SUNDAY 31st January 2016: by Special Request we have been asked to repeat our Panel Discussion on our Local Radio Call in show “Hitz Talk” Tune in tomorrow morning @ 11AM-1PM for live radio stream at: http://www.hitz1037.com/hitz-fm/
“New Domestic Violence Act 2015"
President Miriam Roache just after her brief remarks handed over our annual financial donation to the President of the Association of People with Disabilities Mr. Junior Bacchus.
Our Friendship Links SI Solihull & St. Albans!!!
We truly appreciate your contribution to our annual
"Literacy for all” Programme.
What a great time we all had in Glasgow!
26th January 2016: Panel Discussion on the “New Domestic Violence Act 2015"
These two Organisations have teamed up to host this Panel Discussion on this very important instrument of the Law which seeks to improve and address the issue of "Access to Justice" by victims of Domestic Violence .
Soroptimist international has Programs on Issues such as Domestic Violence Awareness; Conflict Resolution and Human Trafficking, while the Bar Association has a social responsibility to assist the general public in examining and explaining various Laws to interested persons. It made sense to join forces in this instance to draft in other relevant parties to the table for this National Conversation.The general public is invited to attend. The New Law introduces new definitions and rights and responsibilities on the part of victims, and the enforcement Authorities, as well as on teachers, social workers and doctors.
Girl Guide Leader Mrs. Crichton with PAC Sis. Ikarmola
and President Elect Sis. Shannon Durrant-Samuel.
MAY 12th, 2015: - Donation
SISVG continues to fulfill its mission and on May 12th, the Club made its annual donation of XCD $1,200.00 to the Helping Hands Centre. The cheque was presented by Soroptimist President Mrs. Miriam Roache and accepted by the President of Helping Hands, Mr. Junior Bacchus.
SIGBI 81st Federation Conference
22nd December 2015:
Christmas Love Packages to the Patients who have been admitted to the Female Surgical and Medical Wards at the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital.
This year we were able to give in an excess of $3000 worth of Medical materials and care packages to the patients on both wards.
SI St. Vincent & the Grenadines joins SI Jamestown as they
celebrate their 30th Anniversary.
Soroptimist Sisters at our Panel Discussion of the New Domestic Violence Act 2015.
and two visiting Sisters with us at this spectacular event - Gill Beardsley from SI Bristol and Topsy Hughes from SI Kettering.
7th July, 2015:
The works of Soroptimist International SVG (SISVG) has been recognized by Right Stuff a leading provider of graphics and signage services here.Earlier this month Right Stuff presented a plaque depicting the origin of SISVG. The plaque summarizes how the Club was established, lists the names of the first women to lead the organization and its date of charter.
SISVG is an organization of women whose goals are to improve the lives and status of women and girls through education, empowerment or enabling opportunities as well as be a voice for increasing access to education and leadership for women and girls. It was established by charter on July 14th, 1987.
According to Mr. John Crichton, the Managing Director of Right Stuff, “Soroptimist SVG has always had the support of Right Stuff because we admire the efforts of the Club in supporting the vulnerable”.
Mrs. Shannon Durrant-Samuel, President Elect & Communication Officer of SISVG, on accepting the plaque thanked Right Stuff on behalf of SISVG.
Panel Discussion Album
17th July, 2015: Two students of the Glebe Preschool are the first recipients of assistance from the Soroptimist International SVG (SISVG) to prepare them for entrance into Primary school.
SISVG presented school supplies to Paris Harry and Kemillia Davis of Barrouallie. These two girls will enter the Barrouallie Government School and the Leeward District Seventh Day Adventist Primary School at the beginning of the 2015-2016 academic year. President of Soroptimist International of SVG, Miriam Roache presented the supplies. On hand to witness the presentation were other members of the SISVG, Head of the Glebe pre-school, Mrs. Karon Hepburn and parents of the two preschoolers, Ms. Jamillia Davis mother of Paris Harry and Ms. Kenilla Raguette, mother of KemilliaRaguette.SISVG is an organization of professional and skilled women committed to improve the lives and status of women and girls through education, empowerment or enabling opportunities as well as be a voice for increasing access to education and leadership for women and girls.ISVG.
