Special Events 2018

Forthcoming Events


26th May – Lord Mayor’s Day

Free bookmarks and a free raffle drew potential members to the SI Stand in Plymouth city centre in 2017


16th June – Plympton’s historic Lamb Feast

A hot, sunny day in 2017 for Plympton’s historic Lamb Feast. A popular fund raising event

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

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





Previous Events

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

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