Albany Inc (22 members)

Chartered: 24 Apr 1982
Meeting Time 4th Tuesday 6:00 pm for 6.30pm
Venue Motel Le Grande, 479 Albany Highway, Albany, Western Australia, 6330
Correspondence: PO Box 994
ALBANY DC WA 6331
Country Australia
Email sialbany@siswp.org
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/SIAlbany/?ref=bookmarks

About Albany Inc

23 July Dinner Meeting

Venue: Motel Le Grande, Albany Highway, Albany

6.00 pm – pre meeting socialising

6.30 pm – meeting starts

On the agenda this month

? UN Awareness Calendar - Leonie

? Foodbank - acceptance of final donations

? View Homelessness video

⭐️ We have a theme this month - Christmas in July - we will dress appropriately and bring a small gift to be exchanged between members

RSVP to deb.symes@westnet.com.au mobile 0408 481 658 by Sunday 21 July

Soroptimists can change the lives of women and girls while making great friends AND having fun and we focus on

AWARENESS ADVOCACY ACTION

Why don't you join Soroptimists and help us on projects to help other women? Potential members if you are interested in our club please feel free to come to our next meeting. Please send a personal message

Please email sialbany@siswp.org for any information you may wish to know about our club

25 June Dinner Meeting

Venue: Motel Le Grande, Albany Highway, Albany

6.00 pm – pre meeting socialising

6.30 pm – meeting starts

On the agenda this month

*  Guest Speaker - Kirsty Alexander - South Coast Cetaceans - whale and dolphin research, education and conservation projects [photo attached]

*  UN Awareness Calendar - Bron L

*  Discussion on

⭐️Homelessness Week and sleepout

⭐️Asset mapping of club members

⭐️Red Cross soup kitchen

⭐️Sensory Project

⭐️Backpacker support

RSVP to deb.symes@westnet.com.au mobile 0408 481 658 by Sunday 23 June

Soroptimists can change the lives of women and girls while making great friends AND having fun and we focus on

AWARENESS ADVOCACY ACTION

Why don't you join Soroptimists and help us on projects to help other women? Potential members if you are interested in our club please feel free to come to our next meeting. Please send a personal message

Please email sialbany@siswp.org for any information you may wish to know about our club

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28 May Dinner Meeting

Venue: Motel Le Grande, Albany Highway, Albany

6.00 pm – pre meeting socialising

6.30 pm – meeting starts

On the agenda this month

Guest Speaker: TBA

Visitors:

Ronice - winner of the SI Albany Female Student of the Year Award

Jan from South Regional TAFE

RSVP to deb.symes@westnet.com.au mobile 0408 481 658 by Sunday 26 May

Soroptimists can change the lives of women and girls while making great friends AND having fun and we focus on

AWARENESS ADVOCACY ACTION

Why don't you join Soroptimists and help us on projects to help other women? Potential members if you are interested in our club please feel free to come to our next meeting. Please send a personal message

Please email sialbany@siswp.org for any information you may wish to know about our club

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23 April 2019 Birthday Dinner Meeting

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Our 37th birthday was celebrated on Tuesday 23 April. We were chartered on 24 April 1982. Two charter members Pam and Jan Leamon continue to be an integral part of our club and feature in our annual photo. We could not miss the opportunity for a birthday cake - cut by out newest member Jill. Several apologies for the meeting. Janet McA sent her report via a voice message with a hearty rendition of happy birthday. Enjoyed by all the members

26 February 2019 Dinner Meeting and AGM

Welcome to our newly inducted member Jill Larsen. We are confident you will enjoy our company and participation in advocacy, projects and fundraisers in 2019.
AGM done and dusted for 2019. All positions filled with several changes. We also finalised our programme for 2019 which includes our usual participation in International Women's Day, two innovative projects collaborating with local groups. We have agreed to conduct a fundraising garage sale in October. Our participation in the 16 days of activism events will continue with the Albany Family and Domestic Violence Action Group.

 

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Venue: Motel Le Grande, Albany Highway, Albany

6.00 pm –  pre meeting socialising

6.30 pm – meeting starts

On the agenda this month

*  Induction of new member

*  SDG Focus Goal :  SDG 12: Responsible consumption, production

RSVP to deb.symes@westnet.com.au mobile 0408 481 658 by Sunday 24 February.

Soroptimists can change the lives of women and girls while making great friends AND having fun and we focus on

AWARENESS ADVOCACY ACTION

Why don't you join Soroptimists and help us on projects to help other women? Potential members if you are interested in our club please feel free to come to our next meeting. Please send a personal message

Please email sialbany@siswp.org for any information you may wish to know about our club

Purple bench launch

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On 4 December 2018, the first Purple Bench was launched in Albany. Peter Watson MLA for Albany spoke to the attendees about the history of the purple bench and how the unveiling was timely - during the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence Campaign. Peter was resplendent in a purple shirt. The unveiling revealed the stainless steel plaque. Thanks to Peter for your time and kind words.

