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Soroptimist International of Pearl of the Orient was chartered by SISEAP President Christine Johnstone on 23 March 2024.

The Charter Ceremony was held in Rasa Sayang Hotel, Penang, Malaysia and well attended by Soroptimist International President Siew Yong Gnanalingam, SISEAP President-Elect Joanne Yeoh (who was also the Region Extension Convenor), National President Malaysia Michele Kaur, SI Region of Malaysia President Soon Lay Ean and Si Region of Malaysia President-Elect Rebecca Lai.

The Charter Members of SI Pearl of the Orient totalling 15 members were accompanied by their Soroptimister spouses and boasted a pair of mother-daughter Soroptimists – a multi generational impact.

Members of SI Pearl of the Orient

SI Pearl members and their Soroptimister spouses

Soroptimist International members at the Charter

During the Charter Ceremony, SISEAP  President Christine, SI Pearl President Malicca Ratme and SI Pearl Secretary Pravin Jessy penned their signatures onto the Charter Document. Thereafter, President Malicca received her Chain of Office from President Christine.

The charter members of SI Pearl received their SISEAP badges, copies of the Club’s constitution, membership certificates, name badges and flowers

The dancers of SI Pearl (who call themselves “Black Pearl” showcased a dance accompanied by a traditional Maly song named “Madu dan Racun” (translated to “Honey and Poison”). Which you can watch HERE.

Joanne Yeoh

President-Elect (2022 - 2024)

SISEAP Membership

Soroptimist International is a global movement of women, with members belonging to more than 3,000 clubs in 126 countries/territories, spread over 5 Federations