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Leigh & District

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1947 - 2017 Celebrating 70 years of serving the community in Leigh and District

Why not come along to meet us and find out more about what being a Soroptimist means and how you can enjoy the fun and friendship on offer, whilst making a real difference to the lives of Women and Girls in our community and across the globe.  See for yourself what being a member of this International Women's Organisation means. 

We are a group of women, from all walks of life - who come together to make a difference in our community.  

  • at Club level where you can enjoy the friendship of other members
  • at Local level making a difference in the community where the club is based

  • at Region level where clubs join together to serve a much larger community 
  • at Federation level where clubs in many countries join together in addressing larger issues
  • at International level where all Soroptimist clubs in the world strive for Human Rights for all, Equality, Development and Peace

Chartered in 1947 the Leigh club is part of the South Lancashire Region of S.I.G.B.I. (Soroptimist International Great Britain and Ireland) Federation, which encompasses 30 countries. S.I. Bolton and S.I. Wigan are our Mother Clubs.

What does Soroptimist mean?
The word Soroptimist is derived from the Latin 'soros' meaning 'sister' and 'optima' meaning 'best', we interpret 'soroptimist' as 'the best of women'.
Soroptimists work to promote social justice and equality and the empowerment of women through economic independence and greater participation in decision making at all levels of society with club, regional, federation and international service projects.

We meet at Sporting Lodge, Grey Hound Hotel, Warrington Road, Leigh, WN7 3XQ, on the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month.

Soroptimist International is about women from all walks of life, working together to make a difference.
You could be one of them....

President 2016/2017 Avis Freeman left hands over
to President 2017/2018 Pat Woodward right


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