Club welcomes new members

November’s New Member

It is particularly appropriate that Dr Jane Salisbury should become a new member of Soroptimist International Barry and District as, in 1973, whilst a pupil at the Barry Girls Grammar School, she was awarded £50 by the Club for being “a promising and achieving student”. This has proven to be true.

Having initially trained at the Glamorgan College of Education and taught for 12 years in State secondary education, Jane joined Cardiff University in 1990 as a lecturer where she undertook significant leadership roles for the University.and conducted and published research on gender and differential attainment, the EU, UK and Welsh policy contexts for education and Vocational Training. Apologies Jane for a very potted history.

She lives in Barry and Limousin, France, with the painter Alan Salisbury.  Jane is still very active in the local arts scene and her hobbies include creating garments from upcycling, enjoying Zumba and Tai Chi.

The photo shows left to right Dr Jane, President Jackie Memory and Audrey Hirst, Jane’s sponsor.


50 Members for our 50th Anniversary

President Jackie of Soroptimist International Barry & District was delighted to welcome Sharon Quinn and Carolyn Bright as new members to the Club at the October “Pink” Supper Meeting. In this Golden Anniversary year President Jackie said that it was particularly pleasing to now have 50 members to mark the occasion.

Sharon, introduced by Jackie, who has always had a taste for business  has been director of a carpet retailing firm and also built up a stationary  business with her husband. She now manages a property portfolio and works part time as a receptionist at Golau Caredig. Om her spare time she enjoys being with her family, walking and socialising

Carolyn, introduced by Jean, has had a varied career which included being Personal Assistant to the Bishop of Llandaff and also running a ski school in America for five years. Carolyn retired three years ago.  In her spare time Carolyn volunteers at Fairfield Primary School and enjoys her narrow boat.

Sharon and Carolyn were handed a new members pack by membership officer Delor and were presented with a badge by President Jackie.


At the September 2017 supper meeting Jan Bateman  introduced Gail Lancaster, who was born in Chicago and moved to Barry in 1970. After retiring from her role as a surveyor in local government she has continued to serve her community through a number of voluntary roles. Gail was inducted as a member by President Jackie and presented with a membership pack by Delor.

From left to right: President Jackie, Jan, Gail and Delor