Club news

AGM President Andy’s closing address

Reading through the archives in readiness for this job I read poems members had written for our decade anniversary years. So I thought I would write my report in verse to end our 70th year. With pleasure, here is my … Continued

Grand Draw raffle prize

Members spent various days at Ysbyty Gwynedd during the Winter selling raffle tickets for the grand draw in aid of the President’s Dementia Care fund at Ysbyty Gwynedd.

President’s charity Dementia Care Ysbyty Gwynedd

We are delighted to have raised £5,000 to support the Dementia Care Team in their work and hope that the money will benefit patients with dementia, their families and the community.  The Soroptimist International Bangor & District Club was chartered … Continued

Tulip Tea Party

In celebration of the Club’s 70th year, member Jenny Watkin Jones invited club members to her home. An afternoon tea with prosecco was arranged by the hospitality committee with homemade sandwiches and cakes.  Members of daughter club SI Anglesey also … Continued

Dementia Friendly 19.2.19

Cheryl Williams from the Alzheimer’s Society was our guest speaker  and part of her work is to help people understand dementia.  She explained how we could become Dementia Friends joining the UK’s biggest ever initiative to change the way people … Continued

Friendship Evening 4.3.19

Gareth Roberts of Menter Fachwen provided a humorous and informative talk on the history of Bangor, from Neolithic period to medieval times, Roman and druid places to wartime bomb sites…. all was captivating! Whilst the plan had been to walk … Continued

Jules Peters Love, Hope & Strength 5.2.19

Jules Peters spoke about the Love, Hope and Strength Foundation and her own experiences. She discussed stories about growing up in North Wales, caring for her husband  Mike Peters, when he’d been having treatment, playing in the band whilst undergoing … Continued

New member 22.1.19

Jenie Dean was warmly welcomed as a new member by President Andy Hawkins at the club meeting held on 22.1.19.

Umeed and Fairtrade 22.1.19

Lis Perkins provided an expllanation of one of President Andy’s nominated charities ie the Umeed Partnership. Giving hope and opportunity by fundraising for disadvantaged children and women through education and vocational training of any faith in Pakistan eg with embroidery … Continued

Blood bikes 8.1.19

Gary Frost and Paul Kennedy presented the work of the voluntary organisation Blood Bikes Wales. Highlighting the amazing savings that the group have provided for local NHS services in the transportation of blood specimens and other items.  Club members were … Continued