13th- 17th July, 2015: Annual Summer Youth Programme
Soroptimist International SVG hosted its annual youth programme from July 13th-17th 2015 at the Girl Guides Headquarters. Our theme “Girl’s on fire” from our previous year was so well received that we ran “Girls on Fire 2.0” this year. 35 students from various schools participated and were all excited and captured from day one by our featured speaker at our opening ceremony- Caricom Youth Ambassador Shanika John.
Our youth program not only provides a recreational retreat for these girls but offers the opportunity to develop self-esteem, self-reliance, determination and respect for self and others. Our compact program included a selection of experts to moderate sessions on empowerment, etiquette, arts & crafts, internet safety, skin care, communication, attire, diet and exercise. A special trip to the National Insurance Service Golden Years Activity Center was organized and donations were made to the center by our girls who brought their own materials to give back to our community. SISVG is in the business of inspiring action and transforming the lives our our girls and young women in society.
Dr. C. Nicholls as she delivers information on Endometriosis
Brand New Stove
Donation of Television, Video and DVD player, 8 Chairs,
two tables, teachers interactive books, first aid kit,
Kitchen utensils and so much more
Happy 30th Anniversary SI Jamestown
APRIL 17th, 2015:
Congratulations to our Memorial Fund Awardee to the SIGBI 2015 Glasgow Conference- Mrs. Shannon Durrant-Samuel.
Read the SIGBI Glasgow 2015 leaflet
17th September 2015: Donations to Glebe PreSchool as part of our Preparations for the new School Term and our action in this month of September for International Literacy Celebrations.
8th September 2015: INTERNATIONAL LITERACY DAY
It's that time of year again where our focus is on Literacy.We continue to support Education and Literacy for all. It is our goal to fill as many Primary School Libraries as we can to allow each child the opportunity to read, to learn and to build a brighter future for us all here in St. Vincent & the Grenadines.
Whether it’s reading or writing, literacy is an outlet to an untouchable world – your imagination. Not only is literacy a basic human right, it is a fundamental building block for learning as well as a personal empowerment tool. It is the catalyst for social and global progress.
On September 8th, 2015, let’s show the world the importance of literacy by celebrating International Literacy Day. Join Soroptimist as a united voice in raising awareness for those who cannot read or write.
International Literacy Day gives children and communities a chance to rediscover the joys of reading while raising awareness for those without access to education.
APRIL 30th, 2015:
Congratulations to our newly appointed Executive of 2015-2016.
Principal- Mr. Holder, Class Teacher- Mrs. Douglas and the Children of Kindergarten
SISVG Treasurer- Euna Thompson, President Elect Shannon Samuel,
Principal Mr. Holder & SISVG Member Idalia Job
Two members of the SISVG attended this years SIGBI Federation Conference in Glasgow. Our Program Action Officer Ikarmola Laborde escorted our Flag at the Opening Ceremony and our President Elect Shannon Samuel attended as this years Memorial Fund Awardee.
17th January 2016:
CARIBBEAN SOROPTIMIST DAY 2016.
SISVG celebrated this special day worshipping together at the St. Pauls Anglican Church in Calliaqua followed by a quiet Brunch at the High Tide Restaurrant & Bar.
Patron- Lady Antrobus, Member- Annelle Thomas, Dev. Officer- René Baptiste, PRESIDENT- MIRIAM ROACH.
Member-Lavinia Gunn, Program Action Officer- Ikarmola Laborde, IPP- Nicola Williams and President Elect - Shannon Samuel.
MAY 10th, 2015: - Mothers Day!
SISVG has been invited by NBC Radio to participate in a panel discussion-
This Sunday’s Views on Issues from 11AM on NBC Radio looks at “The Role of Mothers in shaping our Society”. On the Panel: Mr. Marlan Charles – Youth Programme Coordinator at SVG Planned Parenthood Association Mrs. Jestina Charles –Supervisor of the Bethel Gospel Assembly Women’s Ministry and 2006 CIBC First Caribbean Unsung Hero. Mrs. Shannon Durrant-Samuel – Communications Officer and President Elect of Soroptimist International St. Vincent & the Grenadines.
