SOROPTIMIST INTERNATIONAL OF SELBY

WELCOME TO SOROPTIMIST INTERNATIONAL OF SELBY

HILARY PUTMAN, PRESIDENT 2016-2017

 I am delighted to be the President of Selby Soroptimists for this year. It is an honour and a pleasure.

I have been the President of SI Selby before but it was some time ago and many things are different now, although the values and purposes of Soroptimism remain the same. I have also been the Regional President of SI Yorkshire, which was most enjoyable, and a member of the UK Programme Action Committee. Programme Action – giving service or doing things for the betterment of women and children – is what Soroptimism is all about. SI Selby does this locally, nationally and internationally.

Soroptimist International, as the name suggests, is a global organisation with clubs and members throughout the world. Over the years, I have visited SI clubs in Australia, Germany, Ukraine and Zimbabwe. I have attended Federation Conference in Barbados and this year I will be attending the Federation Conference in Malta with other members of SI Selby.

“Soroptimist” means the “best of sisters”. As a member of Soroptimist International of Selby, I have met some lovely people and made many good friends at Club, Regional, National and International level.

I hope that the members of SI Selby enjoy this Club year, continue to give service and be the best of sisters.

Thank you for asking me to be your President.

Hilary C. Putman

April 2016