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SISWP Delegation SI Board Meeting PDF Print E-mail

President of Soroptimist International of the South West Pacific Theresa Lyford reports on the SISWP Delegation to the SI Board Meeting.

Today was the first day the complete SISWP Delegation was able to sit down and plan our final strategies for the SI Board Meeting which officially starts tonight. As Directors of SI (Soroptimist International) Limited, myself, Carolyn and Anusha attend the SI Board Meeting not as SISWP Directors but as SI Directors who must carry out the roles and responsibilities equivalent to those of a Company Director as defined within the Companies Act 2006 (England and Wales).
So for the next three days Carolyn, Anusha and I, ably supported by our Federation Secretary Sue and our two Consultants, Di Lockwood and Karen Ford, will work hard to ensure that SI (Soroptimist International) Limited continues to work towards achieving its strategic priorities and that we meet the Objects of the Company as defined in the Articles of Association.
We have a large Agenda to cover and in between the scheduled Board Meetings there will be training for the Board as well as a visit to SI HQ in Cambridge to view the current premises.
I hope you all have enjoyed some of the early photos of the delegation as we took a couple of rest days to acclimatise to the weather and time zone changes here in the UK (London and today at Cambridge) through our respective Facebook accounts and other media. Tonight we will meet up with the delegations from the other three Federations for dinner and conversation prior to the first day of Business on Thursday morning at 8:30 am - 8 September 2016.

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Grant of Friendship South East England 2017 PDF Print E-mail
   
Grant of Friendship
2017: South East England

South East England Region offers a Grant of Friendship to one or two Soroptimists for up to three weeks in 2017 to include the Regional Council Meeting on 5th October 2017.

Visits to places and events within the areas of the 13 South East England Clubs in Kent and East Sussex, London, Canterbury, Rochester, Brighton and the coastal areas will be arranged to suit the interests of the applicant(s).

Cost of travel to and from the UK must be borne by the selected person(s). Hospitality will be offered in members’ homes. Applicants must speak English and be able to correspond by e-mail.

The application should be no more than 500 words and should include the applicants’ Soroptimist background, occupation, interests and reasons for applying. Preference will be given to those who have not received a previous grant of friendship.

Please email your application by 30 November 2016 to: This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

Grant of Friendship
2017: Soroptimist International of Great Britain and Ireland Yorkshire Region
United Kingdom


Soroptimist International of Yorkshire Region of SIGBI (www.sigbi.org/Yorkshire) is offering a Grant of Friendship to a Soroptimist, two Soroptimists travelling independently or together, or a Soroptimist accompanied by her spouse or travelling companion, from outside the UK.

We invite you to visit the beautiful and diverse region of Yorkshire in late June/early July 2017.
The visit will be for a period of 2 to 3 weeks, and will be planned to allow our guests to attend the
SI Yorkshire Conference planned for Saturday 01 July 2017.

Preference will be given to applicants who have not have been to the UK before. The successful applicant(s) will not previously have been a recipient of a Grant of Friendship. A good working knowledge of spoken and written English is essential, as is the ability to correspond by email.
Visitor(s) will be responsible for their own travel expenses to and from the UK and Yorkshire.

All accommodation, meals, hospitality, sight-seeing trips and travel between hosting clubs will be provided by the Yorkshire Region.

An itinerary will be planned to include visits to a variety of Clubs in the Region to reflect, where possible, the interests of the successful applicant(s).

For an application form please contact:
Angela Edwards
19 Holbeck Hill
Scarborough
North Yorkshire
YO11 2XE


Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it Please include ‘GOF’ in the subject line.
Telephone number – 00 44 1723 353059

Your application form must be accompanied by an endorsement from your Region/Union/National Association. Please note all completed applications must be typed and contain a contact telephone number and email address.

Closing date: Monday 16 January 2017. No application will be considered after this date. 

 
RosieBatty Roadshow PDF Print E-mail

Help us to #orangetheworld - In a united approach to end violence against women in Australia

Soroptimist International Australia is hosting the RosieBatty roadshow, a series of breakfast functions to be held in Melbourne, Brisbane, Sydney, Canberra, Hobart, Adelaide.

Not only will you be able to have breakfast with the inspirational 2015 Australian of the Year, Rosie Batty, you will also help to raise much needed funds for the domestic and family violence legal centres of the Women’s Legal Services Australia in each capital city that we visit, to assist the women who experience domestic and family violence in that state.

For full information go to the rosiebattyroadshow website

 
PressReleaseWorldRefugeeDay PDF Print E-mail


 Press Release

 

 20 June 2016

Soroptimists in the South West Pacific Mark World Refugee Day

“There is hardly a day that goes by without some disturbing report in the media about the refugee crisis in our world,” Soroptimist International South West Pacific President Theresa Lyford said.
“On 20 June, World Refugee Day, it is a timely reminder to highlight this problem and remember what Soroptimists are doing to help those who are facing this human tragedy,” Mrs Lyford said.

“As Soroptimists, we must send a message to our Governments about the need to work together to find a solution to war and violence, and to reinforce our belief that it is unacceptable that people have to flee their homes every day to find a place to live in peace and security.”