28th November 2015:
Cocktails & Carols 2015
Our Major Fundraiser which fuels the numerous ongoing projects that we are committed to. We thak all those who came out and had a beautiful evening with us.
President Miriam Roache second from Left with Preschool
Teacher Lunette and Sister Annelle extreme right with Pre
School Principal Karen Hepburn.
25th September 2015: Donations to Brighton Methodist Primary School.
The theme this year : Literacy and Sustainable Societies.
We continue to build libraries one Primary School at a time and this year the Brighton Methodist Primary school is the the proud recipient of the SISVG Book Drive.
Literacy is the key driver for sustainable development and affording the opportunity to these primary school children gives them the tools needed for the learning of a broader set of knowledge, skills, attitudes and values which makes a significant difference in our society.
These Children are the future of St. Vincent and the Grenadines and will contribute to this world leaving a positive mark and making St. Vincent proud!
We have collected over 200 books from the age range of 5-12 years and are proud to hand them over to the Principal, staff and children of the Brighton Methodist Primary at their Assembly this morning.
Soroptimist International St.Vincent & the Grenadines
Brighton Methodist Primary as they gather for Assembly and handing over of
SISVG Book donation for International Literacy Celebrations
Networking with our sister Soroptimists from around the world.
President Elect Shannon Samuel met with President Jenny and what an honor it was to chat about the plans of SISVG.
5th7th November 2015:
SIGBI 81st Federation Conference
SECC Clyde Auditorium, Glasgow
5th-7th November 2015
Theme: Delivering the Difference.
Ms. Ruth Jacobs, Superintendent of Police and Head of CID who also formerly headed the Domestic Violence unit of the RSVG Police, Barrister at Law and Solicitor Ms. Paula David of the Law Firm - SAUNDERS & HUGGINS, Moderator, President
of the Bar Association & SISVG Dev. Officer -René Baptiste CMG, Mrs. Polly Oliver, a seasoned Social Worker Case Investigator of the Ministry of National Mobilisation, Family and Gender Affairs and Dr. Jozelle Miller a trained practising Psychologist
INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY
MARCH 8th 2016
“PLEDGE FOR PARITY"
SISVG IPP Nicola Williams (front left) SISVG Member Lavinia Gunn (far right) and certified participants of the SISVG Youth Programme
SISVG for this years International Women's Day hosted a
Speakers Meeting on the 2016 theme "Pledge for Parity."
Our Guest Speaker - Hon. Judith Jones Morgan- the Attorney
General of St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
SI St. Vincent & the Grenadines
P.O. Box 730, Kingstown
St. Vincent & the Grenadines
VC0100, West Indies
Soroptimist International of St. Vincent & the Grenadines (SISVG) are delighted to announce that our President for 2015-2016 is Miriam Roache.
EndFragmentThe newly appointed executive is as follows: Patron- Lady Antrobus, President- Miriam Roache, President Elect & PRO- Shannon Durrant-Samuel, Vice President- Angella Taylor, Secretary- Keisha Fraser,Treasurer- Euna Thompson, Program Action Officer- Ikamola Laborde, Membership Officer- Nelcia Primus, Development Officer- René Baptiste, Immediate Past President- Nicola Williams and Committee Members- Christine DaSilva, Zeitha Hadaway and Norma Knights.
