March Breakfast Meeting

Our March breakfast meeting will be held at the Royal Perth Golf Club at 7.00 am on Tuesday 12 March 2019.

Please join us for a hearty breakfast and an opportunity to hear about the work we do and the wonderful opportunities there are to support women and girls in need.

Details:
Time: 7.00 am
Cost: $28.00 full cooked breakfast
Venue: Royal Perth Golf Club, Labouchere Road, South Perth

Please contact our club secretary to make a booking by emailing:
info@sisouthperth.org.au

International Women’s Day

SI South Perth members attended the UN Women IWD Breakfast at PCEC and were delighted to host eight female students from our local schools.

The guest speakers were Elizabeth Gaines (CEO Fortescue Metal Group) and Zara Fisher (Vice President, HSE Iron Ore, Rio Tinto) in a panel discussion with Karla Grant (Presenter, Journalist and Executive Producer of Current Affairs, NITV and SBS). The speakers shared their experiences and views on women in leadership and gender equality in the workplace.

It was a great morning with a great theme – More Powerful Together – recognising it takes all of us, working in collaboration, to break down stereotypes and gendered roles to create a world women and girls have equal rights and opportunities.

February Breakfast Meeting

Our February breakfast meeting will be held at the Royal Perth Golf Club at 7.00 am on Tuesday 12 February 2019.

At our first meeting for 2019, we are delighted to be inducting new member Helia Singh. What a great start to the year! The meeting will also include our AGM.

Please join us for a hearty breakfast and an opportunity to hear about the work we do and the wonderful opportunities there are to support women and girls in need.

Details:
Time: 7.00 am
Cost: $28.00 full cooked breakfast
Venue: Royal Perth Golf Club, Labouchere Road, South Perth

Please contact our club secretary to make a booking by emailing:
info@sisouthperth.org.au

Australia Day Celebration Zone

SI South Perth once again supported the City of South Perth at its Australia Day Celebration Zone. It is the tenth year that we have been involved with the event and a roster of ten Soroptimists ran the Event tent, providing maps, answering queries, handing out sunscreen and give-aways, and providing ID wristbands to parents of young children.

The family-friendly event spanned 10 hectares and included 100 free activities and roving entertainment, a range of food vendors and ample shade and picnic areas for families to enjoy throughout the afternoon. Over 180,000 people visited the foreshore to soak up the sunshine and atmosphere and our team of volunteers enjoyed a well-earned sleep after the fireworks.

16 Days of Activism

From 25 November to 10 December is the United Nations 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence Campaign. It is a time to galvanise action to end violence against women and girls around the world. The international campaign originated from the first Women’s Global Leadership Institute in 1991.

In support of this campaign, SI South Perth will be participating in the Annual Silent Memorial March which is held each year to commemorate and honour people who have died from family and domestic violence related incidents. Each year, between 18 and 24 people are murdered in Western Australia by a member of their family. Domestic homicides account for a quarter of all homicides in Western Australia and most commonly this is women being killed at the hands of their partners.

You are welcome to join us at what is a very moving and significant event in our effort to end domestic violence.

Date: Friday, 23 November 2018
Place: Supreme Court Gardens, Barrack Street Perth
Time: 10.30 am – Free morning tea followed by speakers
            12.00 noon – silent march through central Perth

December Breakfast Meeting

Our December breakfast meeting will be held at the Royal Perth Golf Club at 7.00 am on Tuesday 11 December 2018.

At our last meeting for the year, we are delighted to be joined by CEO Leanne Barron and staff from Starick Services who will be receiving our donation of food hampers for women at the refuge.

Please join us for a hearty breakfast and an opportunity to hear about the work we do and the wonderful opportunities there are to support women and girls in need.

Details:
Time: 7.00 am
Cost: $28.00 full cooked breakfast
Venue: Royal Perth Golf Club, Labouchere Road, South Perth

Please contact our club secretary to make a booking by emailing:
info@sisouthperth.org.au

Movie Fundraiser – The Old Man & the Gun

Our final fundraising event of the year will be a gander at Robert Redford in what is being touted as his swansong.

Based on the true story of Forrest Tucker and his audacious escape from San Quentin at the age of 70 to an unprecedented string of heists that confounded authorities and enchanted the public. Wrapped up in the pursuit are detective John Hunt (Casey Affleck), who becomes captivated with Forrest’s commitment to his craft, and a woman (Sissy Spacek), who loves him in spite of his chosen profession.

Date: Sunday, 25 November 2018
Time: 3.30 pm
Where: Cygnet Cinema (Grand Cinemas), 16 Preston Street, Como
Price: $20.00

Buy tickets via Trybooking or email sisouthperth@siswp.org

Help us raise funds for our programs to help women and girls achieve their potential.

November Breakfast Meeting

Our November breakfast meeting will be held at the Royal Perth Golf Club at 7.00 am on Tuesday 13 November 2018.

Please join us for a hearty breakfast and an opportunity to hear about the work we do and the wonderful opportunities there are to support women and girls in needs.

Details:
Time: 7.00 am
Cost: $28.00 full cooked breakfast
Venue: Royal Perth Golf Club, Labouchere Road, South Perth

Please contact our club secretary to make a booking by emailing:
info@sisouthperth.org.au

Giant Spring Fair

Our annual fundraising fair will be even bigger and better this year as we welcome you to a new venue at the South Perth Primary School.

Come along and enjoy a Devonshire tea, egg and bacon roll or sausage sizzle as you check out all the goodies we have on sale, including preserves and baked goods, books, clothes, household goods, jewellery, face painting, toys, games, plants, raffles and more. We guarantee there will be bargains and fun for all.

All funds raised go to our projects which support women and girls in need.

Celebrating Our 20th Birthday

We are inviting fellow Soroptimists, current and past members, partners and supporters to join us as we celebrate our 20th birthday and enjoy an evening of friendship.

When: Thursday 11 October 2018, 6.00 pm
Where: The Pagoda Resort, Como
Cost: $65 per person available on TryBooking or contact Bronwen on 0417 975 377 or email bronners28@gmail.com

Please join us and enjoy guest speakers, entertainment, a welcome drink on arrival and help us celebrate 20 years of service to the community.