Sunday 24th February 2019 – SI President Jen reports – Presidents of SI Cardiff and District & SI Pontypridd combined charity lunch in aid of the Forget me not chorus.
This was a wonderful afternoon celebrating formidable ladies. We were joined by members from lots of other clubs, and we were honoured to have the Regional President Eleanor Parker join us.
A bucks fizz on arrival and then we were entertained by Cardiff and District Rock Choir ; a UK wide community choir which was started by Caroline Redman Lusher in 2005 for those who love to sing but couldn’t read music and had no confidence to audition . Members of this choir also sing as buddies for the Forget me not chorus which was set up by Kate Woolveridge to help those with dementia.
A stunning 3 course lunch was professionally served finishing with coffee and mints and then the piѐce de résistance : “Dames of the Desert” which was an introduction to the Middle East & Victoria’s Women delivered by our very first Linked member Alison Shan Price MBE who lives in Kuwait and who founded the One World Actors Centre. Using hats as props she told us about 4 ladies ; Gertrude Bell CBE , Violet Dickson DBE , Doreen Ingrams and Freya Stark who, between the first and second world wars had amazing lives and made their mark in the Middle East in spite of male domination.
Thanks to all that made the afternoon the success that it was .
Jen SI Cardiff and District President.
To see more photos https://sigbi.org/cardiff-and-district/activities-and-reports-of-activities-events-and-meetings-from-agm-2018/photos-of-annual-lunch/
Wednesday 30th January 2019 – supper and business meeting. After a hot supper and dessert, reports were given, future plans discussed including club succession and a brief outline of the club’s finances. JOMEC – a club project in its planning stage was detailed.
Wednesday 12th December 2018 7pm – Club Christmas Party Holiday Inn Christmas fun and carols. Members from SI Cardiff & District were joined by fellow soroptimists from SI Pontypridd for a relaxing evening with a meal and carols and a quiz
Friday 7th December 2018 – club executive meeting. Minutes circulated to members
Saturday 1st December 2018 – 10am-3pm Regional Meeting Aberavon Beach Hotel. Report circulated to members
28th November 2018 – Annual Light a Candle event 11.30am – 12. 30pm at Llandaff Cathedral . Several members attended this event organised by BAWSO to mark ‘White Ribbon Day’
Wednesday 14th November 7 pm – Club & Supper meeting. After supper, a short business meeting was held – reports given and forthcoming events detailed.
Saturday 10th November – Regional President’s Afternoon tea and Change of Insignia Plas Hyfryd Narbeth. Report given to members at meeting on 14th November.
Friday 2nd November – club executive meeting – minutes circulated to members
Thursday 1st November 10.30am – meeting of finance group. Minutes available on request.
Conference 25th – 27th October SIGBI Conference, Liverpool – Empower Today – Enable Tomorrow. Report given to members at meeting on 14th November.
9th October 2018 – members enjoyed supper, a fascinating talk from Jane Walker MBE, the founder of the Purple Community Fund after which there was a short business meeting which included welcoming Caryl Kelly as a new member. . https://sigbi.org/cardiff-and-district/programme-action-club-activities/programme-action-collectrecycle/purple-community-fund/