CHARTER DINNER 2017,2018,2019
Annual Lunch -September 2019
On September 29th Bilston members and friends, joined by Soroptimists from each club in Midland Chase Region celebrated the 76th Charter of our club. We were delighted to welcome Margaret & Jane Inett two members from SI Brixham club. Before moving south Margaret had been a member of Bilston Club for over 50 years. Despite awful weather the occasion was most enjoyable, held for the first time at South Staffs Golf Club. The speaker, the Reverend Allen Roberts, welcomed by President Jenny, gave an amusing account of the demands of his ‘job’.
Annual Charter Lunch -September 2018
On Sunday 30th September over 100 Bilston members, Soroptimists from other clubs, Rotarians, guests, family and friends celebrated the 75th anniversary of the club Charter at Patshull Hotel. We were delighted to have Federation President Sue and husband David with us. Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Switzerland and Lichtenstein, Her Excellency Jane Owen, honoured us by kindly accepting President Gill’s invitation to be the after lunch speaker. After we had enjoyed a very pleasant luncheon Her Excellency Jane, who was born in Bilston, gave us an interesting insight into the role of an Ambassador. Jane’s mother was a previous member of Bilston Soroptimists. Ambassadorial responsibilities are numerous and include trade, safety of UK citizens,cyber safety to name but a few. Jane had previously served in London, Norway and Japan in the Diplomatic Service and is one of a small number of women to hold the role of Ambassador. Regional President Jan expressed our heartfelt thanks. The birthday cake was created and made by our newest member Denise.
ANNUAL CHARTER DINNER – SEPTEMBER 2017
The Annual Charter Celebration this year was a cocktail party followed by a buffet. Excellent entertainment was provided by K-Lo a versatile personality vocalist who really created a party mood and encouraged lots of people to get up and dance. Towards the end of the evening Regional Presidents Pat & Cherril inducted our new president Ann who takes over from Jan to complete the year.
Ann James takes over as President.