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Have fun with Bilston Soroptimists

During Lockdown members have been able to greet each other only through What’s App and Zoom meetings but we have missed seeing each other face to face.  It was decided to arrange for an Afternoon Tea at Bantock Park for those members who were able to attend.  The report back was that it was ‘a lovely meet up’ and ‘super food’


These photos were taken in 2011 but look at the change in dress for 2012.

Barbara was the only adult member who was able to ‘run’ the course all the others walked sedately.  She’s been training on a daily basis- well done Barbara!

For the 8th year members, President Elaine and friends Raced for Life in support of Cancer Research.  Six intrepid walkers donned their gear in reasonable weather this year and walked with well over 2000 other women around West Park in Wolverhampton, whilst June’s grandaughters joined Barbara and the ‘runners’.  The photos show that whilst raising money for a good cause it is still possible to have fun!  The blue tee shirts in previous years said Bilston Soroptimist do it…and on the back …in the park  but this year Bilston Soroptimists had gone pink and sparkly.

Unfortunately due to holidays and ill health a fewer number of members took part in the 2013 Race for Life in Wolverhampton.  However as the photo shows the numbers were incresed by members grandchildren & friends.  Please note the new T shirts- always promoting Bilston Club. Well done girls!

2014 Race for Life :  These years do go by very quickly! Do we look any older?

Congratulations to Elaine who despite her health problems managed to walk the distance with the other members of Bilston club.

Craft Evening.

For the third year running member Jan  organised a craft session for members to extend their craft skills by making ‘safety pin’ bracelets and ‘crinkled’ scarves.  It was a most enjoyable if not taxing evening for those of us with fine motor impairment!  However the Pimms helped and the results were very good.

‘Craft Teacher’ 3rd from left with some of her pupils.[/vc_column_text]

Another craft session for those members and friends who wanted to learn how to make a natural wreath for the front door-or wherever -depending on the outcome!  Jan’s  husband Geoff had collected willow and members all took their own extras to complete the task.  The evening was great fun albeit a little messy and some of the wreaths looked really good.

Garden Party

For many years Past President Nerys and her husband Allan have opened their garden during the summer to enable members and friends to socialise but also raise money for the President’s charities.  This year was no exception and even the weather allowed us to enjoy ourselves.

Enjoying an evening of entertainment by Sandy Toksvig.

At the Brighton Federation Conference members had had the pleasure of listening to Sandy as a key note speaker so when Sandy was appearing at the Severn Theatre in Shrewsbury two of our members took another opportunity to enjoy her wit and knowledge.