Soroptimists celebrate 29 years of local service
Soroptimists International Karratha and Districts Inc. celebrated 29 years of operation last weekend.
In the true spirit of Soroptimism, the occasion was marked by hosting a Sewing for Charity day in which 23 women gathered to sew 110 beanies and a dozen birthing aids, with tea and coffee kindly donated by Dampier Salt Ltd.
Fleece beanies were sewn for Perth youth affected by homelessness; red beanies were knitted for Nuns in Bhutan and birthing aids were sewn for midwifery training in Papua New Guinea.
‘On the eve of our 29th anniversary of service, this created a great sense of community, and we should do it more often!’ said Soroptimist Honorary Life Member, Glen Slee.
It seems other community members agree and there are already talks of holding another sewing day later this year to sew beanies for the Cancer Foundation.
Soroptimists International is a dynamic organisation for today’s professional women, seeking to inspire action and create opportunities to transform the lives of women and girls through a global network of members and international partnerships.
Locally, Soroptomists support many initiatives including running the monthly Millars Well Markets and hosting a ‘Speaking Personally’ Dinner at the Karratha International Hotel on the first Wednesday of every month.
Anyone who is interested in learning more about the activities of Soroptimists, or interested in attending a future sewing day, is welcomed to register their interest via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Anyone interested in attending a ‘Speaking Personally’ dinner is asked to contact Soroptimist Arran McOscar, on 0408 938 851 for details.