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MEETING DATES

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Canning District
Meeting Time: 2nd & 4th Monday 7pm
Albany
Meeting Time: 4th Tuesday 6:30 pm
Fremantle
Meeting Time: 2nd Monday 6.30pm
Bunbury
Meeting Time: 1st Monday (2nd Monday if there is a public holiday) 6.00 pm
Helena
Meeting Time: 1st & 3rd Tuesday 6.30 pm
Carnarvon
Meeting Time: 3rd Wednesday 7.00pm
Joondalup
Meeting Time: 4th Monday 6.30pm
Geraldton
Meeting Time: 4th Tuesday 7.30pm
Mandurah
Meeting Time: 3rd Thursday for 5.30pm
Karratha & Districts
Meeting Times: Business Meetings 5.45 pm
Dinner Meetings 7.00 pm
Maylands Peninsula
Meeting Time: 1st Tuesday 6.30pm
On The Terrace
Meeting Time: 1st Thursday 7.00 am for breakfast
Perth
Meeting Time: 2nd & 4th Thursday for 6.30 pm
Rockingham
Meeting Time: 3rd Wednesday each month @ 6.00pm for 6.30pm start
South Perth
Meeting Time: 2nd Tuesday 7.00am

Soroptimist International of Western Australia

Why do 80,000 women in 3,000 clubs from 130 countries belong to Soroptimist International? Because they want to make a difference in today’s world.

Soroptimist International is a global volunteer movement working together to transform the lives of women and girls.Our network of around 80,000 club members in 130 countries and territories works at a local, national and international level to educate, empower and enable opportunities for women and girls.

Each Soroptimist club belongs to one of the four SI Federations:

Soroptimist International of Perth was the first club established in Western Australia in 1949 and has clubrooms in West Perth. With the formation of a club in Fremantle in 1953 the Region of Western Australia was established. Over the years new clubs have continued to be formed, or expanded, throughout the State with the latest being Bunbury in 2015.

In May 2020 Soroptimists from the South West Pacific Federation were scheduled to gathered in Yogykarta, Indonesia for the Bi-ennial Conference of Clubs. However all plans for this conference had to be abandoned due to the emergence of the Covid-19 virus.  The Conference then became a virtual one with members from clubs throughout the Federation participated via their computers.   They were still able to share ideas and to celebrate their achievements since the last Conference two years earlier.

We  welcomed the new Federation President Suman Lal from Fiji. Suman  announced that the previous Federation project, Sanctuary: Shelter for Women in Fiji would continue as her biennium through to 2022. This acknowledges the foundational work undertaken on this project and allows further development of the initiative in Fiji to be realised. 

The Sustainable Development Goals continue to underpin the work of Soroptimists and inform our objectives:

  1. To increase Soroptimist advocacy at the global level
  2. To increase the international profile of Soroptimist International
  3. To increase the federation’s contribution to global advocacy to promote and maintain our ECOSOC status

The Soroptimist Federations continue to be linked through their efforts to improve the lives of women and girls through education, empowerment and enabling opportunities.

Objectives

  1. Education
  2. Elimination of violence
  3. Economic empowerment
  4. Food security
  5. Healthcare
  6. Environmental sustainability/water and sanitation
  7. Conflict resolution/peace promotion
  8. Disaster relief, mitigation and resilience

These goals and objectives are closely linked to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and a good explanation of them can be found at

http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/sdgoverview/post-2015-development-agenda.html

Suman encouraged members to engage with her biennium theme; This Biennium, her vision is  “Pathways to Prosperity” with one voice and statement “We Stand Up for Women”. She stated “we shall celebrate 100 years of existence of our Bright Past and bringing the change for a Brilliant Future”. 

SIWA President

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