CLUB MEETINGS THROUGH COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS
Since March 2020, clubs have been unable to hold face-to-face meetings with members. Caring for and communication between members, especially those who have been sheltering/self-isolating has been of prime importance. Programme Action has continued with some exceptional Covid-19 projects being carried out within the restrictions. Between lockdowns, a number of ‘groups of six’ were able to meet and the majority of clubs have adapted to using Zoom in imaginative ways. There have been monthly meetings, social activities, speaker meetings and meetings with Friendship Links around the world. Clubs have invited members of other clubs to join them. Zoom has also meant that some club members have been able to join in Regional meetings and events, which they would have been unable to attend previously. A silver lining to the Covid cloud. We are looking forward to meeting again as soon as possible.
Soroptimist Clubs in the Yorkshire Region
The following clubs run their own programmes of meetings and events and are active in their local communities. Clubs maintaining their own websites are underlined with links.
Beverley & District – meets 2nd and 4th Wednesdays at the Beverley Arms Hotel, 7.30pm.
Bingley – meets in Bingley (2 venues). 2nd Tuesday is a club business meeting and 4th Tuesday is a speaker meeting.
Bradford– meets at 6.30pm at The Great Victoria Hotel, Bridge St, Bradford, BD1 1JX. First Tuesday is a business meeting and third Tuesday a speaker or social meeting.
Castleford, Normanton & District – meets at Carleton Grange Community Centre, Pontefract on the first and third Monday of each month at 7.30pm.
Dewsbury – meet at The Oakwell Centre, Dewsbury & District Hospital at 7.30pm. 2nd Thursday in the month for business meeting and 4th Thursday in the month for speaker meetings.
Doncaster – meet at the Doncaster Castle Park Rugby Club, at 7.30pm on the 2nd Tuesday of the month for business and the 4th Tuesday for a speaker/supper meeting.
Garforth Elmet – meet 2nd and 4th Monday at 7.30pm Garforth Country Club, Aberford Road, Garforth, Leeds LS25 1PZ
Halifax – meet at the Maurice Jagger Centre, Lister St, Winding Road, Halifax HX1 1UZ on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month at 7.30pm in addition they have 3 – 4 social meetings per year.
Hallamshire (Sheffield) – Business meetings are held at Tapton Hall, Shore Lane, at 7.30 p.m. on the 2nd Tuesday of each month. Social occasions vary and are held on the last Tuesday of the month.
Harrogate and District – Meet at the White Hart Hotel, Cold Bath Road, Harrogate on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday each month.
Huddersfield– meet at Greenhead Masonic Hall, Greenhead Road, 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month at 7.30pm
Ilkley – meet second and fourth Thursdays each month with one business and one speaker meeting. Meetings are held at the Jack Lofthouse Annexe, Clarke Foley Centre, in Ilkley, 7.30pm.
Keighley – meets on alternate Tuesdays at Keighley Rugby Union Club, Skipton Road, Utley starting at 7.30pm
Leeds – meet at Weetwood Hall, Leeds on the 2nd and 5th Monday of the month 7.00 pm for 7.30 pm
Northallerton and District – meet at 7.00pm at Mencap Centre, Goosecroft Lane, Northallerton. See their webpage for dates.
Richmond and Dales – meet 3rd Thursday of the month at the Kings Head Hotel.
Scarborough – Meetings held 2nd Mondays in the month at 19:15pm. New post Covid venue to be confirmed in 2021.
Selby – meet the first and third Wednesday of each month at 7.30pm in Community Hourse, Porthoilme Road, Selby
Sheffield – meets at 7.00pm at Tapton Hall, Shore Lane on the 1st Monday each month for a club business meeting and then Supper Meetings are held at Whirlow Brook Hall on the 3rd Tuesday.
Skipton-in-Craven – meets alternate Mondays at 28 Otley St in Skipton. Meetings start at 7.30pm.
Wakefield – meets at The Barnabus Rooms, St Paul’s Church, The Balk, Walton, WF2 6JU at 7.00pm alternate Thursdays.
York Ebor – meets on the second Wednesday of the month at 7 30 pm.See their webpage for venues.