Regional President Rayner of Bridgend Club was delighted to welcome Talat Pasha of SI Karachi to be the keynote speaker at this year’s AGM. SI Bridgend is a Friendship Link club of Karachi and has supported projects in Pakistan over the last few years. Talat also presented Programme Action Awards to Clubs and Bridgend took 3rd place with the Coastal Walk organised by President Cathie.
Club members at Bridgend and Soroptimists across South Wales at the Regional AGM link arms to “Make a Stand” to show a united front to bring attention to domestic abuse and violence against women.
On a sunny Friday SI Bridgend’s Contact the Elderly group climbed aboard a mini bus and headed off for a visit to Mumbles Pier. The weather was glorious, the views lovely and some of us managed a paddle in the sea. The day was rounded off by a lovely afternoon tea provided at the National Trust site at Aberdulais Falls. Club member Bethan, a volunteer at Aberdulais, arranged the tea.
SI Bridgend’s Contact the Elderly Group had a lovely time celebrating Joan’s 90th Birthday.
Lily, Anne and Joy enjoying the day “manning” the Tombola stall at the English speaking Union Garden Party at Fonmon Castle. President Cathie, Anne, Eileen and Christine with the Tombola at Llantwit Major Fayre.
President Cathie was pleased to install Sue as a new member of the Club.
The sun shone for members of the Club to enjoy a trip on the Brecon Railway.
Outgoing President Barbara presented incoming President Cathie with the Chain of Office and President Cathie presented President Elect Bethan with her badge of office.