Region President Pam’s Report

Region President Pam’s Report to June Meeting 2019

The past three months have been both enjoyable and challenging.

I have enjoyed visiting Clubs supporting them in their celebrations;

Chester Quiz night was decidedly challenging!  SI Llandudno along with SI Runcorn Frodsham and District’s Lunches allowed me to meet more members and their guests in convivial surroundings; as did SI Rhyl’s Dydd Gŵyl Dewi and SI Birkenhead cheque presentation evenings. Each event re~enforces my belief that every member of this Region is committed to changing the lives of women and girls in whatever way they can, large or small.

Sadly though we have seen the closure of SI Hoylake and West Kirby after 72 years of service locally and globally. It is always sad that a Club ceases to be able to function, I would like to thank all the members of SI Hoylake and West Kirby for their friendship over the years.

There are continuing challenges with the Region’s bank account, not of anyones’ making, simply red tape. I apologise for all who are affected by this and thank them for their patience. Diane Bennett will be accepting cheques for membership at the end of this month.

We have not received any applications by the due date for the post of Regional President Elect, in which event Louise Parry and I will cover the year between us. More specific details will be made public shortly.

It is only 6 months until those who have served their term on Regional Executive will be retiring and as yet no one has applied for any of the vacancies. As an Executive we feel very strongly that job sharing is the way forward. Please seriously consider whether you can take on a responsibility at Regional level. Each of those retiring is very happy for a new person to shadow them.

Vacant posts are:

Regional Secretary

Membership Officer

Member of Communications team

Database manager

Benevolent Fund Officer

I look forward to seeing you all at the next Regional meeting on 8thJune at Cheshire View; it will be a fun day entitled ‘Come fly with me’ , We will be joined by Claire Hatton from The British Women Pilots’ Association along with  Tamara Leitan from The Aviatrix Project who will give us an insight into women in aviation in a fun and challenging way.

Our business meeting will take place after lunch.

Details and booking forms will be going out this weekend.

Pam Cheesley-Hollinshead

Region President

Cheshire, North Wales and Wirral Region