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HISTORY OF SOROPTIMIST INTERNATIONAL ST. VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES
Mrs. Jean Moore-Williams an employee of Barclays Bank, Barbados and a member of SI Barbados came to St. Vincent to live and work in 1986. She loved the island but there was one shortcoming; no Soroptimist club existed in St. Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG). Encouraged by Mrs. Ena Woodstock, the Extension Officer for SI Caribbean and members of her own club SI Barbados, Jean took up the challenge to start a club in St. Vincent and the Grenadines. On January 29, 1987, Jean together with five excited Vincentian women, Norma Keizer, Theresa Daniel, Annelle Thomas, Lorna Small and Gwendolyn Russell met with Mrs. Woodstock to discuss the formation of a Soroptimist club in SVG. This meeting laid the foundation for the future of what was to become Soroptimist International of SVG. A list of prospective persons to be invited as the first recruits was compiled and a date set for the meeting. During this first visit of Mrs. Woodstock to St. Vincent, radio and television interviews were arranged and a courtesy call was also made to Lady Eustace, the wife of his Excellency, the Governor- General, Sir Lambert Eustace. SI Barbados agreed to be our sponsor and four of their members; Patricia Cook, Ercil Sealy, Hilda Garde-Weekes and Margaret Osborne journeyed to SVG to meet with the prospective members on 3rd April 1987. They outlined details of what was required for the formation of a Soroptimist Club; the 18 persons present were very enthusiastic and gave their commitment to becoming members. A motion was then moved to form the club and the 18 persons signed the petition which was forwarded to the Soroptimist Federation of Great Britain and Ireland requesting the charter of the club. The eighteen persons who signed the petition, were:Josephine Banfield, June Bennett, Laura Browne, Kathryn Cyrus, Theresa Daniel, Susan Dougan, Carmen Jack, Yvonne John, Norma Keizer, Judith Leigertwood, Jeanie Laurel McDonald, Irwin Martin, Jean Moore-Williams, Shirley Robertson, Viola John, Natalie Sylvester, Annelle Thomas, and Dilys Peters. Two of the original five persons who met with Jean on January 29th, 1987 did not sign the petition; Gwendolyn Russell indicated that because of her commitment with Girl Guides she would not be able to become a member but would continue to give support, and Lorna Small had a work commitment then but was initiated with the next batch of recruits.Lady Eustace was also officially invited to be our Patron. Our petition was accepted by SIGBI and 14th July 1987 was set as our charter date. The first installation of the original eighteen, plus two additional recruits, Gloria Jack and Francilma Murphy took place on the 20th June 1987. At the charter meeting held on 14th July 1987, Federation President Kate Fussell also installed the first officers of the club.They were:President Jean Moore-Williams1st Vice President Annelle Thomas2nd Vice President Norma KeizerHonorary Secretary Irwin MartinHonorary Treasurer Yvonne JohnCommittee members were: Viola John, Theresa Daniel, Carmen Jack, Judith Leigertwood, and Dilys Peters.With the Club established, work began in earnest under the programme areas of Soroptimist International.
SISVG is grateful to the local Media for publishing part one to our article on this celebratory date to Eliminate Violence against women. We have reached the Nation with our message and will follow up with our second article on the Laws that protect women on our little island paradise St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
International Women’s Day
IWD 2017 campaign theme
SISVG Vice President Elect Angella Taylor Addresses our membership.
Soroptimist International St. Vincent & the Grenadines
SISVG Program Action Officer delivers her PAC Report for the year 2015-2016
SPORTS FOR LIFE ! A new page for SISVG
Helping Hands & Glebe Preschool
December 15th 2016
SISVG Out-going President Miriam Roache delivers her President Report for the Year 2015-2016
SISVG AGM 2016
The Soroptimist International St. Vincent & the Grenadines installed their new Executive for the year 2016-2017
President: Sis. Shannon Samuel
Immediate Past President: Sis. Miriam Roache
President Elect: Sis Angela Taylor
Vice President: Sis Josie Ann Small
Secretary: Sis. Jaydene Wilks
Treasurer: Sis Euna Thompson
Program Action: Sis. Ikarmola Laborde
Membership Officer: Sis. Nicola Williams
Development Officer: Sis. René Baptiste
Communication & Web Officer: Sis Shannon Samuel
Councillor: Sis. Nicola Williams
Committee Members: Sis. Christine DaSilva
Sis. Idalia Job
Sis. Norma Knights
SICN Reps.: Sis Shannon Samuel
Sis. Miriam Roache
WORLD DAY OF PRAYER
The theme for this year's International Day of the Girl (11 October) is
Girls' Progress = Goals' Progress: A Global Girl Data Movement.
While we can applaud the ambition and potential of the SDGs for girls,
and recognize how girls’ progress is good not only for girls, but also for
families, communities and society at large, we must also take this
opportunity to consider how existing gaps in data on girls and young
women, lack of systematic analysis, and limited use of existing data
significantly limit our ability to monitor and communicate the wellbeing
and progress of half of humanity.
