Changing of Insignia and welcome to President Judy. Sneak Peek of 2017 – 2018

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Mai Pen Rai – Don’t worry. It’s ‘The King and I’ fundraiser for NEPACS.

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Every year we have a fund raising event for the President’s Charity at our community cinema ‘The Jam Jar’.  This year was our third year and over 40 members a enjoyed a sing-a-long to ‘The King and I’ and wouldn’t … Continued

GLOBAL BLANKET – update

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WELCOME GILL – another new member.

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  We welcome Gill Coulson into our club; she comes with a fantastic personal recommendation and as a member of our COMMUNICATION group has already inspired us with awesome ideas.  Looking forward so much to your friendship.

Citizenship & Equality lecture at Newcastle University March 2017

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Members attended the annual Tyneside Geographical Society Lecture ‘Citizenship and Equality’  where Vera Baird QC, Police and Crime Commissioner for Northumbria and Kaneez Shaid, Chair of Trustees, Citizens UK  were programmed to have a dialogue. This conversation between two prominent … Continued

Raising Awareness – INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY – 8th March 2017

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Thank you to the staff at Greggs, Whitley Bay, for the coffee and your support! Just a reminder and another thank-you for the grant of £1800 from The Greggs Foundation to help our club to continue helping traffiked women in … Continued

We know how to celebrate! Chartered in 1947; moving onward and upward in 2017!!

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  We received greetings from Ann Garvie, Dear Pat Delighted that you are home and are not fretting about the celebration cake which I am in no doubt is perfect and beautiful. I write to ask you to convey to … Continued

Have YOU!!!?? written to your MP? Two days-left-follow Emma’s example.

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Emma Watson has written a powerful letter urging the government to ratify the Istanbul Convention – a crucial piece of legislation that, if implemented, would be a milestone step in ending violence towards women. Governments that agree to the Convention … Continued

WOMEN’S MARCH ON LONDON – 21st January 2017

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https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/jan/23/call-for-womens-march-on-london-protesters-to-write-to-pm-about-trump       Women (and men!) marched around the world for peace, equality and against discrimination Soroptimist Margaret Clark Assistant Programme Director for Advocacy front row with Soroptimist banner and orange jacket – very proud to be a Soroptimist. … Continued

Meet the Author – Sue Miller

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  Meet the author at our amazing Jam Jar Community Cinema on Jan 31st 2017 – bookings should be made through the Jam Jar website.Doors open at 5.00pm -Event start at 5.30. It’s free but there are only 50 tickets … Continued