26th May – Lord Mayor’s Day
16th June – Plympton’s historic Lamb Feast
1st July – Garden Party at President Jenny’s home
September – Big Book Giveaway
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
November – Barn Dance
Usually held in November, this is a great fund raising and fun evening
December – Tavistock’s Dickensian Evening
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.