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Conference fun, friends and fascinating!


Six Bridgend Soroptimists and one Soroptimister attended the 84th Federation Conference held in Liverpool Arena and Convention Centre.

The theme of the conference was Empower Today, Enable Tomorrow and it was packed with fantastic content. Keynote speakers included Terry Waite CBE who had us mesmerised with his calm yet powerful address, adventurer Sally Kettle who told us about rowing across the Atlantic with her mother and Sir Ranulph Fiennes OBE, who had us all on the edge of our seats as he regaled us with his incredible lifetime of adventures. Our other speakers, including Emily Rose Yates, Ellie Bird, Dt Ann-Marie Wilson and Professor Helen Pankhurst informed, entertained and engaged us, as did the updates on a wide range of Soroptimist projects.

The General Meeting heralded the business of the Federation and the selection of the new Federation Project was exciting and daunting as members from Bridgend held their breath for the outcome (more about that in a separate post!).

Coffee breaks, lunch breaks and evenings were packed with meeting old friends and making new, chatting and exchanging ideas, eating and having fun! Going to conference is an amazing experience and reminds us all how great it is to be part of this organisation. What an amazing organisation and what amazing women!