Soroptimist International recognises that women and girl refugees, internally displaced persons and asylum seekers experience multiple layers of discrimination, vulnerability, and risk factors.
“Soroptimists in our clubs across the Federation are engaged in improving lives by educating, empowering and enabling women and girls on local, national and international levels,” she said.

“Many of our club members are attempting to help those people affected by the current refugee crisis.”
Soroptimists provide relief by volunteering in refugee centres, giving language lessons, donating medical, sanitary and hygienic supplies, and offering vocational training.

“On World Refugee Day, I would like to thank Soroptimists in our Federation for their efforts to help diminish the effects of this humanitarian disaster,” she said.
“Let us continue to work together in a united effort to put an end to this human tragedy.”

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Club Charters PDF Print E-mail

New Club Charters - Soroptimist International of the South West Pacific

Club Name:     SI Cairns Breakfast (Region of North Queensland)

Charter Date:   19th November 2016

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Club Name:    SI Iskandar Puteri (Malaysia)

Charter Date:  5th November 2016

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Club Name:     SI Singapore Orchid (Singapore)

Charter Date:   1st October 2016

Club President: Ms Joyce Lim

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New Club Charters - Soroptimist International of the Americas

Club Name:      SI Congressional New Generation (Philippines Region)

Charter Date:    30th January 2017

Club President: Mary Rose C. Go

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Club Name:     SI Garabel (Philippines Region)

Charter Date:    29th January 2017

Club President: Leized Casil

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Club Name:      SI Sutter-Yuba (Sierra Nevada Region)

Charter Date:   1st January 2017

Club President: Kathy Dickinson

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Club Name:     SI Bagong Marilaw (Philippines Region)

Charter Date:   27th November 2016

Club President: Purificacion Juliano

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Club Name:     SI Batangas Downtown (Philippines Region)

Charter Date:   22nd November 2016

Club President: Helen Cifra

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Club Name:      SI Lipenas (Philippines Region)

Charter Date:    18th October 2016

Club President:  Maria Gina Sy

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Club Name:      SI Nueva Era Asuncion (America del Sur Region)

Charter Date:    13th September 2016

Club President:  Elizabeth Iriarte

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New Club Charters - Soroptimist International of Europe

Club Name:      SI Furstenfeld Aquvin (Austria)

Charter Date:    25th March 2017

Club President:  Yvonne Sammer

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Club Name:      SI Aversa (Italy)

Charter Date:    25th March 2017

Club President:  Maria Pina Velardi

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Club Name:      SI Benevento (Italy)

Charter Date:    11th March 2017

Club President: Annarita Della Camera

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Club Name:      SI Grand Casablanca (Morocco)

Charter Date:    25th February 2017

Club President:  Samira Oulahna El Idrissi

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Club Name:      SI Troms (Norway)

Charter Date:    18th February 2017

Club President:  Halldis Valestrand

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Club Name:       SI Spadafora-Gallo-Niceto (Italy)

Charter Date:     12th November 2016

Club President:  Caterina Trimarchi

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Club Name:       SI Salo' - Alto Garda Bresciano (Italy)

Charter Date:     29th October 2016

Club President:  Lorella Biancifiori

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Club Name:       SI Bennekom & Beekdal (Netherlands)

Charter Date:     8th October 2016

Club President:  Helma Nijssen

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Club Name:       SI Rodding-Gram-Toftlund (Denmark)

Charter Date:     1st October 2016

Club President: Anne-Mette Frandsen

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Club Name:       SI Beauvais Les Salamandres (France)

Charter Date:     30th September 2016

Club President:  Marie Segura

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Club Name:       SI Ouest Ile De La Reunion (France)

Charter Date:     7th September 2016

Club President:  Marie Dolce

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Club Name:       SI Jura Region (Switzerland)

Charter Date:     3rd September 2016

Club President:  Nadine Corbat

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Club Name:       SI Dusseldorf-Oberkassel (Germany)

Charter Date:     18th June 2016

Club President:  Belinda Steiert

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Club Name:      SI Nimes (France)

Charter Date:    3rd June 2016

Club President:  Francoise Arnal

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New Club Charters - Soroptimist International of Great Britain and Ireland

Club Name:      SI Brighton and Hove (UK)

Charter Date:    12th June 2016

Club Secretary:  Anne Feloy

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Conference of Clubs 2018 PDF Print E-mail

Destination Melbourne, Iconic laneways, tantalising food and wine,ever changing arts scene and sports event capital of Australia, this is the destination for President Theresa's  Soroptimists International of the South West Pacific Conference of Clubs 2018.   View the video and mark your diaries,  this is one destination and conference not to be missed. 

 
Soroptimist Global YouTube Channel PDF Print E-mail

Soroptimist International now has a YouTube channel - Soroptimist Global

YouTube medium will enable SI to promote projects worldwide.

Soroptimists inspire action and create opportunities to transform the lives of women and girls through a global network of members and international partnerships. 

Soroptimist International member Yoko Komori Olson, SI UN Representative New York has undertaken the role to mediate the YouTube site.

YouTube Soroptimist International Global site - SoroptimistGlobal