A worldwide ecumenical movement of any faith traditions who come together to observe a common day of prayer on the first Friday in March each year. Through World Day of Prayer- Women throughout the world are encouraged: - to become aware of the whole world and no longer live in isolation - to be enriched by the faith experience of Christians of other countries and cultures - to take up the burdens of other people and pray with and for them - to become aware of their talents and use them in the service of society Women on this day affirm that prayer and action are inseparable and that both have immeasurable influence in the world.
To ALL our Soroptimist sisters who have given birth, adopted, mentored or have shared love to a child. Here’s wishing you all a great and blessed Sunday on this 4th Sunday in Lent celebrated annually as Mothering Sunday.
lets pray together….
We thank you for all mothers and Soroptimist sisters around the world,
We thank you for the drive in our hearts to care for and mentor children,
We thank you for the strength and will that you have given to us,
For our ability to love unconditionally, for our patience and unselfish ways in this sinful world,
Lord we seek your continual guidance and blessings in all that we undertake to
keep mothers safe and to help secure the children of this world.
Lord God through you all things are possible and where there is violence- let there be peace,
Where there is hunger -let there be food, where there is discomfort and pain- wrap your comforting arms around each individual and take all ill feelings away.
Help us all to live so that we may strengthen and enrich the life of the family, help us to build with you the kind of family which welcomes the stranger, the lonely and the needy.
We thank you heavenly father for our mothers, for all they have done for us and pray that the love they show for us may be reflected in the way that we show our love for others and in the way we each strive to live our lives according to your will. Amen
Belmont Primary School
Soroptimist International Joins the SVG Medical Association in their Annual
Breast Cancer Awareness Pink Cap City Walk.
MARCH 26th 2017
INTERNATIONAL LITERACY DAY 2016
29th NOV. 2016
SISVG’s member Sis. Joyce Stay meets His Royalty Prince Harry on his visit to St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
Stubbs Primary School
His Royalty Prince Harry visits St. Vincent & the Grenadines.
The Searchlight newspaper Publication Friday 7th April 2017.
The theme of the International Day of Older Persons
for 2016 is "Take A Stand Against Ageism".
Soroptimist International SVG Celebrates International Day of the Girl Child
Cocktails and Carols 2016
MAY 10th 2016
SISVG celebrated Membership Month with a most exciting gathering at Sis. René’s home. We got straight into Club business as
our new President Shannon had scheduled the Induction of Prospective member Anika early on our Agenda.
Our evening continued with beautiful Steel Pan music played by one of our most talented Pannist Mr. Rodney Small, followed
by poetry resited by Ms. Nerissa King and Mr. Jerron James, members of a local Performing Arts group called Urban Expressions
head by Mr. Sean Frederick.
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At our Final General Meeting for the year 2016-2017, two of the young women who have benefitted from our SISVG Academic Scholarship Program dropped in our club room for a quick visit and an enormous thank you!
Soroptimist International SVG hosts it’s annual Tea for the Elderly
CARIBBEAN SOROPTIMIST DAY 2017
SISVG President Shannon Durrant-Samuel. hands over a token of appreciation from SISVG to our Patron Lady Antrobus.
SISVG President Shannon Durrant-Samuel delivers her Acceptance Speech.
17th January 2016:
CARIBBEAN SOROPTIMIST DAY 2017.
SISVG celebrated this special day worshipping together at the Catholic Cathedral in Kingstown, followed by a quiet Brunch at the Grenadine House.
IPP-Miriam Roache, Gail Davis, Kathryn Cyrus, Christine DaSilva, President Elect-Angella Taylor, Lavinia Gunn, Membership Officer- Nicola Williams, Nelcia Primus, Idalia Job, Norma Knights, Treasurer- Euna Thompson, Dev. Officer René Baptiste, Shirley Charles, Annelle Thomas & Zeitha Hadaway.
SISVG President Shannon Durrant-Samuel. Presents out-going President Miriam Roache with a gift.
