Region President Pam’s Report

Region President Pam’s Report February 2019

It was fantastic to see so many of our members at the SIGBI Federation Conference in Liverpool in October, many thanks for your cards and best wishes for the coming y

Thank you for affording me the privilege of being your Regional President this year. I see my role as being an encourager at Club and Region level.

My year got off to a great start with 16 days of activism against gender violence, well done to all Clubs across the Region for all their hard work in promoting this campaign via many different ways.

Our combined Christmas Fair fundraiser for the Royal Cheshire Show followed by lunch and then the Change of Insignia went very well. As always many folk are behind the scenes of these events, so my thanks to all who made both events work so well together.

It was a great privilege to take part in SI Caernarvon’s annual Christmas service of lessons and carols – a very poignant event; the lunch which followed at Portmeirion was superb – wonderful company too. And by the time I had to speak time had flown so it was a very short speech!

A large number of Soroptimists attended Veronica Anderson’s funeral on 20thDecember, in fact the church was packed as folk from many walks of life came to say farewell to her.

Listening to Veronica’s life story reminded me of just how much work all Soroptimists in our Region put in to the many projects and events throughout a year.  You are inspirational ladies. The other facet of Soroptimism is being best of sisters – we work hard to empower, enable and educate those less fortunate than ourselves, but do we forget that we must also do that for each other in our clubs?

The circles of women around us weave invisible nets of love that carry us when we’re weak, and sing with us when we are strong. SARK

We work best as a team, in Club and at Region, teams with visions and plans.

I know that the Region officers have been working together on those visions some of which they will share at the Regional meeting in February at The Imperial Hotel Llandudno. Please plan to be there to be inspired!

Pam Cheesley-Hollinshead

Region President

Cheshire, North Wales and Wirral Region