Soroptimist International South Australia


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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 and we would love to welcome you.

50th Anniversary of Charter

Women, Water and Leadership was the theme of the dinner to celebrate 50 years since Charter for SI Eastern District Club. Our special guest speaker was Dr Pat Hamilton who has been involved with state and national rural women’s organisations. She believes we need strong voices to respond to the challenges currently facing us in rural, remote and regional communities-concerns about access to education, health, infrastructure and communications, food security, foreign investment and family violence.
Guests at the dinner included the Region President Christine Plunkett, SI Australia representative Kath Gribble, Torrens President Helen Fischer and members from Torrens club who celebrated their 61st birthday. Members from other clubs also attended.  Table centre pieces in the shape of windmills, name tags and goody bags reflected the water theme.


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.

second chances

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

Eastern domestic violence unit

The club raises funds to buy cleaning and electrical packs which are donated to women setting up new homes.


Women’s Prison Textile Unit

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

Ronald McDonald dinners

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

Little big book club

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

toys for louise place

Members donate pyjamas, books and toys to Louise Place which supports young unmarried mothers.


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SI Eastern Districts News

Saturday of Service clean up day at local Hazelwood Park

Member models at the recent fashion parade fundraiser for community projects.