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All Change and C.L.A.N.G.E.R.S………no not the dropping kind or those whistling on a blue planet far, far away!

Pres Catherine & outgoing Pres Liz


SI Bournemouth members welcomed their new President, Catherine Beal, at the recent Annual General Meeting held at the West Hants Tennis Club.

It was a busy meeting of ‘congratulations’ and ‘thank you’s’ to the many members who work as a team of friends who are like-minded women, have fun and work on projects that help improve the lives of women and girls locally, nationally and internationally.

Pres Catherine thanked outgoing Pres Liz Dominey who had shared the role with Catherine throughout the last year. There was much swapping and presentation of insignia with thanks given to Past Pres, Shirley Thompson, and a welcoming to Pres Elect, Julie Lankshear.

Pres Catherine also had great pleasure in presenting long service awards to Deirdre Castle for 30 years and Hilda Brownlow for 25 years.

In her opening speech as President of SI Bournemouth 2019-20, Catherine invited members to look beyond themselves more than usual and to change perspective slightly by committing to C.L.A.N.G.E.R.S…………………..

C – make CONNECTIONS with people in the street e.g. smiling

L LEARN something everyday

A – be ACTIVE by enjoying five portions of fun everyday

N – take NOTICE of our environment, the birds, sky etc

G GIVE back to our communities on a regular basis

EEAT well otherwise you will feel grumpy!

RRELAX and take time out for yourself

SSLEEP well as it is essential to be in good form.



Pres Catherine & Past Pres Shirley


Pres Catherine & Pres Elect Julie


Pres Catherine & Deirdre


Pres Catherine & Hilda