A special crafted card
created by Landar Wallace,
one of our Scholarship
CONGRATULATIONS to the Graduands of Helping Hand’s Center- Our School for Children with Disabilities.
FRIDAY OCTOBER 16th, 2016
SISVG Patron Lady Antrobus Pins in coming President Shannon Durrant Samuel.
APRIL 12th 2017
APRIL 22nd 2017
As we continue to celebrate our 30th Anniversary and work toward upgrading each project. We say a hearty THANK YOU, to the Young Leaders of the Intermediate High School.
On Saturday 22nd April, our Helping Hands Center benefited from a complete clean up campaign spearheaded by the INTEMEDIATE HIGH SCHOOL Young Leaders.
Oh what a super job they have done!
Focus on Education
- SISVG have been following our scholarship holders throughout their secondary education and we are pleased with their progress thus far.
- The Glebe preschool continues to benefit from our financial support for their utility bills, refreshments and toys when celebrating Christmas as well as their Graduation
- We continue to host our annual youth camp which facilitates 40 youngsters from the ages of 11-15. In 2011 we focused on life skills and personal development.
- Assistance with career guidance at the annual local career fair and book contributions to primary schools were part of our education drive.
Dr. Onu as he delivers his presentation on Eye Care to Sister Soroptimists
SISVG has spearheaded the project of obtaining this property sitting on 7,243 square feet of land for the development of children with disabilities. The Grand Opening took place at New Montrose, 3rd February 2001.The Helping Hands Centre is a non profit educational facility that serves children with disabilities. A daycare program that is headed by the Association for people with Disability (APD) and is open weekdays between the hours of 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM. The centre consists of two therapy rooms, a kitchen,a resource centre, two bathrooms, and a play area. It is staffed by three full-time and two part-time employees.
Economic & Social Development & Community Service - A Fruit Basket was delivered to the Lewis Punnett Home for the Elderly as members celebrated decided to search through their environment acquireing fresh fruits and vegetables from our islands rich and lush vegetation. This marks World Environment Day 2012.
- Our club maintains a room at the Margueritte Shanauger Shelter which is operated by the Ladies of Charity here in St. Vincent.
- The fight against AIDS continues and we have assisted the House of Hope Society financially for the provision of care for the persons afflicted with this disease.
- We have been assisting a family with monthy donations as well as toiletries to manage a child who suffers from Cerebal Palsey.
- Our Comfort Station continues to benefit the public and generate funds for the Club, while providing employment for two persons.
- The annual tea party held for the elderly is a hit each year. Folks come out in their numbers and have a great social evening with entertainment, songs and poetry.
Opening of our Clubs Comfort Station 1991.
On our 25th Anniversary this July 14th 2012- Our Club's Comfort Station continues to offer a vital service in the heart of our capital, Kingstown.
• Fund Raising
- We host two major events each year, our Valentine Luncheon and our Christmas Cocktails and Carols.
• Health & Healthy Lifestyles
- October holds our fight against Breast Cancer each year and in conjunction with the local Medical Association we participate in they "Pink Cap City Walk" as well as make direct contributions to afflicted patients for their necessary medial needs.
- We have had assistance from our Local Physicians hosting individual interactive sessions related to Hypertension, Diabetes & Eye care.
In 1991 President Kathryn Cyrus was the driving force behind this project and with her proactive executive and dedicated members it came to completion during her tenure.
This project provides a much needed community service especially during the islands Carnival season and other times when activities are held in the Capital. Special commendations have been given to SISVG for maintaining this operation. Requests are frequently made to have the facility opened later than the scheduled times, especially at weekends.
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Margurite Shanagher Night Shelter
Our most recent project is the adoption of a room in a Night Shelter run by the Roman Catholic Church. SISVG is responsible for furnishing and upkeep of this room which was opened during the SICN conference in 2007.
Caribbean Soroptimist Day 2013
• International Goodwill & Understanding
- Project Sierra came to a close in July 2011 and our own local fundraisers was able to afford us a donation of £503.00.
- Members of SISVG joined our other Caribbean islands in celebrating Caribbean Soroptimist Day with a special tea and discussions on "working together in Friendship and Fellowship."
