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SI Yorkshire Grant of Friendship


A very successful visit took place to SI Yorkshire in June/July 2017. Natalia Kurhaluk, SI Slupsk, Poland, was the recipient of our Grant of friendship and travelled to spend 3 weeks with us.She was hosted by SI Hallamshire, SI Dewsbury, SI Selby, SI Northallerton, SI Halifax, SI Ilkley, SI Beverley and District, SI Scarborough, SI Harrogate and District, and SI Bingley. She attended and spoke at the SI Yorkshire Conference and attended the SI Richmond and Dales 60th Charter Lunch in Leyburn. Natalia was introduced to a very varied range of places and activities during her stay. She attended Club meeting, visited several Museums and places of interest, went to the Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Salts Mill, York and Kingston – upon – Hull,walked on the beach in Bridlington and Scarborough,and spent many happy hours eating and drinking with members, both within their own homes and in various pubs and restaurants.Everyone has commented on her unfailing interest in all we showed her and discussed with her, and felt she is a role model for us all when we learnt how hard she works at home, both in her professional life, as a wife and mother, and as a Soroptimist. We hope the links with Natalia can be maintained and perhaps someone will be able to visit Poland in the future to learn more about life there.

The photo shows Natalia feeding back to her own club about her visit, only 3 days after she returned home.She talked to them about everything she had seen,showed them all our gifts to her, and baked scones for her club members,courtesy of a baking lesson undertaken with Linda Davis, SI Dewsbury,

Angela Edwards SI Richmond and Dales