President’s Post: October 3rd Soroptimist Friendship Day

Dear Soroptimists, Today, it is Soroptimist International Club Friendship Day. Or should we simply call it: Soroptimist Friendship Day. The 3rd October 1921, is the day the first club of Soroptimist International was founded. Friendship is one of the pillars for Soroptimists. Soroptimists want the best for women and girls

President’s Post: Rules of Water, Rules for Life

Dear Soroptimists, This week I will be attending the event ‘Rules of Water, Rules for Life’, the first edition of an annual conference organised by Milano Global and the Milan Center for Food Law and Policy, held in Milan on the theme of water as a legal asset and as a key

Presidents’ Post: International Day of PEACE

Dear Soroptimists, Today is International Day of Peace, September 21. Let us reflect on this. 2017 Peace Day Theme: Together for Peace: Respect, Safety, and Dignity for All. The International Day of Peace ("Peace Day") is observed around the world each year on 21 September. Established in 1981 by unanimous United

President’s Post: My thoughts are with all who are suffering

Dear Soroptimists around the world, I write this from the World Water Week, Stockholm, where all 3,100 participants are following news of the terrible situation with heavy rain and storms in Texas and Louisiana in the USA and in Bangladesh, India, Nepal, South-Asia and more. My sympathy goes out to all the

President’s Post: Follow me at World Water Week

Dear Soroptimists, This coming Sunday is the kick-off for the World Water Week for a Water Wise World. World Water Week is a conference organised by Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI). The conference focuses on new thinking and positive action toward water-related challenges and their impact on the environment, health, climate,
Soroptimist Vison, Mission and Principles

SI President’s Post: Vision, Mission and Principles

by Soroptimist International President, Yvonne Simpson "The Soroptimist International Board renewed its commitment to a world of peace, gender equality, and human rights at its September Board meeting. Soroptimist International moved forward with a revised mission to meet the SI vision, with confirmed principles and five strategic priorities in a
Soroptimist Flowers for Nepal

SI President’s Post: Flowers for Nepal

News from Soroptimist International President, Yvonne Simpson "The target for the SI President’s Appeal 2015 – 2017 is the equivalent of a coffee and cake per Soroptimist.  If the cost of a coffee and cake is $US 8 and each Soroptimist worldwide went without this one luxury, and donated the


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