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.