Mandurah (7 members)

Chartered: 14 Sep 2012
Meeting Time 5.30pm on the 3rd Thursday of the month at Sunbreakers Restaurant:
Venue 110 Mandurah Terrace, Mandurah, Western Australia, 6210
Correspondence: 42 Summerlea Ave
Meadow Springs Western Australia 6210
Country Australia
Email simandurah@siswp.org
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/SIMandurah

About Mandurah

Soroptimist International of Mandurah, is a service club of 16 women who meet on a regular basis to support our projects to transform the lives of women and girls. Please see our projects below.

We welcome potential new members to our monthly Club Meetings held at Sunbreakers Restaurant.

Please email us to let us know that you're coming so we can be ready to welcome you.

Our next meeting is on Thursday, 21 March 2019.  There will be no guest speaker on this occasion.


Calendar

Club Meetings

  • MONTHLY MEETING Thursday 18th July 2019 at 5.30pm at Sunbreakers Restaurant, Mandurah. 
  • MONTHLY MEETING Thursday 15th August 2019 at 5.30pm at Sunbreakers Restaurant, Mandurah. Guest speaker Tanya Langford, Director, Safe Woman Safe Family WA.
  • MONTHLY MEETING Thursday 19th September 2019 at 5.30pm at Sunbreakers Restaurant, Mandurah. Guest speaker TBA.
  • MONTHLY MEETING Thursday 17th October 2019 at 5.30pm at Sunbreakers Restaurant, Mandurah. Guest speaker TBA.
  • MONTHLY MEETING Thursday 21st November 2019 at 5.30pm at Sunbreakers Restaurant, Mandurah. Guest speaker TBA.
 Potential members welcome. Click here for our meeting guide. Please email us for information.
 

Events

  • 2019 Literary Lunch - 27 July 2019 with special guest Rosanne Dingli.  See flyer below.    NOW CLOSED FOR REGISTRATIONS
  • Coming soon - Melbourne Cup inspired Garden Party at Peel Manor House - 3 November 2019.  Full details to follow.
  • Watch this space for news about the events we have earmarked for 2019 such as: sausage sizzle, music bingo, games night, fashion soirée. Volunteer Event Planners and Assistants needed. Please contact us.

 

 

20190727 Literary Lunch Flyer

 

News

MODERN DAY SLAVERY

In 2018 SI Australia agreed to SI Mandurah's proposal to advocate on a national scale for the fair treatment of students, backpackers and other migrant workers in Australia, especially women, to contribute to a safe and positive experience whilst travelling, studying and working in this country.
We will be working in conjunction with SI Australia to establish how Soroptimists in Australia can collectively and individually contribute to the wellbeing of these people whilst they are in our country. Some of the ideas that we're brainstorming are:
• Advocate for better laws and enforcement - e.g. write to politicians and sign petitions.
• Identify and focus on local areas of need.
• Befriend local farms and hostels to set up good lines of communication.
• Organise hands-on community events to assist integration and mental well-being.
• Offer essential care packs for female workers with your club's contact details and other useful numbers.*
• Utilise the Soroptimist Network for rapid response rescues.* If permitted, we will use the term SoroptiMums.
*SI Mandurah and partners will provide a Useful Numbers Template and a Rapid Response Model that can be adapted by clubs.

NEW Federal Parliament passed the Modern Slavery Bill 2018 (Commonwealth Bill) on 28 November 2018. Read more here courtesy of SBS News.

Projects

  • Pat Thomas House (Mandurah) by providing essential items to women and families escaping violence. Also providing the catering after the the Annual Silent March.
  • The Compassionate Friends (Mandurah) by providing girlpower and funding for events to support  bereaved women.
  • WA Mums Cottage (Mandurah) by providing equipment for mums and kids with special needs, and girlpower for their activities.
  • Carolia (Mandurah-based organisation) by providing housing, education and essential supplies for disadvantaged families in Bali, and taking bags of clothes there.
  • Prize award to support a Peel female resident enrolled in a nursing degree at the Mandurah campus of Murdoch University.
  • Stellar Children's Trust (WA-based organisation) by providing funding for student laptops and social support in Cambodia.
  • Care packs, information, support and advocacy for backpackers, students and migrant workers in Australia - especially women - in conjunction with SI Australia. 
     
Recent projects include:
  • Red Cross Migration Support (Perth) by providing craft supplies for the migrant women’s morning tea program.
  • Peel Youth Medical Service (Mandurah) by providing contraceptive implants to young girls in the Peel region.
  • Bindjareb Yorgas Health Program (Pinjarra) by providing healthy cooking classes for Bindjareb Nyungar women.
  • Stellar Children's Trust (WA-based organisation) by providing funding for a women’s sewing centre.
We welcome ideas for new projects. Please email us if you'd like to speak at one of our meetings.

Who we are and what we do

Soroptimist International (SI) is a worldwide volunteer service organisation for women who work to improve the lives of women and girls in local communities and throughout the world.
Through our General (Category One) Consultative Status as a non-governmental organisation at the United Nations we seek equality, peace, and international goodwill for women.
Through international partnerships and a global network of members, Soroptimists inspire action and create opportunities to transform the lives of women and girls by:
  • Advocating for equity and equality;
  • Creating safe and healthy environments;
  • Increasing access to education;
  • Developing leadership and practical skills for a sustainable future.
Our organisation comprises approximately 95,000 members in more than 125 countries and territories worldwide who contribute time and financial support to community-based and international projects.
Soroptimist members belong to local clubs, which determine the focus of service to their communities.
The name "Soroptimist" was coined by combining the Latin words soror "sister" and optima "best", and can be taken to mean "best for women".

Below, Liz Butson AM accepting her SIWA Region President regalia from Past President Anne Allen at the recent Changeover Dinner held at Meadow Springs Golf and Country Club.

Liz Butson accepting regalia

Silent March 2018

Linda Chaplin

Julie Marise Irene Jill

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