Annual Charter Lunch – September 2019.
By way of a change President Jenny decided to alter the venue for our Charter Lunch taking us and our guests to South Staffordshire Golf Club. The day was very wet but we managed to gather with our friends for a most enjoyable lunch. With members from all clubs in Midland Chase region we celebrated our 75th Charter and we were delighted to welcome Margaret Inett and her daughter Jane from SI Brixham. Margaret before moving south had been a member of Bilston Club for over 50 years. The speaker, Reverend Allen Roberts gave an amusing account 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.