SOROPTIMIST INTERNATIONAL CLUBS OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Federation project 2016-2018
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.
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
Region AGM Mount Gambier 2018
The AGM in February 2018 was held at Mt Gambier and was well attended by members from across the Region. The theme of homelessness was highlighted with guest speakers Jessica Porter, a PhD student who spoke on her research into homelessness and Trish Spark the ac.care homeless services Manager.
Around 30 Soroptimists discussed ways to address homelessness among older women in particular and attendees workshopped ideas to take back to their respective Soroptimist groups to attempt to make change through advocacy and direct action.
See region gallery for more photos from 2018 Region AGM
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. This year in May it was held in Melbourne. Its 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. Anusha's theme is
Below are the SISA members who attended the conference.
Soroptimist International OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA
support the campaign to Stop Violence against women
The Adelaide white ribbon breakfast
INTERNATIONAL Women' Day press for Progress
Many of our South Australian clubs hold breakfast to celebrate International Women's March 8th
The Adelaide breakfast , largest event held in Australia for many years, will be hosted by Senator Hon Penny Wong.
Friday March 9th 2018 Adelaide Convention Centre. 6.45-7am start
Guest Speaker Tanya Hosch
Online ticket sales 5th February 2018 @ 10.00am Don't hesitate, as tables fill very fast, if you are interested in attening.
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Latest SISA Events
Region President Christine Plunkett visiting SI Adelaide meeting 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.
Afternoon Tea at Government House
A wonderful afternoon was spent with SISA Patron Mrs Le, discussing the work of Soroptimist International in South Australia and Mrs Le's involvement with our organisation. Mrs Lan Le.
Pictured with Mrs Le from left SISA Public Relations Helen Fischer, Past President Di McCarthy, President Allison Hobbs, Mrs Le, Pam LaceyUN/Programme Liaison and Natalia Rojas Parra SISA ACSO Representative. click here for more photos.
REGION AGM 2018 IN Mt Gambier
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
Allison IPP attended along with Pauline SI Adelaide and Karen Eckermann SI Murray Bridge and Karen’s daughter Ruby, the lady Mayoress’s HERSTORY event at the Adelaide Town Hall. This is a follow on event from last years HERSTORY celebrating SA women volunteers. This years 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!
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.