Bundles project and the launch of the 2017-18 STEM Challenge, a collaboration with our sister clubs of Surrey Hills and Weybridge.  Our last charity action of 2017 was to donate £175 to the Soroptimist International President’s Charity Appeal ‘Women, Water and Leadership’.

During the second half of my presidential year, we look forward to celebrating International Women’s Day and holding our grand STEM Challenge award-giving ceremony in March.  We will also be continuing our support for local and international charities and receiving updates on progress from Home-Start Runnymede & Woking and Surrey History Centre’s ‘Women’s March to the Vote’ project.

If you would like to join our Club or participate in an event, please do get in touch (through the Contact Us page on this website or via Twitter @WokingSorop and Facebook. We will be delighted to hear from you!

Carolyn Edis, President 2017-18