LIME Annual Report to AGM September 2022
As a committee we said Diolch yn fawr a hwyl to Susan Jones and Denny Owen for their tenure of the committee. Pat Ashcroft from SI Heswall and Pam Cheesley Hollinshead from SI Bebington were the new girls being voted by the committee to be secretary and Chairman respectively.
The remainder of the team were willing and able to guide and support the ‘newbies’ through their first 12 months.
It wasn’t until the beginning of May 2022 that we were given the good news that the Eisteddfod was indeed going ahead this year. Thankfully due to two years of Covid there were still ample funds in the bank for us to sponsor a choir along with fulfilling all the other financial requirements.
Various meetings via Zoom and face to face ensured we had a plan – 6th July saw members of the committee plus Soroptimisters and others setting up the tent
Four glorious days followed when we met visiting Soroptimists from across the country, family members of the original SI Llangollen, many many school children plus local people and holiday makers. Many cups of tea were shared along with leaflets and spoken information on just what Soroptimist International is and what we do! We are now contacting those who expressed an interest to know more.
Our sponsored choir was The Choir of E. Mikeladze Central Music School of Georgia – a lovely group of youngsters ranging in age 10 – 27, led by their enthusiastic Director Padri. We were delighted that they were awarded third prize in the Open choir section on Saturday 9th July.
We would like to thank everyone who so generously donated pre-loved handbags, scarves and jewellery all of which made a colourful show, a great amount was bought by youngsters and some very kind ladies!!
The message of Peace which is not only pivotal to the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod but also to much that we do within Soroptimism in our project work on the Sustainable Development Goals was certainly shared on the 4 days of the Eisteddfod. New friendships were made, new clothes were bought, fun was had most of the time.
If you would like to become part of the LIME team please contact Pam Cheesley Hollinshead or Pat Ashcroft via our Region Secretary.
There is a great blog on our website Please click here for more information do take time to read it!
Pam Cheesley Hollinshead
Chair of LIME Committee.