- Our "Saturday of Service" event saw the planting of young Palm Trees on the grounds of the New Kingstown Library.
- A joint venture with the Girl Guides Asociation was a facelift to the home of an elderly lady living in Central Kingstown. The land space was cleared and cleaned and a coat of paint to enhance the building.
PRESIDENTS OF SOROPTIMIST INTERNATIONAL OFSAINT VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES 1987 –2016
1987-1988 Mrs. Jean Moore-Williams
1988-1989 Mrs. Annelle Thomas
1989-1990 Mrs. Natalie Sylvester
1990- 1991 Mrs. Shirley Robertson
1991-1992 Mrs. Kathryn Cyrus
1992-1993 Mrs. Joyce Haynes
1993-1994 Mrs. Natalie Sylvester
1994-1995 Mrs. Marlene Arthur
1995-1996 Mrs. Kathryn Cyrus
1996-1997 Miss Rene Baptiste
1997-1998 Miss Rene Baptiste
1998-1999 Mrs. Norma Knights
1999-2000 Mrs. Annelle Thomas
2001-2002 Mrs. Shirley Howard
2002-2003 Miss Nina Maloney
2003-2004 Mrs. Lavinia Gunn
2004-2005 Mrs. Zeitha Hadaway
2005-2006 Mrs. Zeitha Hadaway
2006-2007 Mrs. Shirley Robertson
2007-2008 Mrs. Shirley Robertson
2008-2009 Mrs. Annelle Thomas
2009-2010 Mrs. Shirla Little
2010-2011 Mrs. Christine daSilva
2011-2012 Mrs. Christine DaSilva
2012-2013 Mrs. Euna Thompson
2013-2014 Mrs. Gail Davis
2014-2015 Mrs. Nicola Williams
2015-2016 Mrs. Miriam Roache
2016-2017 Mrs. Shannon Samuel
Boat Ride to Bequia for Literacy Day 2013
St. Vincent & the Grenadines
Soroptimist International is a global volunteer movement working together to transform the lives of women and girls. Our 8000 Members in 352 Clubs in 29 countries including Great Britain, Ireland and countries in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean and Malta work at a local, national and international level to educate, empower and enable opportunities for women and girls
Welcome to Soroptimist International St. Vincent & the Grenadines
Our Soroptimist Sisters had the privilege of attending the Closing Ceremony of the Queen’s Baton Relay hosted by the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Olympic Committee and the Commonwealth Games Committee. They were fortunate to have a photograph taken with the baton carrying the Queen's official message that will be read at the Commonwealth Games scheduled for the Gold Coast in 2018.
Soroptimist International of SVG is celebrating its
30th anniversary. Yesterday’s day long events
started with a church service at the Calliaqua
Methodist Church with our sisters in attendance
L-R: Soroptimist Sisters Lavinia, Miriam and Idalia
Soroptimist International St. Vincent and the Grenadines (SISVG) makes it’s annual donation of school supplies to the Clare Valley Government School on Thursday September 28th 2017.
Glebe Hill Pre School Christmas Party
Milton Cato Memorial Hospital Christmas Visit
International Literacy Day Donation 2017
This year we hosted our annual fundraiser
COCKTAILS AND CAROLS at the Paradise Beach Hotel in Villa. We are thankful to all our benefactors who continue to support us in our work to better the lives of children, especially young girls and women in our society. This year we were especially happy to have the Govenor General Sir Frederick Ballantyne with us and our Patron Lady Antrobus.
We were able to make our donation to the Helping Hands School for children with disabilities and we look forward to presenting bigger and better projects as we move into 2018. Happy New Year to all!
SISVG Recognition Tea in Celebration of 30 years of Service to SVG
Soroptimist International St. Vincent and the Grenadines (SISVG) is doing its part in assisting hurricane ravaged Anguilla.
On September 26th 2017, SISVG sent a donation of 24 Cartons containing tinned Meat and Fish, Milk, Juices, Rice, Flour, Hygiene Supplies, Baby Diapers, Sugar and other necessities to Anguilla, in the care of Soroptimist International Anguilla for distribution to the wider population.
During our early years, SISVG adopted the Female Surgical Ward at the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital and over a period of time have secured them Fans and Book Shelves along with medical supplies.
