Soroptimist International South Australia

SI EASTERN DISTRICTS OF ADELAIDE INC

Eastern Districts of Adelaide includes the council areas of Mitcham, Unley, Burnside, Norwood, Kensington and Campbelltown, taking in a large section of the foothills of the Mount Lofty Ranges which form the backdrop to the city of Adelaide. The area covers a diversity of ages, social and cultural backgrounds. Whilst our Club meets in Burnside, our projects range across the area and further afield.

Our Club, which was chartered in July 1968, currently has 15 members from various walks of life and across a wide age range.

We are an active and enthusiastic group who enjoy working to achieve the goals of Soroptimist International through fundraising functions and 'hands-on' activities as are set out below. Our particular focus is on Education and Leadership in line with the Soroptimist goals. Friendship and fellowship within the club and with members of other clubs is important to us. As a member of our organisation:

  • are part of a global network of like-minded women;
  • serve the community locally, nationally and globally, and
  • make new friends locally and across the world, and have fun.

Our Club meets monthly at the Burnside Community Centre.

If you wish to contact us please email sieastadelaide@siswp.org and we would love to welcome you.

SI Eastern Districts Club Projects and Activities

Women Who make a Difference

Each year the club holds a morning tea at the Pepper St Arts Centre to acknowledge women who work in the community whose efforts go unrecognised. The women talk about their work as volunteers and receive certificates. We also invite potential members to attend.

Prison Fellowship

The club funds camps for teenage girls that help break the cycle of crime for children of South Australian prisoners. The camps help instill value systems and build friendship and trust through mentors.

Soles 4 Souls

The club organises donations of shoes and money  through the Butterfly Movement a group that distributes new and used shoes to Tanzania in Africa.

Women’s Prison Textile Unit

The Club collects donations of fabric, wool, knitting needles, cookbooks and craft items for the  prison’s textile unit

Student Award

Each year a student from a local high school is recognised for their community involvement

Eastern Domestic Violence Service

The club raised funds to support the education services of the unit and donated sets of towels to help women setting up in their new homes.

Ronald McDonald Dinners

The club prepares and cooks dinner for patients and their families at the Ronald McDonald house

Walk the Talk

Members join in the walk from Parliament house to the Botanic gardens to support the message “say no to violence against women”.

Other Hands on Activities

Little Big Book Club

Members pack books which are distributed through local libraries to encourage literacy skills in young children

Day of the Girl Child

Members set up displays of books and posters to highlight the plight of women and girls

 

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SI Eastern Districts News

Presentation to our Student Award winner.

SI Eastern Districts Events

A "Safety for Women in the Community" seminar was presented by SI Eastern with the SA Police in October.