SOROPTIMIST INTERNATIONAL CLUBS OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA
SI South West Pacific Federation project 2016-2020
These are emergency shelters for women and children who are victims of violence and natural disasters. This project reflects the voice of Soroptimist International of the South West Pacific and its goals and objectives. Fiji is ranked 4th in the world in terms of violence and is also prone to natural disasters; cyclones in particular. Fiji's rates of violence against women and girls are among the highest in the world. There is a severe lack of shelters in Fiji and victims are often brought back to their homes, where perpetrators can re-offend.
The project has now commenced Read More
International Presidents Appeal 2017-2019
Every SI President proposes a ‘President’s Appeal’: a project to which Soroptimists worldwide are called to raise funds during the President’s two-year tenure. For the period 2017 – 2019 the President’s appeal is the project Women, Water & Leadership. At least five projects will be supported in five continents with a view to enabling women to become active leaders in water management. More specifically, these projects will connect to Sustainable Development Goals 4 – Quality Education, 5 – Gender Equality and 6 – Clean Water and Sanitation, for all purposes
Visit to Government House 2018
Mrs Le, Patron of SISA, welcomed the region executive with SA club presidents to a morning tea and tour of the beautiful gardens of government house.
Soroptimist International 2019 CONVENTION will be held in our own Region of South West Pacific
Early bird registrations are now open.
Conference of Clubs Melbourne 2018
Every 2 years in Federation of South West Pacific a conference of Clubs is held in the destination of choice of the Federation president. In May 2017 it was held in Melbourne. In 2019 the incoming President will choose a destination. The Conference is a time to renew friendships , make new friends, attend workshops, listen to inspiring speakers and catch up with club projects. A gala dinner on the last night sees the installation of the Federation President for next bienium 2018-2020. We welcome Anusha Santhivasthipam from Maylasia as our 2018-2020 Federation President. President Anusha's theme is..
Soroptimist International OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA
support the worldwide campaign to Stop Violence against women
Family and Domestic Violence Advocacy Network
The Adelaide white ribbon breakfast
Soroptimist International South Australia are strong supporters of The White Ribbon Campaign. The WRC works to prevent men's violence against women. It seeks to promote wide-scale awareness about the positive role men can play in its effective prevention, to foster leadership, particularly by men and boys, and to bring about social change. Each year the Adelaide White Ribbon holds a breakfast in November. The numbers have increased over the past 11 years since the first breakfast from 400 to 1400. South Australia has the largest event in Australia and Soroptimists are proud to have a member in the organising committee.
2018 The White Ribbon Breakfast
The White Ribbon Breakfast Committee are proud to have held another successful Breakfast this year with the Adelaide White Ribbon Breakfast themed "Breaking the Silence" on domestic violence.
In a first for this long-running event, held at the Adelaide Convention Centre, the committee explained to the audience their commitment to a program aimed at building respectful relationships and stopping violence against women.
"Breaking the Silence" is an award-winning professional learning initiative developed by White Ribbon Australia to equip principals and teachers to implement domestic violence education in schools, both primary and secondary, as schools play a pivotal role in White Ribbon's aim to create real generational change to prevent violence against women and children in our community. Further information available by visiting https://www.whiteribbon.org.au/stop-violence-against-women/get-school-involved/breaking-silence-program/
“If you or someone you know is impacted by sexual assault, domestic or family violence, call 1800RESPECT on 1800 737 732 or visit 1800RESPECT.org.au. In an emergency, call 000. For more information about a service in your state or local area download the DAISY App in the App Store or Google Play.
INTERNATIONAL Women's Day
Many of our South Australian clubs hold a breakfast or an event in their local area on International Women's Day March 8th each year to celebrate women's achievements, while also remembering the struggles faced by women around the world. In 1993 the Adelaide International Women's Day Breakfast was established and is now the largest event celebrating IWD in Australia and, it is the largest Annual Women’s Event in the Adelaide. In 2019 the breakfast will be hosted by Senator Hon Penny Wong.
Tickets go on sale online in February each year. Don't hesitate, as tables fill very fast!
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Latest SISA Events
soroptimists supporting THE 2018 WHITE RIBBON MARCH
SI Adelaide's 2018 DV Forum
Morning Tea at Government House
Region presidents and members of SISA executive enjoyed a morning Tea and tour of government house gardens hosted by our Patron Mrs Lan Le
Region President Christine Plunkett visiting SI Adelaide April 2018
Handover to new sisa region president
At the February 2018 AGM, Allison Hobbs handed over the reins to Christine Plunkett, after a successful 2017 year of activity. Christine has a focus on homelessness during her 2018 year as President and this topic was reflected in the theme of the AGM.
ACSO Awards October 2017 (Association of Combined Service Organisations)
Congratultions to South Australian Soroptimist clubs on their awards.
Soroptimists attend the Zonta women of achievement awards night
It was a privilege to be invited to attend the Zonta Club of Adelaide’s ‘Women of Achievement for 2017’ Awards at the Adelaide Town Hall in March. A wonderful event where nine "Women of Acheivement" were presented awards by Lord Mayor of Adelaide Martin Haese, Zonta Club President Beverley Gum, and Awards Chairperson Raema Mahony
Pictured at the event with the Lord Mayor is Kath Gribble President Elect SI Australia, Allison Hobbs SISA President and Di McCarthy Immediate Past President SISA.
SISA Region AGM 2018
SI Mt Gambier hosted this years Region AGM to welcome their long time member Christine Plunkett as the incoming president for 2018. A weekend of fellowship, catchup with friends and of course the business meeting with new executive for 2018. Christine's theme for 2018 is Homelessness
Latest SISA News
IPP Allison along with Pauline SI Adelaide, Karen Eckermann SI Murray Bridge and Karen’s daughter Ruby, attended the lady Mayoress’s HERSTORY event at the Adelaide Town Hall. This is a follow on event from last year's HERSTORY celebrating SA women volunteers. This year the event was focussed on celebrating and acknowledging the wonderful SA women Mayoress’s and women Mayors since 1840.
congratulations si murray bridge on receiving Australia day awards!
Soroptimist International Murray Bridge - in conjunction with Carers SA and Raptcha’u Beauty - held a ‘Pamper Day for Young Carers’ last year to give four young women (with too much responsibility) some well-earned time off to focus on themselves This community event was awarded the Rural City of Murray Bridge Community Initiative of the Year at the Australia Day celebrations held yesterday. Big congratulations to our President, Bronwyn Heard, for her fantastic efforts in pulling this together. Well done.
Bangka Day Memorial Service
Very moving Bangka Day Memorial Service at SA Women's Memorial Playing Fields. What an honour to be amongst those present to honour those brave nurses. Recognition too, of vision in the establishment of those playing fields for women and girls and continuing dedication of trust members. Credit to current SA Govt for recent funding anouncement will be a huge benefit.
South Australian members attending service, Allison Hobbs SISA President, Susan Newton SI Torrens, Kath Gribble SI Barossa Valley, Pauline Nutt SI Adelaide, Jenny Hughes SI Port Pirie, Pam Lacey SI Adelaide, Anne Berry SI Torrens. Not shown in photograph was the Region Representative on the SA Women's Memorial Playing Fields Trust Helen Fischer as she was working at event.
SI Adelaide Travel Award
Soroptimist International of Adelaide Esther Bright Travel Award. Open for female tertiary students for travel within Australia or overseas as part of their studies.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for criteria, further information and application forms.