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Programme 2016/24


May 3rd – Afghanistan, Paul Smith

May 17th – Visit to PONTIO, meet in the Foyer at 18.50

June 7th – North Wales Society for the Blind, Steven Roberts

June 21st – Annual Outing / Charity Event Champagne Cruise to Puffin Island, meet at Beaumaris Pier at 18.50 prompt

June 26th – Annual Luncheon at The Cricket Pavilion Bangor 12.00 for 12.30 start

Sept 6th – Medical Detection Dogs, Vanessa Field Powers of Canine Nose

Sept 20th Visit to Ogwen Mountain Rescue Base, meet at Beach Road Car Park 18.30

Oct 4th –  Barbara Bennet – SIGBI Development Officer

Oct 18thRhyl Women’s Aid

Nov 1st – Updates on St Mary’s Homeless Hostel / Bangor Child Contact Centre

Nov 15thInternational Guiding, Jill Stott

Dec 6th Programme Action Evening – Preparing for Christmas

Dec 20th Christmas Dinner, Cricket Pavilion, Bangor at 19.00


Jan 17thWildlife of Falkland Islands & Tierra del Fuego, Dr Shaun Russell

Feb 7th Tunnicliffe, Paul Rogers

Feb 21stSub Antarctic Islands, Professor Peter Williams

Mar 7thFriendship Evening

Mar 21stUpdate on Anti-Slavery, Jim Coy

Apr 4th AGM

Apr 18th – From Antique to IKEA. David Rogers Jones

May 2nd – Food Matters. Medwyn Williams

May 16th – Talk the Walk. Gareth Roberts

May 19th – Membership stand Deniol Centre Bangor

June 6th — Dipping a Toe into the Unknown. Pauli Murphy

June 20th – Annual Outing / Charity Event A Teddy Bear’s Treasure Hunt 6pm

June 21st – Ysbyty Gwynedd stall

June 25th – Annual luncheon at The Cricket Pavilion, Bangor   Noon for 12.30

July 19th – Summer Supper

Sept 5th – Birds of Wales  Jayne Huskinson

Sept 11th – Festival No 6 collection

Sept 16th – Ysbyty Gwynedd stall

Sept 19th- World Peace Flame Sheila Roberts

October 3rd – All the colours of the spectrum,  Malan Wilkinson

October 17th –– The Itala Experience, Sioned Glyn and Sir Hugh Owen pupils

Nov 7th – Toc H  Michael Lambert

Nov 21st – Musical Moments  James Griffiths

December 2nd 10am til noon Winter Fair Penrhyn Hall, Bangor

Dec 5th – Programme Action evening Preparing for Christmas

Dec 6th – Ysbyty Gwynedd stall

Dec 12th – Christmas Dinner, Teras, Bangor University


January 16th –  club member evening as speaker was unavailable to attend

February 6th – club member evening as speaker was unavailable to attend

February 20th – Bryn Roberts SHINE Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus

March 6th – Friendship Evening,  Storiel, Bangor

March 20th – Pudding Evening in aid of Ty  Gobaith

April 10th – Annual General Meeting

April 17th – Guyana – Catherine Baldwin

May 1st – Jewel in the Crown – Tim Lever

May 15th – R S Thomas – Susan Fogerty & Peter Hewlett

June 5th – Dementia Care in Ysbyty Gwynedd – Sian Hughes-Jones & Delyth Thomas

June 15th – Ysbyty Gwynedd stall

June 19th – Club Outing

June 24th – Annual and 70th Anniversary Lunch, Seiont Manor Hotel

Sept 4th  Quiz night and Fish and Chip Supper

Sept 10th  Festival 6, Portmeirion – collection

Sept 21st  Ysbyty Gwynedd stall

Sept 18th  Glam and Glitz – the Platinum Party Club 70th Anniversary at The Mill, Pontrug

Oct 2nd   The Cape of Good Hope. Dr Shaun Russell

Oct 16th   Members talks and Plastic Challenge

Nov 6th   Poppy Commemoration Very Reverend Kathy Jones, Dean of Bangor

Nov 20th   North Wales Women’s Centre, Rhyl. Linda Jones

Nov 24th   Christmas Coffee Morning, Penrhyn Hall

Dec 4th   Programme Action Evening preparing for Christmas

Dec 11th  Christmas Dinner at Teras, Bangor University


Jan 8th  Blood Bikes Wales. Garry Frost

Jan 22nd  Fair Trade, Liz Perkins and Umeed, John Perkins

Jan 25th  Raffle ticket selling Ysbyty Gwynedd foyer

Feb 5th  Open evening:  an Interview with Jules Peters

Feb 19th  Dementia Friends training session, Cheryl  Williams

Feb 22nd  Raffle ticket selling Ysbyty Gwynedd foyer

Mar 5th  Friendship Evening- Down the high street history walk with Gareth Roberts

Mar 9th  Anniversary Afternoon Tea at Y Glyn and Grand Raffle Draw 

Mar 19th   Visit to Rondo’s ‘Rownd a Rownd’ studios in Menai Bridge

Apr 2ndAGM, The Cricket Pavilion

Apr 16th   Drovers routes in North Wales, Twm Elias

May 7th   Marine Life of the Menai Strait, Gareth Cowell

May 21st  Speaker from Special Care Baby Unit, Ysbyty Gwynedd

June 4th  Archaeology around Llandegai, Frances Lynch

June 18th  Annual Outing – Nant Gwrtheyrn

June 23rd  Charter lunch

July 6th Strawberry Tea

Sept 3rd Friendship Evening

Sept 17th Easy Funding talk

Oct 1st Lung Cancer Hannah Winter

Oct 8th Elsa Fashion Show, Vic Hotel

Oct 15th Plastic Recycling, Frankie Hobro

Nov 5th Aber Falls Distillery and Slates Social Evening

Nov 19th Croeso Menai, Katerina Dobrinska

Dec 3 Preparing for Xmas

Dec 10th Slates Xmas Meal


Jan 14th The Road to Art, Karen Jones

Feb 4th Job talks

Feb 18th Pilates, Nerys Jones

Mar 3rd Royal Protection, Cdr D Seabourne-Davies

Mar 17th Save the Children, Alison Wood (cancelled)

