Sad News



Dear Soroptimist friends,


It is with great sadness that I announce the sudden death of Immediate Past SIE President Eliane Lagasse.

After an evening with Soroptimists in Cotonou, Benin, Eliane passed away in the early hours of 19th January. Her husband was with her.

Eliane was an exemplary Soroptimist, an inspiration to all who knew her and a great friend of Africa and its people.  With enormous energy and dedication, she worked at all levels of our organization to further the Soroptimist cause. She was intelligent, kind and an extremely diligent paediatrician.

But above all, she was a friend. We will treasure her memory. 

On behalf of the entire SIE Board, I offer my deepest condolences to her husband and family.

Yours sincerely,


Kathy Kaaf

President Soroptimist International Europe 2011-2013


Note from Gerda Rosiers : The funeral wil be on saturday 2/2/2013 in Zottegem - 'Dekenale Kerk'