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Activities and reports of activities, events and meetings from AGM 2018 to AGM 2019

Wednesday 27th March 2019 – supper and club meeting.  After supper, Julia Atwell led a brainstorm discussion where members discussed the successes and way forward for the club.  In March, various cheques are presented as the accounting year comes to an end.  See Barnardos –

Wednesday 13th March 2019 – club meeting led by the Finance group. Next year’s budget discussed and next year’s fees fixed at £102 pa

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.
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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. .

4th October 2018 – club executive meeting; minutes available to members

SI Malta’s 25th Anniversary Celebration – Friendship in Diversity – 26th – 28th September 2018 – a few members from SI Cardiff & District joined the celebrations in Malta

Friday 27th September –morning– Meeting at the San Anton Palace and Gardens with presentations by three speakers on Friendship and Diversity followed by a workshop. Evening– Peace Celebration with President Jen and Paula taking part along with other visiting SI clubs. President Jen gave a presentation around Peace and Paula lit a candle.

Saturday 28th September –morning – Tree Planting at the Women’s refuge Dar Merhba Bik to form an Olive grove – opened by the President of the island of Malta – Marie Louise Coleiro Preca see above photo  Evening – Dinner Dance at the Corinthia Palace Hotel see photo above

Wednesday12th September 2018 –  Almost a full house at this evening’s supper and club meeting following the summer break.  Following a tasty supper, business was conducted with much discussion of the various issues.  Minutes available to members.

Wednesday 1st August 2018 – a group of 22 – members and fellow soroptimists from neighbouring clubs enjoyed a visit to Nantgarw pottery including coffee and delicious scones.

Wednesday 11th July 2018 – after a short business meeting, members enjoyed a fun quiz to round off the meetings until the autumn

June 2018 – President Jen presents a cheque for £283 to the director of Pedal Power Sian Donovan.

Wednesday 27th June 2018 – a busy evening starting at 7pm at the Holiday Inn.  Members enjoyed a tasty meal followed by an full and informative talk by Kim Ann Williamson MBE on Anti-Slavery making the point amongst many others that Wales leads the way and the work and help by soroptimists are of great value. Two new members were inducted – Fiona Gardner a PA at Linc Cymru and a linked member based in Kuwait, Alison Shan Price MBE founder of a multicultural actors centre & youth theatre.  Reports followed from officers and an update on some of the club’s future plans.

Saturday 2nd June 2018 – On a beautiful sunny afternoon members and guests including 7 fellow soroptimists from SI Barry & District enjoyed afternoon tea and fun quiz at the Tanglewood café  run by Pedal Power.  The Director of Pedal Power Sian Donovan gave an interesting and enlightening talk of the aims and work of Pedal Power and said how grateful they are for the financial support given to them by the club. 

Friday 4th May 2018 – executive meeting.  Minutes available to members

9th April 2018 – Club and supper meeting.  Following supper, a short business meeting was held after which Programme Action Officer Jeni Gower-Jones outlined our new project JOMEC

April 2018 – President Jen presented Pat Kernick with a long service certificate for 60 years.  Pat, an honorary club member, is a past club and regional president but at present is unable to attend meetings due to ill health.

Wednesday 18th April 2018 – club AGM held at a member’s  home .  President Sandra opened the meeting thanking our host for her hospitality.  Reports were given including the  treasurer Kathryn Rhodes, secretary Jen Hancock and President Sandra’s report.  A long service certificate for 45 years loyal service was presented to Anthea Thomas.  The president handed over the chain of office to incoming president Jen Hancock and, in the absence of the past president Ann Thomas, her predecessor Jane Percy presented Sandra with her past president’s chain and badge.  After President Jen outlined and distributed her programme for the year, members enjoyed a cuppa and a chat.