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Soroptimist International - Yeovil, Sherborne and Districts

Soroptimist International of Yeovil, Sherborne and Districts is part of a worldwide organisation of women, which is linked to the United Nations.

Welcome to SI Yeovil, Sherborne and Districts

Are you a woman who wants to make a difference? Soroptimists do!  We stand up for women and girls around the world.

We have been established in the area for over 70 years.  We are women from a variety of ages, backgrounds and occupations with one mission; that through education and empowerment, we enable women and girls to achieve their individual and collective potential.

We meet on a monthly basis at the Manor Hotel, Yeovil and have a number of informal friendly gatherings at other venues.


As an international organisation with Consultative status at the United Nations, we maintain a neutral position on Party Politics and Sectarian Religion.  We do, however,  lobby politicians at all levels on issues that have an impact on the lives of women and girls – health; education; all forms of violence and sexual exploitation, trafficking and all issues of equality.


We actively engage in projects to meet the aims mentioned above through what we call ‘Programme Action’.  This  is fed up through our organisation to the UN ensuring that we retain our status.


As part of a network of clubs within our south west region, our country and wider Federation we really can make a difference.


If you would like to know about us here in Yeovil & Sherborne areas then do contact us. You are most welcome to meet with members for an informal chat.

For information about the wider organisation, please check


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Soroptimist International is the world’s largest service organisation for women, working through projects to educate, enable and empower women and girls.

Are you looking to join a women’s group that acts locally and thinks globally?
Would you like to meet and work with women from all walks of life?
Would you like to broaden your knowledge and learn more about human rights issues; child labour; human trafficking and modern day slavery?
If so, then Soroptimist International may be the organisation for you.

Soroptimist International is a non governmental organisation with direct access to the United Nations
It has over 3000 clubs in over 120 countries. Soroptimists are women from a wide range of professions and occupations, including the voluntary sector. They are from all age groups, ethnic groups and culture.

Wouldn’t you like to be a Soroptimist?

The local Soroptimist Club is Yeovil Sherborne & Districts, covering the towns and villages in the surrounding areas. It has a lively and diverse group of about 20 women members. Throughout the year we arrange speakers on local and national issues and participate in activities that change lives.   For details of the club programme, where we meet and when, please click on the left of the screen. Soroptimists are always delighted to welcome new members and guests. For more information please use the Soroptimist International Yeovil, Sherborne & Districts Privacy Notice


How SI Yeovil, Sherborne & & Districts (“we”) use your information
Your privacy is important to us. We are committed to safeguarding the privacy of your information.

Why are we collecting your data?

We collect personal data to fulfil our role as a membership organisation, to monitor and assess the quality of our services, to fulfil our purposes and to comply with the law regarding data sharing. In legal terms this is called ‘legitimate interests’. When it is required, we may also ask you for your consent to process your data. We do not share your information with others except as described in this notice.
The categories of information that we may collect, hold and share include:

Personal information (such as name, date of birth, address, telephone number and email address.
Characteristics (such as gender, ethnicity, language, nationality, country of birth).

Storing your data

We hold your data for varying lengths of time depending on the type of information in question but in doing so we always comply with Data Protection legislation. We will contact you annually to check that the information we are holding is accurate and that you agree to us holding it.
We will not share your information with third parties without your consent unless the law requires us to do so.
Requesting access to your personal data
Under Data Protection legislation, you have the right to request access to information about you that we hold. To make a request for your personal information contact us at ‘contact us’ form on the left of the screen or e-mail