02 Oct, 2021

SI Global 100 year Celebration

02-10-2021 to 03-10-2021 (12:00 - 12:00)  Federation

Join the Global Celebration!. This October, Soroptimist International is celebrating its 100th Birthday… and you are invited!   October 2-3rd 2021. Saturday 1.pm AEST Sunday 2 pm AEDT Soroptimists from around the world will gather virtually to celebrate 100 years of Soroptimist International being a Global Voice for Women. Plans are now in place to deliver an unforgettable, exciting two-day virtual event – an opportunity to meet up with old friends and engage with Soroptimists the world over! As we celebrate and reflect on our Bright Past, we invite you to join us in making new, lasting memories, as we take steps forward together towards our Brilliant Future.    

03 Oct, 2021

SI Western Australia 100th Anniversary Gala Dinner

03-10-2021 6:00 University Club of Western Australia  Region

SIWA will celebrate the 100th Anniversary of SI at a Gala Dinner at the University of WA Club. The region will also award the $10,000 Stella Giles Award of Achievement to a local woman to undertake a project to help women and girls.  

06 Oct, 2021

Extraordinary Women Speaker Series

06-10-2021 (6:00 - 7:30)  Club

First in our Speakers Series  featuring  Women in Politics

16 Oct, 2021

100 Years Celebration High Tea

16-10-2021 (1:30 - 4:00) SI Mackay  Club

  Soroptimist International of Mackay are celebrating 100 Years of Soroptimist International with a High Tea on Saturday 16th October 2021 at Ocean International, Bridge Road Mackay    

21 Oct, 2021

You are Amazing Wellness Day

21-10-2021 (9:30 - 2:30) PCYC  Club

SI Beenleigh Invites you to a You are Amazing - Wellness Day.   Lets learn to deal with stress and anxiety, and look at ways to enrich our lives and take time for ourselves.  Stop and breathe. 

29 Oct, 2021

SI Albany - Reclaim the Night 2021

29-10-2021 (6:30 - 7:30) Albany Town Square  Club

  SI Albany is pleased to collaborate with the Albany Family & Domestic Violence Action Group along with Anglicare WA, Southern Aboriginal Corporation and the Albany Women's Centre Kare Kits What is Reclaim the Night? RTN is a global women’s protest against men’s violence towards women (and more recently has included children), held on the last Friday in October each year. It started out as a protest specifically relating to sexual violence towards women; however this has evolved in some areas to include all forms of men’s violence towards both women and children. RTN provides a forum for women to declare that they have a right not to be blamed for what they wear or how they act. Nor should women be subjected to harassment and violence, either on the street or in their homes. Originally RTN was a women only event, organised solely by women and men were not allowed to be present, with the aim of making it a “safe place” for women. Over time this has changed in some parts of the world, with men now being encouraged to participate in all aspects of the event. The Reclaim the Night march gives women a voice and a chance to reclaim the streets at night on a safe and empowering event. We aim to put the issue of our safety on the agenda for this night and every day. What about violence against men? Recent research has shown there has been a decrease in the understanding that it is mostly men who perpetrate domestic violence. Whilst men can be victims of FDV, evidence shows that a vast majority of victims are women. Women are five times more likely than men to experience violence in their own home and 95% of violence against women is perpetrated by men, usually known to them. Men are more likely to experience violence from a stranger, outside of the home. For this reason FDV prevention efforts are very much prioritised on preventing violence against women. The approach is similar to breast cancer prevention which is focussed on women, whilst acknowledging that men can also suffer from the disease. It is extremely important to remember that Reclaim the Night provides a way for women and children survivors of sexual assault and violence to positively work through what has happened to them. It also provides a protest forum for other members of the community to publicly stand in solidarity with women survivors. The Reclaim the Night march gives women a voice and a chance to reclaim the streets at night on a safe and empowering event. We aim to put the issue of our safety on the agenda for this night and every day. In 2021, Albany RTN demands: An end to all forms of violence against women and children; That no means no, regardless of race, religion, class, age, sexual orientation, sex or gender identity; Increased support for survivors of Family and Domestic violence;Increased community awareness that violence against women and children is much more than just physical. It includes verbal, emotional, psychological, social and financial violence.

22 Nov, 2021

SI Melbourne Inc Centenary Celebration Luncheon

22-11-2021 12:00 William Angliss Restaurant  Club

Celebrate 100 years of Soroptimist International with us at William Angliss Restaurant with a delicious meal prepared by trainee chefs from William Angliss Institute on 22 November 2021 at 12pm.  This luncheon is also fundraising for Sisterworks Inc (https://sisterworks.org.au), a Melbourne non-profit social enterprise that supports women from migrant, refugee and asylum seeking backgrounds to become economically empowered. Guest speaker: Tanja Kovac (CEO, Gender Equity Victoria) Cost: $70 (email for direct bank deposit details) RSVP: 15 November, 2021 | simelbourne@siswp.org

26 Nov, 2021

SI South Queensland Regional Conference

26-11-2021 to 28-11-2021 (5:00 - 5:00) North Lakes Hotel  Region

Soroptimist International Regional Conference,  North Lakes Hotel.  22 Lakefield Drive, North Lakes Qld 4509  

18 Dec, 2021

SISWP General Meeting

18-12-2021 to 18-06-2021 (12:00 - 2:00)  Federation

 NOTICE OF VIRTUAL GENERAL MEETING A Virtual General Meeting of the Federation of Soroptimist International of the South West Pacific will be held on Saturday 18 December 2021 at AEST. Date:                         Saturday 18 December 2021 Time:                        12noon AEDT Place/Mode:               This will be a virtual meeting