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Region Meeting 19th September

Region Meeting 19th September

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Region AGM & Speaker Meeting President Yvonne welcomed members and the meeting began with a 2 minute silence as a mark of respect to our late Queen Elizabeth 11. President Yvonne outlined the agenda for the day and thanked officers for completing and submitting their Regional Job Descriptions. She also advised that SIGBI is planning to update its Regional Job Descriptions in line with current requirements. Members were advised that the SIGBI Federation Conference will be held in London in October 2023 this being in addition to the Soroptimist International Convention which is being held in Dublin in July 2023 with the theme ‘Challenge the Future’. An update on E Clubs was given by Regional Membership Officer Penny Clarke who advised that a pilot scheme SI Libertas had attracted 18 members and that they were meeting virtually 3 times a month and becoming involved in
E-CLUB PROPOSAL AND INVITE

E-CLUB PROPOSAL AND INVITE

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Region E-Club Do you live in Cheshire, North Wales or the Wirral? Are you interested in joining an International Women’s Organisation that works for the empowerment, education and health of Women and Children throughout the world? We have 14 active clubs in the region please click here for information but also know that attending face to face meetings can be difficult. We are offering the opportunity to join Soroptimist International virtually and at the same time keep in touch with what clubs in the region are doing and to join up occasionally for events. The membership and development regional officers have been working towards developing an E-club for the Region. Soroptimist Federation SIGBI has kindly sent out an e-mail (see below) to past members who have left our clubs in the past 2 years Dear Past Member of SI Cheshire North Wales and Wirral, we

Final Days at the Eisteddfod

Final Days at the Eisteddfod

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Final Report from the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod Written by Chair of LIME Committee Pam Cheesley-Hollinshea Day 3 Saturday    Early start to ensure all is ready for another day of fun and visitors! It was lovely to meet more visiting Soroptimists from other Clubs as well as two daughters of a member of SI Llangollen club which sadly is now closed. We spent an informative  time learning more of that club’s involvement with the Llangollen Eisteddfod from the 1960s onwards. It was due to the commitment and encouragement of those members that we now have the privilege of hosting our hospitality tent where we can share information about the work of Soroptimist international. Watching our choir perform in the Royal Pavilion was a wonderful experience. The auditorium was filled with expectation and exhilaration as each choir arranged themselves ready to sing followed by the loud
DAY 3 at the Eisteddfod

DAY 3 at the Eisteddfod

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Saturday at the Llangollen Eisteddfod Written by Region President Elect Susan Haywood There was an air of excitement and buzz in the Soroptimist International tent when the choir, sponsored by the LIME committee, awaited their results of the competition.  And whilst they waited, the E. Mikeladze Central Music School Choir from Georgia, descended on the tent and devoured the drinks and biscuits we had prepared for them, and chose gifts from a selection of bags, scarves and jewellery, with a great deal of delight. There was an SI Chester presence on Saturday – in the morning Penny Danczac and Debbie Hagan, then in the afternoon Susan Haywood and Wendy Thompson.  Also volunteering in the afternoon was Sandra Evans from Bebington as well as Pam Cheesley-Hollinshead, as the LIME in-charge. At 1.17pm the choir took to the main stage to perform.  Pam went to watch them

A Day at the Eisteddfod

A Day at the Eisteddfod

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A Day at the Soroptimist Tent Written by Janet Murfin On arrival in the morning, the weather was misty and chilly.  Myself (Janet Murfin) and Eirwen Kenrick were the first to arrive and we began to set up (and get the kettle on)!  Reinforcements soon arrived and we were all busy making sure everything was ready for the day. The first day was children`s day and they soon began arriving and were drawn immediately to our activity table. Here they could colour wooden spoons like the Welsh love spoons or colour the paper template love spoons which had the Soroptimist logo on them. This activity was very popular and they took their spoons home to give to their families. The teachers liked this activity as they had a cup of coffee while the children were busy. We had many visitors to the tent for tea, coffee and

Soroptimist at the Eisteddfod – Day Two

Soroptimist at the Eisteddfod – Day Two

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Day Two at the Llangollen Eisteddfod Report of the Day from Jenny Wilson The sun came out and we were very fortunate to meet our sponsored choir ‘The Choir of E.Mikeladze Central Music School’ from Georgia. This delightful group, performed a recital in St. Collen’s Church in the centre of Llangollen. Their perfect singing was complimented by the marvellous acoustics of this beautiful church. We welcomed this modest group of young people, to join us for refreshments in the Soroptimist Tent. With an inspiring philosophy of ‘Singing Makes Perfect’ they went on to give an impromptu performance to the delight of all. We had a good day at the Eisteddfod overall, but not as many visitors as Day One.  We welcomed a group of disabled children who loved colouring their own Welsh love spoons, and over the two days we had at least 200 children
Soroptimists at the Eisteddfod – Day One

Soroptimists at the Eisteddfod – Day One

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Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod Day One - Written by Pam Cheesley-Hollinshead Wow what an energetic start to the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod whose tag line is Wales welcomes the World !! Today was Children’s day when many, many school children are able to take part in various competitions in song and folk dance, or simply enjoy the atmosphere and meet different cultures face to face. (https://www.wcia.org.uk/global-learning/individuals/young-peacemakers-award/ ) Today saw the WCIA  Young Peace Makers Awards – recognising youngsters who have contributed to global citizenship and peace locally or globally. ****** sadly non of us were able to attend this as it was so full on in the Soroptimist tent!! We had many youngsters from Primary to Secondary age visit our tent learning about Welsh love spoons and then putting their own designs on to small spoons to take away ;  browsing through the preloved handbags, scarves,
Fabulous Jubilee River Cruise

Fabulous Jubilee River Cruise

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River Cruise on the Lady Diana Saturday 11th June 2022 2.30 - 5.30 Region members enjoyed a relaxing and fun afternoon cruising up the river Dee on the beautiful "Lady Diana", the largest boat in the fleet, celebrating Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth’s platinum year lazing on a Saturday afternoon in the June sunshine. Please click here to read Region President Elect Susan Haywood's report and super photos of the day
Region Meeting – Climate Change

Region Meeting – Climate Change

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Region Meeting On Saturday 21 May 2022, the Regional Meeting was held at The Imperial Hotel Llandudno. The theme of the meeting was climate change and the first speaker was James Espley, waste manager of Conwy County Borough Council who explained what happens to our recycling. The second speaker was Clare Nasir, a meteorologist at the BBC who has also been a weather presenter on GMTV. She gave an interesting presentation on how climate change is affecting the weather. The ‘BIG’ raffle at our Regional Conference in February raised £2,175 to be donated to 3 Mental Health charities representing our Region of Cheshire, North Wales and Wirral. Cheques for £725 were presented to each chosen charity by Regional President Yvonne Johns and were very well received by representatives of the three charities: Please click here for photos and report of the day written by Esther Roberts, Region

Region Newsletter – Out Now

Region Newsletter – Out Now

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The Region Newsletter Another excellent Region Newsletter  has now been published, this contains super photos and articles from ALL the clubs in the Region You can download now – please click here Region Newsletter June 2022 Thanks to Doreen Jones SI Rhyl our Region Newsletter Editor Region Team Communications