November 2016

Anne Woollett, Immediate Past President, welcomed Mary Rose from Treetops Hospice, Risley, to speak to SI Amber Valley about the history and current and future aims of the hospice. Mary was thanked by club member Margaret Lane, who is a volunteer at Treetops.

About half the members of SI Amber Valley had recently attended the Soroptimist International Great Britain & Ireland Conference in Malta and were happy to report on the business of the conference and some of their ancillary activities.

Final arrangements were made for the charity fund-raising stall which we were holding at the Alfreton Christmas Lights Switch-on. Helpers were advised to wrap themselves warmly in plenty of clothes. The stall was to be on the Rodgers Lane Car Park – the highest spot in Alfreton but not a highspot. Joyce Handbury agreed to decorate a tree for the club for the Christmas Tree Festival at St Martin’s Church, Alfreton on 10th and 11th December.

The next meeting of SI Amber Valley is a Christmas Social on Monday 12th December at our usual venue of Firs House Alfreton.