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Federation Conference – Bournemouth- October 2019

Eight Bilston members attended the SIGBI Liverpool Conference and 6 other members attended on a daily basis. It was a great conference with excellent speakers giving members the opportunity to meet old friends and make new ones. We were delighted to meet with Friendship Links of SI Brixham and North Jamaica.

Club members were thrilled to receive the Best Practice Award for Food Security and Healthcare for our cardiac screening project.
Congratulations to our daughter club Cannock for their Best Practice Award in the category of Education.

President Gill & PA officer Joan receiving award
Waiting for the lecture to start

Federation Conference -Cardiff 2017

Eleven members travelled to Cardiff for the week-end of the Federation Conference and were joined by four other members including President Ann James for the Friday. It was a very inspiring Conference enjoyed by us all. Mandy Hickson, the second female Fast Jet Tornado Pilot and Dame Katherine Grainger, GB’s most decorated female Olympian, gave most inspirational presentations sharing passion & humour. Both speakers have excelled in their chosen careers and are excellent role models. Michael Kaufman, co founder of the White Ribbon Campaign, (gender equality) opened the conference and laid an excellent foundation for the rest of the conference.

‘Team Bilston’, in usual fashion, enjoyed fun, friendship and camaraderie. We met up with old friends and made new contacts. It was an absolute delight to meet up with past member Margaret Inett, now a member of SI Brixham, Devon who was accompanied by her two Soroptimist daughters, Jane and Sue.

It was a most thought provoking week-end with a celebration of Soroptimism at it’s best and the wonderful work undertaken by members from all over the Federation.

Team Bilston enjoying a well earned break.
Past member Margaret Inett & daughters Jane & Sue
Eating again! Elaine, Joan & Sue at lunch time.

Federation Conference 2019 -Bournemouth

As usual a group of Bilston members (9) attended the Federation Conference in Bournemouth.  Our chosen hotel was some distance from the Conference centre and therefore we didn’t see much of Bournemouth, particularly as the weather was somewhat unkind to us.  However, the speakers were excellent  including Katie a 15 year old girl who had suffered mental health issues until she travelled to Zambia with Charity Toilet Twinning and met a young girl whose life was so basic. We enjoyed meeting new friends and sharing much fun & laughter. Photo shows Bilston members ready for action in the conference hall.