The project was initiated by Albany Soroptimists in partnership with Anglicare and the Albany Family and Domestic Violence Action Group. The presence of the Purple Bench in a location where events have been held will raise public awareness and provides the opportunity for this important issue to remain visible, as well as providing a physical place to reflect about the important work achieved to date and how we can encourage the next generation to bring an end to domestic and family violence.

City of Albany Mayor Dennis, Councillors and several staff members attended along with various community organisations & groups and Soroptimists. Thank you to the City of Albany - staff painted and positioned the bench, installed the plaque and cleaned it (the seagulls love it). There may be an opportunity for more purple benches to be installed within the City of Albany. Initial inquiries can be directed to sialbany@siswp.org

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27 November 2018 Dinner Meeting

Final dinner meeting for 2018. President Jan presented a thank you certificate to Joe our host at Motel Le Grande - the venue for our meetings. Special dessert tonight to remind us - during the 16 days of activism - the UNiTE Campaign’s global advocacy theme this year is: Orange the World:

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Pink Ribbon Dinner 23 10 2018

A few photos from an enjoyable evening and inspiring guest speaker

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Garage Sale 21 10 2018

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History

Soroptimist International of Albany started in 1982. However, much has been achieved in fellowship, friendship and service.

Late in 1981, Miss Barbara Wight moved to Albany. An active Soroptimist, she was disappointed that there was not a club in Albany. Not content to accept that, she contacted some local ladies and, with their help, sought out women who might be interested in a Service Club. A meeting was held at the Esplanade Hotel in November and the decision made to proceed with the formation of a club.

The Extension Officer at the time was Stella Giles and, with her guidance, the first meeting was arranged for 12th January 1982 at the Esplanade Hotel. From there Soroptimist International of Albany was a going concern, gradually proceeding to the Charter Dinner which was presided over by President Barbara Wight. It was held on Saturday, 24th April 1982, at the Esplanade Hotel at a cost of $20.

The President’s Jewel was designed to reflect the history and beauty of Albany and its surrounds. The centerpiece of whales’ tooth scrimshaw depicts the Brig “Amity” and surrounding it, in sterling silver filigree, are some of the wildflowers of the Albany Region.

Friendship links have been established with SI Birkenhead (Great Britain), Lae (Papua New Guinea) and more recently SI Edmonton, SI Kisumu and SI Tynemouth, Whitley Bay & District. Unfortunately links are no longer maintained with Hachinohe (Japan), Albany – New York (USA), Elk Grove (USA), Benoni (South Africa), Brazilia (Brazil) and Albany – Oregon (USA).

 

Projects

 

Albany Women's Centre Kare Kits 2019 

The ‘Albany Women’s Centre Kare Kits’ donation drive was launched on International Women’s Day, Friday March 12.00 noon on the Stirling Tce. bridge to coincide with Albany Soroptimists ‘Join me on the Bridge’ event. The donation drive finished on 12th April. Donations are received all year round - see pamphlet and insert

History

Albany Women’s Centre (AWC) is a local Women’s Refuge and Support service that is ran by Anglicare WA. AnglicareWA has been providing a service at AWC since 1996. Their work has been directed by a commitment to social justice and a well-developed understanding of the issues faced by women and children affected by Family and Domestic Violence (FDV). AWC provides crisis accommodation and support services for women and children managing and surviving family violence. Services include 24 hour on call support for safe, secure crisis accommodation; case management support; outreach services; support groups; advocacy and community education.

12 04 2019 The final day Friday afternoon after zooming around for a few days collecting from schools and Collection Points in Albany, Mt Barker and Denmark, a number of Soroptimists worked together as a team to sort and make up Kare Kits from all the donations.

On behalf of the Soroptimists thank you for making our donation drive so successful.

You can donate all year around at Anglicare WA, Collie Street.

Soroptimists enjoyed being a part of this project and will do so again next year.

Launch on 8 3 2019

Launch on IWD 8 March 2019

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Toiletry bags made from pre loved pillow cases and sewn by local volunteers

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Soroptimists - Jacque, Rhonda and Judy

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Soroptimists, facing camera, Jill, Janet McA, Trudy and Carol busy sorting the donations

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 Soroptimists Rhonda, Jacque, Jill and Judy

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Soroptimists Jacque, Rhonda, Judy and Janet McA.

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