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, help them 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 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
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.
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, in Durham, Easter Ross, Basel, Switzerland and Harare, Zimbabwe, and with the Yorkshire Region.
If you would like to learn more about the opportunites that being a Soroptimist offers, and how our local club operates, then please contact us and one of our members will be delighted to meet up with you for an informal chat, over a cup of coffee or a glass of wine. Email us on email@example.com