We have been Soroptimists for only a few years – Barbara for two and a half years and Marilyn for four years. We first met at Soroptimists and are now really good friends. We feel very honoured to be nominated and accepted as Joint Presidents for 2012-13.
The basis of our year is fundraising, team work and fun.
A varied programme of informative speakers, fundraising and social events is planned. Our main charity this year is Halton Haven, Runcorn, which is our local independent hospice. We will be holding fundraising events for the Haven throughout the year, including a 1940’s Dance Night to celebrate the Queen’s Jubilee, a Garden Party, and Carol Singing/Toy Tombola at a local supermarket.
We will also be supporting other international and local charities. An important aspect of our work is raising awareness of issues affecting women and girls, and as a result additional fundraising will include supporting our local women’s refuge and our recent friendship link club, SI Chennai Downtown, Tamil Nadu, Southern India.
We are also looking forward to getting together with other Club Presidents at Regional events in our year as Joint Presidents. We would like to thank our fellow members for their support and know that we will all work together once more as a very effective team.
“Coming together is a beginning.
Keeping together is progress.
Working together is success” …… Henry Ford
Barbara Maddock and Marilyn Underwood
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