Soroptimist International South Australia

SOROPTIMIST INTERNATIONAL CLUBS OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA

ADELAIDE INC - 72 years
NARACOORTE INC - 42 years
BAROSSA VALLEY INC  Closed
NORTHERN HIGHLANDS INC - 31 years
EASTERN DIST OF ADELAIDE INC - 53 years
PORT PIRIE INC - 38 years
MOUNT GAMBIER INC - 44 years
SOUTHERN DIST OF ADELAIDE INC - 60years
MURRAY BRIDGE INC- 40 years
TORRENS INC - 64 years

 


 

 

 

 

The Region of South Australia has undertaken to fund and plant 100 trees , as part of the 100 years celebration, to create a wetland adjoining the Women’s Memorial Playing Fields, a large space dedicated to the women who served in the war. A Soroptimist, Miss Helen Black, was active in its establishment.  Miss Black was an inaugural member of the playing fields committee, tasked with developing a space to encourage women and girls to be active and physically fit.  It was later (in early 1952) turned into a “living memorial” to the nurses who were massacred on Radji Beach at the fall of Singapore.  
 
The playing fields are undergoing a large-scale redevelopment but unfortunately, delays in works have meant that the trees cannot be planted this year. Next year when conditions are best for native tree planting, a wetland will be planted and two groves of trees within the playing fields will be restored with a memorial from Soroptimists along with a plaque commemorating our Federation’s centennial celebration. An original memorial from Soroptimists will be restored as part of the reconstruction.
 

 

SI South West Pacific Federation project

2021-2022

Brilliant Futures Fund is the Federation Project for the remainder of this biennium. Designed to support projects that focus on Education and support our mission and values it is an opportunity for clubs to nominate a project up to AUD 10,000.

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

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Conference of Clubs 2020 Virtual Due to Covid 19 

Every 2 years in Federation of South West Pacific a conference of Clubs is held in the destination of choice of the Federation president. Plans are being made for this conference to be held in Indonesia  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 2020-2022. We welcome Suman Lal from Fiji as our 2020-22 Federation President. President Suman's theme is..

 

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.

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INTERNATIONAL Women's Day  2021

 

Each year Soroptimists celebrate women's achievements on International Women's Day March 8th, 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 supporting the work of UN Women National Committee Australia through the Adelaide International Women's Day Breakfast we were delighted that a virtual breakfast was hosted by Senator Hon Penny Wong this year with Natasha Stott-Despoja AM,as our guest speaker.