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President’s message

President Mal Blackburn


I have been a member of SI Anglesey for 13 years, 6 of which were as Secretary. I retired here after over forty years of working in the health and social care sector. My sister influenced my application for membership. I am an active volunteer for National Coastwatch (Point Lynas), in our community café (Café Mechell), as a monthly driver for Re-engage (RAF Valley) and a Board member of a homeless charity (Digartref) on Anglesey.
It is a privilege to take the reins for SI Anglesey this year, the last 2 years were difficult for everyone, more so for some of us. We need to find our strength as a Club – we have made a difference to many women and girls across our own communities and further afield through providing equipment, funds, recycling and activities. Now we have a chance to build on our strengths, become more confident in what we do, expand our friendships and concerns for ourselves as well as the communities we live in and contribute to the Soroptimist pledge to educate, enable and empower
women and girls.
Together I hope we can plan activities for the year that we can all contribute to and get satisfaction as well as enjoyment from. We are living in a difficult and strained time but we can continue to make a difference. We need to spread the word about our Club, welcome new members but most importantly, look out for each other.