Club news 2009-2010

Heronston Hall evening.

President Joyce presented Joanne Williams from RNIB Cymru with a cheque for £1000 for the ‘Talking Books’ project. The money had been raised during Joyce’s year through a variety of fund raising events.  Our hostess for the evening, club member … Continued

Christmas tree festival.

Bethan, Christine and Eileen with the finished tree. ” Members of SI Bridgend once again decorated a tree for Nolton Church Christmas Tree Festival which starts on 8th December and ends on Saturday 12th December with a gala concert by … Continued


What a great time we had at this year’s Federation Conference in Cardiff! Excellent speakers, truly Welsh entertainment, good company and lots of friendship and fun. Congratulations to club member Helen, as Conference Chairman, for such a successful Conference after … Continued

First Autumn meeting

At our first Autumn meeting in our new meeting place, the Heronston Hotel, Barbara Miles thanked Ruth Marks, Commissioner for Older People in Wales (the first anywhere in Britain) who had come to talk to us about her post and … Continued

Margaret’s 50 years

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 … Continued

Visitors from SI Deniliquin(NSW)

2 great cricket fans from SI Deniliquin came to stay with Carys for one night on their ‘Ashes’ tour and a 3day tour of Stratford, Bridgend, Bristol, Bath and points east via Stonehenge to Heathrow! Glenda (with Jean) and Fay … Continued

Summer Stroll and Supper

Our last meeting before the summer break was spent at Kenfig Dunes. Our President took us on a gentle stroll through part of the Nature Reserve and used the warden’s notes to guide us in his absence! –  Thoroughly enjoyed … Continued

Summer Supper evening

A lovely supper evening was held at Beryl Ladbrook’s home where her daughter, Soroptimist Felicity, gave us an illustrated talk about Guiding today in Central Glamorgan and the refurbishment of Gorwelion Guide Centre, Wigfach, Porthcawl. Felicity is at present County Commissioner … Continued

Women in Wales event.

On June 27th’09, President Joyce, President Elect Joy and Carys represented Bridgend at the Women in Wales event at the National Botanic gardens in Carmarthenshire. Several other members of our club prepared the display before the event depicting the links … Continued