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Christine Easter

Christine Easter

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Christine Marie Easter (22.11.1944 – 29.12.2020) The sudden death in hospital after a short illness of such a valued member has come as a real shock to SI Bromley. Chris had a very high-powered job as secretary to 6 different British Ambassadors around the globe. Once her overseas travel ceased she took various roles at the Foreign Office, the last being Executive Secretary to the Diplomatic Services Families’ Association. When once again London based, Chris was introduced to Soroptimism which added a whole new dimension to her life.  “She loved the Soroptimists and all that went with them”. Chris was heavily involved in all Club activities, but especially keen on the social and fundraising side.  She was President twice, solely in 2006 and then jointly two years later. She was an excellent Club Secretary and Membership Officer. Also a regular attendee at Regional Meetings and

Barbara Shand

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Barbara Shand who died on 12th June 2020 joined SI Beckenham (now SI Bromley) in 1988. She had combined the career of teaching children with special needs, an active family life and a concern for disadvantaged people. Her amused, slightly self-deprecating manner when raising issues at club meetings concealed considerable thought and analysis. More recently she ‘specialised’ in the activities, or lack of them, of the local NHS. Her home was full of books and it was due to her that we have a Book group currently reading its 127th book. She will be remembered as a loyal, warm, kind friend who cared.