2011 About our Club
The Torquay Club is divided into various committees and each committee has a convenor. Each convenor calls her own meetings, when and where necessary. Sub-committee reports are given at business meetings so that all members of the club are kept informed of what is taking place. Many members attend South West Regional meetings and report back to the membership and each year the President and usually a couple of other members attend the National Conference.
Apart from the serious side of soroptimism we enjoy varied social activities including taking part in the Torbay Carnival and participating in various local events. We give active support to the local Disabled Fellowship and endeavour to give time to elderly and disabled local people by arranging transport to take them out for a sight seeing trip and entertaining them to afternoon tea.
A group of members help at a local school doing one to one reading with 5 year olds. During the Summer term, at the same school, the Torquay Club have funded children to take part in the BeePlus project. This project is to try to educate how important the bee population is to the human race and therefore learn what to do to protect the bees which are at the moment under threat from a mite in the hives.
2011 is a very exciting year for the members of the club because we celebrate the 70 years since the club was formed. Celebrations will take place in June with a friendship weekend when it is hoped to organise a number of fun events such as a round robin trip to include a steam train and river boat cruise. We will also be holding a celebratory luncheon at the Redcliffe Hotel.
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