Club Diary 2018/19
The History of the Bilston Badge
The Bilston Club was formed in 1943 but owing to war restrictions no metal was available to make a badge. Two members gave silver soup ladles and spoons. The badge was created at the Bilston College of Art. The Staffordshire Knot is to unite. Bilston stood by its faith and industry portrayed by a man and woman holding a lamp. Two martlets and swifts complete the design.
Meetings are held on the first Tuesday and the third Thursday in the month. Tuesday meetings at Swanmore Community Centre, Wolverhampton are devoted to Soroptimist business with a strong emphasis on Programme Action. The other meeting is a Dinner meeting with a speaker held at Linden House, Tettenhall Road Wolverhampton, WV6 0DD starting at 7.30pm.
Club Charities 2018/19:
CRY Cardiac Risk in the Young
Green Park School
Women Water & Leadership
SI North Jamaica,
SI Brixham Devon
Soroptimist International Vision, Mission and Goals:
Soroptimist International is a vibrant, dynamic organisation for today’s professional and business women. We are committed to a world where women and girls together achieve their individual and collective potential, realise aspirations and have an equal voice in creating strong and peaceful communities worldwide.
Soroptimists inspire action and create opportunities to transform the lives of women and girls through a global network of members and international partnerships.
Soroptimists will ensure that women and girls:
- Enjoy equity and equality
- Live in safe and healthy environments
- Have access to education
- Have leadership and practical skills
2018 – 2019
President Gill’s theme ‘INVOLVEMENT BRINGS ENJOYMENT AND ACHIEVES’
2018 Dinner Meetings
Thurs 19th April Speaker: Pat Pritz, Child Sexual Exploitation.
Thurs. 17th May Speaker: Angela Butler, CRY, Cardiac Risk in the Young.
Thurs. 21st June Speaker: Trisha Gallardo, Panama.
Thurs.19th July Speaker Karen Perry, Quilts for Dementia Sufferers.
Sun 30th Sept 75th Charter Luncheon Patshull Hotel Golf & Country Club, Pattingham
Thurs 18th Oct Speaker TBA, The work of a Councillor in Bilston
Sat 27th Oct SIGBI Federation Conference Liverpool.
Thurs 15th Nov. Demonstration, Jackie Smith Nova Chocolates.
Thurs 20th Dec Christmas Celebrations Carol singing Compton Hospice Choir.
‘I am looking forward to being Club President in our 75th Charter year and hope all members will share the fun and fellowship in everything we do and try to make a difference to the lives of others less fortunate than ourselves in local, national and international situations and particularly on issues affecting women & children’.
2018 Business Meetings
Tues 3rd April AGM Installation of new
Tues 1st May Business Meeting
Tues 5th June Business Meeting
Tues 3rd July Business Meeting
No meeting in August
Tues 4th Sept Business Meeting
Tues 2nd Oct Business Meeting
Tues. 6th Nov Business Meeting
Tues. 4th Dec Business Meeting