19 members enjoyed lunch and a chat to celebrate Club member Margaret Bertorelli’s 50 years as a Soroptimist in Bridgend. Membership Officer Eileen presented Margaret with a long service certificate and congratulated Margaret on her years of service with the Club. President Joyce spoke of how hard Margaret had worked for the Club and how pleased she was to be able to celebrate her achievement. Joyce presented Margaret with a card and a lovely basket of flowers.
Margaret thanked the Club and told us that she hadn’t realised she had been a member for so long. She said that she had a lot of “firsts”. When she joined the Club Margaret was the youngest member, then the first member to have a baby and then the first member to hold the three offices of secretary, treasurer and president. Margaret told us also that she had been chair of the Social committee for about 40 years .