Our most recent contributions have been in the form of gift bags to the patients who are hospitalized over the Christmas season. So we make an effort to bring good cheer and joy to those who are separated from family members at this time of year.
Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year from SISVG!
Soroptimist International SVG hosted A Recognition Tea at Beachcombers to celebrate the persons/ organizations, as well our sisters, who have contributed in aiding us in reaching our goals every day. This, as part of our 30th anniversary celebration Some of the awards were handing out by Honourable Frederick Stephenson, Minister of National Mobalisation, Social Development, Family, Gender Affairs, Persons with Disabilities and Youth.
COCKTAILS AND CAROLS 2017
Congratulations to the Graduates of the Glebe Hill Pre-School
Class of 2017
Flood Relief Assistance to Anguilla.
Patron Lady Antrobus donates $1000.00 to
This programme started on Monday July 24th through to Friday July 28th, 2017 at the
Girls Guides Building in Kingstown.
Approximately 37 girls attended this years Girls on Fire Summer workshop. Sessions were conducted on the subject areas of empowerment, Internet safety and a look at the Cybercrime bill that was recently read into our Legislature here in St. Vincent & the Grenadines. The girls were also educated on our work as Soroptimist and the different programs we host to assist young Girls and women in our society.
Patron Lady Antrobus
Pins incomming President
Sis. Angella Taylor
Sis. Euna Thompson
Patron Lady Antrobus
addresses the membership
Soroptimist Sister’s get their hands on the Queen’s Baton
Sis. René Baptiste
Guest Speaker Miss T. Browne
Youth Ambassador for St. Vincent
speaks to our theme
"Step up and Lead the way"
Sis. Angella Taylor
Program Action Report
Sis. Ikamola Laborde
Sis. Jaydene Wilkes
New 2017-2018 Executive of the Soroptimist International St. Vincent & the Grenadines
The New Executive is:President Angela Taylor, President Elect Josie Ann Small,
Vice President Idalia Job, Immediate Past President
Shannon Durrant-Samuel,Treasurer Euna Thompson,
Program Action Officer Ikarmola Laborde, Membership
Officer Nicola Williams, Development Officer Rene Baptiste,
Communications Officer Natasha M. Peters.
The election of the Secretary was deferred to the first
General Meeting of the club. Joyce Stay and Anika
Dyer were also elected as Committee Members on
At the First General Meeting on May 9th 2017,
Anika Dyer and Miriam Roache agreed to Job share
the position of Secretary which is in keeping with
our Constitution and were elected accordingly.
They will also be members of the executive body. EndFragment
SISVG is listed as a collaborating partner to the SVG. Anti-trafficking Unit that has been established within the SVG Police Force. We have held workshops facilitated by the Unit to make our member aware of what Human trafficking is and the steps taken by the country to mitigate this problem.EndFragment
SISVG once again in our Membership Month, have increased our membership by one. As seen below Sis. Christine’s prospective member ( Janelle Cox-Douglas) has been read into this sisterhood and pinned by President Angella Taylor. Our Membership Officer Sis. Nicola Williams further welcome her to this dynamic group of women, SISVG.
30th Anniversary Games Evening for Club members
SISVG Youth Summer Programme- "Girls on Fire"
July 26th 2017
Sisters from Soroptimist International St. Vincent and the Grenadines (SISVG) attended the Graduation Ceremony for The Glebe Hill Preschool in Barrouallie.
The Glebe Hill Pre School is one of SISVG first projects as we continue to support education in SVG. This school accommodates up to 35 students annually and prepares them for their Primary level education.
SISVG celebrates our Membership Month MAY!
A total of 43 Stationery packs were given this year - One for each child in grades Five and Six
Without the support of the Redwolf Applications and the Taranji Foundation supporting our efforts in Education in St. Vincent this venture could not have been possible.
The International Day of Older Persons is observed on October 1 each year.
The day is celebrated by raising awareness about issues affecting the elderly, such as senescence and elder abuse. It is also a day to appreciate the contributions that older people make to society.
Anti-Trafficking in Humans Unit partner with SISVG