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Welcome from Jane Glendinning President of Soroptimist International of Yorkshire 2022-2023

Thank you for taking time to look at the website of SI Yorkshire. I hope that you find it informative and inspiring.

As you will probably know already, we have 19 clubs across the region, a membership just short of 400 and two Associate Members. Our purpose as a service organisation is to improve the lives of women and girls locally, nationally and internationally.

Soroptimist translates as ‘the best of sisters.’ We support those who are vulnerable, and we support each other in times of need. Become a Soroptimist and you will never be without a friend or a reason to have fun or eat and drink well. Be heard and be listened to.

We can guarantee you never ending opportunities to feel the warm glow that comes from knowing that you have made a difference at the very time a difference was needed by someone.

Below are just some of the things our current members have said.

I hope you are the friend I am soon to meet.


“I have never met a woman who doesn’t empathise with and want to help other women and girls live the best life they can. That’s why I am a Soroptimist.”

“Volunteering is not about me being so grateful for what I have that I need to give something back. I can’t do everything or fix it all, but I do what I can and it’s more fun to do it with others.”

“I gain pleasure from giving service and helping others. I need to feel that I can make a difference and to do this I need to be part of a larger group with power and influence.”

“Being a member of Soroptimist International offers you so many opportunities to give service and help others but also to gain friends who support one another and learn about things I didn’t know about before.”