Special Events 2018

(Scroll down to see recent past events)

Forthcoming Events

 

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September  – Big Book Giveaway 

2017 Big Book Giveaway – restocking the stall

 

 

In 2017 over 1,000 paperback books and bookmarks were given away to children, teenagers and adults to celebrate International Literacy Day

 

October – 84th Federation Conference in Liverpool

Members at the 2017 Cardiff conference

November – Barn Dance

 

Usually held in November, this is a great fund raising and fun evening

 

December – Tavistock’s Dickensian Evening

Hot non-alcoholic punch is a crowd pleaser on a chilly December night

 

 

 

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Previous Events

1st July – Garden Party at President Jenny’s home

A very unpromising start to the day with lashing rain, but by lunchtime the sun was out and we were able to enjoy traditional English desserts in the garden!  A lovely relaxed lunch with time to catch up enjoy the summer weather while raising funds for the charities we support.

President Jenny selling raffle tickets to the captive audience!
This Soroptimister wasn’t sure he would get his money’s worth from this raffle prize!
Relaxing and nattering in the lovely garden

 

 

 

Enjoying the summer sun while raising funds for our projects

Great to have Margot Wheeler (centre) with us visiting from SI Flagstaff USA

16th June – Plympton’s historic Lamb Feast

Another successful fund-raising event which saw £480 raised from the raffle, tombola, jewellery sale and glitter tattoos.  A huge thank you to all the businesses and individuals who kindly donated prizes and to everyone who visited the stand to support us.

Our hard working team who manned the stands!
Sue Miller who worked tirelessly to organise the prizes and stands, with a very happy star prize winner Mrs Jo Ripley who won a £100 Brittany Ferries voucher

 

Jewellery, glitter tattoos and fabulous prizes!

26th May – Lord Mayor’s Day

A rather windy but successful Lord Mayor’s Day which will hopefully see some potential new members joining Plymouth & District SI.  Attracting visitors to the stand was a free draw for a luxury hamper and a gorgeous cake being raffled – kindly donated by member Karen Hibberd.

 

 

 

9th May – Celebrate 100 years of Women’s Votes

Click here to find out more about this very successful event.

Join Plymouth Soroptimists on the afternoon of Wednesday 9 May walking from North Hill to Plymouth Council Offices where we will be met by the Lord Mayor and light refreshments will be served.

For more information telephone 01752 267517 or 07817 209108

 26th February – Shekinah pamper day for people in recovery

Top to toe beauty treatments and treats for around 40 women who use the Shekinah Mission were organised by Plymouth Soroptimists.  The pamper day was held on 26 February to celebrate International Women’s Day which this year falls on the 8 March.  The day was a massive success and very much appreciated by all the women who came along.

 

Treatments included make-up, hairdressing, foot spa, manicures, eyebrow tidy and massage which were provided  voluntarily by  local beauticians as well as a team of hairdressers from Plymouth’s On Course training centre.

 

Generous donations of clothes, shoes and accessories meant that everyone who attended was able to chose an entire outfit to take away.  The first 30 women who turned up were also given a goodie bag of toiletries and treats.

 

Several Soroptimists pitched in throughout the day to help with the treatments and kept up a steady supply tea, coffee, biscuits and also provided a delicious lunch.

 

Plymouth Soroptimist President Margaret Parkinson said: “Judging from the feedback we’ve had the day was a fantastic success and we’re hoping to repeat it next year.  All the helpers and the women who attended the pamper day enjoyed the experience and it certainly was worth all the effort.  We’re extremely grateful to all the beauticians and hairdressers who generously gave their time, and also to the local businesses who donated items for the goodie bags.”

Shekinah is a Devon based charity that provides opportunities for people in recovery.  This may include recovery from homelessness, drug and alcohol issues, offending behaviours or mental ill health. We have a range of projects across a number of locations and we provide a safe space for people to develop their skills, regain their self-worth and go on to live independent and fulfilling lives. www.shekinah.co.uk

 

 

 

11th February – Club’s 88th Charter Lunch at St Elizabeth’s House, Plympton

 

Around 60 members and guests enjoyed a lovely lunch at St Elizabeth’s House, Plymouth, in February to celebrate the club’s 88th Annual Charter.

Honoured guests included The Lord Mayor of Plymouth, Councillor Wendy Foster, her husband Councillor Ken Foster and guest speaker Johnny Mercer MP for Plymouth Moor View.  Plymouth President Margaret Parkinson was also delighted to welcome Regional President Daphne Dowsing, President Liz Rodgers from Poole, our Friendship Link Club, and several Presidents from around our Region.

President Margaret Parkinson, Lord Mayor Wendy Foster, Johnny Mercer MP
Regional President Daphne Dowsing, Plymouth President Margaret Parkinson, Poole President Liz Rodgers