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Soroptimist International Maylands Peninsula will celebrate its fifth birthday in June 2014. We are a small group of dedicated women (of all ages and backgrounds) who take pride in team work and mutual respect. We undertake a combination of advocacy, 'hands on' service and fundraising to support our Club projects.You can read more about our current and past projects under the Projects tab. 

Although a relatively new club, we have undertaken a number of innovative and ambitious fundraising events. In 2013 this included Opera in the Ballroom and Spring Sonnets. We also hold quiz nights, movie evenings and  sausage sizzles, as well as purely social events for club members.

Our Club meetings are held on the first Wednesday of each month (excluding January) at 6.30pm at the Maylands Autumn Centre, 55 Ninth Avenue, Maylands. At the conclusion of each meeting we have time for supper and socialising! 

We do occasionally change out meeting venue, so please check before attending.

If you would like further information about Soroptimist International Maylands Peninsula, you can contact us here - This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

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Latest News From Maylands Peninsula

SI Maylands Peninsula - Reconciliation Action PlanPrintE-mail
Written by Sue Mulholland  
Saturday, 17 May 2014

We were privileged to have special guests at our last meeting - Roni Forrest (Coordinator of Future Footprints, Association of Indepdendent Schools WA), Associate Professor Simon Forrest (Elder in Residence at Curtin University) and Tamika Townsend (Reconciliation Australia). Roni, Simon and Tamika generously shared their knowledge and experience with us, and it looks like we will be on track to launch our Reconciliation Action Plan in a few months. The evening finished with a bush tucker inspired supper and lots of yarning!

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 Follow this link for further information about Reconcilation Action Plans -

 http://www.reconciliation.org.au/

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SI Maylands Peninsula - International Women's DayPrintE-mail
Written by Sue Mulholland  
Saturday, 08 March 2014

SI Maylands Peninsula members, family and friends celebrated International Women’s Day  at the UN Women breakfast at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre on 5th March. Speakers at this year’s event comprised a panel of Elizabeth Broderick, Sex Discrimination Commissioner, Australian Human Rights Commission; Elzira Sagynbaeva, Pacific Regional Program Director for UN Women; Lance Hockridge, Managing Director and CEO, Aurizon; and Catherine Fox, Journalist, Author and Public Speaker. Discussion centred on workplace equality, economic security, empowerment and personal safety of women in Australia and the Pacific region. 

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SI Maylands Peninsula guests included Teleiah and Marika, two young Aboriginal students boarding at a local college. We were also very pleased to have Dianna of Tuart College join us. Dianna has supported the club’s TEAM Project over the last year three years by identifying women who require assistance with tuition fees to ensure their continuing education.

Funds raised during the International Women’s Day campaign will go towards economic empowerment projects that help lift women and girls in our region out of poverty and give them hope for the future. 

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SI Maylands Peninsula - Erin Michelsen: Adventure PhilanthropistPrintE-mail
Written by Sue Mulholland  
Sunday, 09 February 2014

anne_and_erin.jpgWhat a wonderful start to our club's 2014 activities! A balmy evening by the Swan River with Erin Michelsen. Erin, who was christened "The New Philanthropist" by National Geographic Traveller magazine, kept us entertained, amazed and filled with admiration as she shared the chronicle of her heartening and harrowing two year journey to more than sixty countries and all seven continents. 

In the words of our Immediate Past President Anne -

'The fact that we had so many attend a fund-raising function so early in the new year is a reflection of the interest generated by Erin's 'adventure philanthropy' theme.

The feedback from all who attended the night has been extremely positive - not only about the content of Erin's talk, but also her lively presentation. It was obvious just how much synergy there is between what Erin has been doing and the work of the Soroptimist International movement, especially with her efforts in supporting and empowering women and children.'

All proceeds from the evening will go to Young Carer's Western Australia, an organisation that provides information, advice and support for young people coping with both school and a caring role in their family.

SI Maylands Peninsula - Community Newspaper SupportPrintE-mail
Written by Sue Mulholland  
Thursday, 06 June 2013
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SI Maylands Peninsula - Ugandan Friendship LinkPrintE-mail
Written by Sue Mulholland  
Monday, 29 April 2013

SI Maylands Peninsula is delighted to confirm its first Friendship Link. We are now linked to SI Masaka, the first Soroptimist Club in Uganda. SI Masaka, with twenty-eight members, was chartered in September 2012 by SIGBI President Maureen Maquire. The Charter was proudly received by Club President Immaculate Kyosimbia. Soroptimists had travelled from Kenya, Zimbabwe and several other countries to be with the new Club on their special day.

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SI Masaka already has some wonderful programs in place. Uplift Vulnerable Children and Orphans rescues children from the streets or abusive parents and gives them a place to sleep, clothes, a daily meal and schooling.

The Club also supports Angels of Hope School in Kabale Bugonzi. They have donated seven sewing machines and a knitting machine to the school. These are used to make the children’s uniforms and also to supply sweaters and dresses for other schools and local children. The income is helping the school, and the project teaches invaluable skills.

We look forward to sharing friendship, experiences, projects and support with our Ugandan sisters. An open invitation to visit Masaka has already been received!

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