Apr 7th AGM – Zoom Virtual meeting

Apr 21st Zoom meeting Officer reports and Member Updates

May 5th Zoom meeting Fund raising ideas and Member Updates

May 19th Zoom with Regional President Pam, Quiz by Jenie and a Birthday Toast to Diane

Jun 2nd Zoom with Quiz by Sheena

Jun 16th Zoom with Quiz by Joan W

July 7th Casual summer Zoom

Aug 4th Casual summer Zoom

Sep 8th Zoom with Business Meeting .


Sep 15th Zoom with Modern Day Slavery presentations.

Recycling:Old duvets, towels and pillows

Oct 6th Zoom with Mary’s Meals film and discussion.

Recycling: Children’s Books

Oct 20th Zoom with Meinir Williams, Student Nurse to Hospital Director.

Recycling: Old mobile phones

Nov 3rd Zoom with Steph Healy, The Power of Sound.

Recycling: Vintage Cash Cow donations

Nov 17th Zoom with “A Grandmother’s Legacy – Indian recipe book” by Jenny Mallin.

Recycling: Old jewellery

Dec 1st Zoom with Bethan Russell Williams, Chief Officer, Mantell Gwynedd.

Recycling bedding donations :for Refugees

Dec 15th Zoom with Social Get Together and Quiz.

Recycling and newly made donations: for Homeless scarves/hats/chocolate


Jan 19th Zoom with Amy Kordiak / Bethan Morris from TIDE (Together in Dementia Everyday)

Recycling gifts and donations for Women’s Refuge

Feb 2nd Zoom with Kirsty Thomas, Head of Fundraising, Awyr Las our local NHS charity

Feb 16th Zoom with Catrin Jones, Acting Chief Officer, Carers Outreach

Mar 2nd Zoom with Elen Ellis and Debra Jones, Complaints Advocates, North Wales Community Health Council

Mar 16th Zoom Kristoffer Hughes, Anglesey Druid Order

Apr 6th AGM  Zoom Virtual meeting
Apr 20th Ty Gobaith
May 4th Outward Bound
May 18th Moelyci, Colin Keys
Jun 1st Jafuta Foundation, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Jun 15th A walk on Bangor Pier
July 20th
Aug Llanddwyn walk and litter picking
Sep 7th Club meeting
Sep 21st Anti Slavery – NW police Dt Sgt Rich Sidney
Oct 5th 100 Years of Soroptimism, Regional President and Vice President
Oct 19th Abbey Road, Fiona Owens
Oct 29th-30th Conference Llandudno via Zoom
Nov 2nd Dark Skies
Nov 16th Biofield Tuning, Steph Healey
Dec 7th Christmas Preparations
Dec 14th Christmas Dinner
Jan 18th Quiz night
Feb 1st Business meeting and Self Head massage
Feb 15th A Welsh Woman in Politics, Sian Gwenllian
Mar 1st St David’s Hospice, Keri McKie and St David’s Day
Mar 15th Dementia Actif, Emma Quaeck
April 5th AGM

September 6th St David’s Hospice – Kerie McKie

September 20th Penrhyn House – Richard Price

October 4th  Samaritans – Bangor branch

October 18th  Quiz evening

November 1st Gorwel Womens Refuge

November 15th Modern Day Slavery – NWP

December 6th Friendship evening

December 13th Christmas Dinner – The Mill, Pontrug


January 17th Around the World Cuisine and Culture – Maggie Hughes

February 7th Menai Heritage Sailing and apprenticeship – Polly Mead-Kemp

February 21st Club evening

 March 7th Club evening

March 21st Ynni Anafon Energy cyf – Dr Gavin Gatehouse

April 4th Annual General Meeting


April 4th AGM

With effect from May 2023 members will meet around the 25th of each month at a cafe in Bangor for an informal get together and to draw attention to the ‘Orange Cafe’ campaign to highlight Women against Violence

May 16th  Job Talk and Informal Dementia discussion

June 6th Past Regional President Mair Jones OBE recollections

June 23rd 75th Charter Lunch

August 12th Summer Gathering Afternoon Tea

September 5th Connecting and Reconnecting through creative arts – Ellie Davies

September 12th Pizza and Wine tasting  party

October 3rd The Diana Years – Commander Dai Seaborne Davies retired, Ex Royal Protection Officer

November 7th Glowing Harp Foundation – Alla Lemishenko and friendship evening supporting local Ukrainians within our communities

w/c November 14th Get Set for Christmas fundraising event

December 5th Dementia Active – Emma Quaek

December 12th Christmas Dinner at Y Felin


January 16th – Food Around the World Part 2 – Maggie Hughes

February 6th – North Wales Seal Research Organisation and British Divers Marine Life Rescue – Gem Simmonds

March 5th – Time Capsule opening, celebrating 75th Anniversary of Club with afternoon Tea at Storiel

March 23rd – Fundraising Event Porthi Dre, Caernarfon

April 2nd – Annual General Meeting