Past President Debbie Hicks (left) presents a cheque for £1,000 to Pam Hutton of East Cumbria Family Support Association as the Club’s Charity for the year 2011-12.
For the past few years Soroptimists have gathered “on the bridge” to commemorate UN International Women’s Day. This shows SI Penrith members on Aira Force bridge.
Penrith members Maureen Dixon (Left) and Debbie Hicks (right). In the centre is Pat Black, former member of SI Penrith, and now President elect of the Federation.
SI Penrith often joins other local community groups such as PACT and Churches Together to help clean up our environment.
In a seasonal meeting members of the club invited an expert to demonstrate the art of parcel wrapping using ribbons, lace, glitter and other decorative items to make attractive Christmas gifts.
Along with other service organisations Penrith Soroptimists laid a wreath at the British Legion Service of Remembrance at St Andrew’s Church to commerate the 90th anniversary of those lost in conflict.
As Soroptimists are committed to protecting the environment, the Penrith club has supported Eden Rivers Trust in pulling out the invasive Himalayan Balsam plants on the rivers Eden and Petteril. the picture below shows club members at Armathwaite.
To celebrate 50 years of Soroptimism in Penrith Castle Park prepared a stunning flower bed display of the logo.
Soroptimists from the Penrith and Cockermouth clubs were invited to view the new water centre at the Calvert Trust, Bassenthwaite. This £1,000,000 expansion will enhance the experience of those using the already excellent facilities available at this centre which provides … Continued
Soroptimists promote friendship and with this in mind the Cumbria Clubs invited applications from members in other countries to pay a visit to Cumbria. Martha from Sweden was selected and accepted our Grant of Friendship. She arrived in May 2011 … Continued