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78th Regional AGM and Conference June 16th/17th 2018

This is Daphne Dowsing’s second year as Regional President and the Regional AGM, Conference and friendship weekend was again held in Tiverton. Five of us attended the day and David S joined us in the evening. The first part of the morning was the AGM including reports, election and announcement of Regional Officers.

Again there were inspiring and impressive speakers including Vanessa Glover: Ambassador for the RNLI, who told us of her amazing rescue, Ken Atherton: “Has anyone seen my rubber ducky”, Kay Richmond: Chair of Soroptimist International, and Anita Corbin: Author and Photographer First Women 2018, who spoke at the Regional AGM in Bristol some years ago and updated us on her completed book. More information on the talks can be found on the Regional Website.

We took a display of our Programme Action (PA) activities highlighting not only the work for our Club Charity of the Year – Unseen, but also many of our regular ongoing projects.

The Saturday evening ended with a delightful celebration dinner, the Guest Speaker was Soroptimist Caroline Chugg, Chair of Devon County Council who amused us with her experiences. On Sunday there were more activities including a trip to Tiverton Castle and a trip on the Tiverton Horse Drawn Canal Barge. The weekend was very successful and we thank SI Tiverton for making it so enjoyable.

“War-weary” Di relaxes in Tiverton Castle’s Civil War display room.