The Richmond and Dales Soroptimist Club was established in 1957.
The Richmond & Dales Soroptimist Club is one of many hundreds of Soroptimist clubs worldwide whose members work through service projects to advance the status of women and girls to achieve their individual and collective potential, to realize aspirations and to have an equal voice in creating strong and peaceful communities.
The Club members are women from across Richmondshire from different professions and backgrounds with that common aim.
An early, local success
The Richmondshire Local History Museum was founded in 1974 by the Richmond and Dales Soroptimists and was opened in 1978 by its Patron, the Marquis of Zetland. The museum has recently won a significant Heritage Lottery Award for further development. Several Club members are involved in various aspects of the museum’s management and activities.Museum website: www.richmondshiremuseum.org.uk
VISIT TO THE SUPREME COURT JULY 2014
Members were welcomed by Baroness Hale of Richmond.
WEST (Womens' Education Society) - Northumbria University
Two of our members invited to speak at the first meeting of WEST. The students had links with Richmond, and had one had been involved with our club as a student of Richmond School.
Fundraising events are carried out for a variety of projects and charitable causes, locally and wider afield. We are proud of what we achieve through our service projects and have recently won an award (for the second year running!) within the Yorkshire Region for the work we had done with the women and children of Catterick Garrison, including setting up a writing competition.
We are also proud of the friendship, support and the enjoyment of sharing each others’ company within our own Club and with members of other Clubs with whom we have Friendship Links, including Basel, Switzerland and Harare, Zimbabwe.
PLEASE JOIN US ON 8 MARCH 2019 , INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY, at the Town Hall, Richmond. 7.00 for 7.30. Guest speaker. Ghazala Ahmad-Mear (www.stepbystep.scot) My Story. The first Polar expedition to use only renewable energy. Tickets £10.00, Students £5.00 available on door or contact Jane 0792 1820752. Cheese & Wine . Proceeds to Presidents charities.
If you would like to learn more about the opportunites that being a Soroptimist offers, and how our local club operates, then please contact Chris (through the website) and she will be delighted to meet up with you for an informal chat, over a cup of coffee or a glass of wine.