The weekend of 7-9 September saw over 80 Soroptimists from around the South West and Channel Islands Region descend on Cirencester for the Regional Conferences & AGM. The weekend
was hosted Regional President Shirley Alexander and her fellow members of Soroptimist International of Cirencester & District. The weekend included a reception on Friday evening at the Bingham Gallery.
The Region Annual General Meeting on Saturday was followed by a Conference.
The Speaker for the day was Professor Chris Gaskell, the Principal of the Royal Agricultural College here in Cirencester. Professor Gaskell’s subject was The challenge of sustainability food supply and the role of women. The meetings were held in the wonderfully historic surroundings
of the College.
On Saturday evening there was a conference dinner and Federation President Maureen Maguire paid a flying visit, courtesy of a fast car, taking the evening off from a Federation Management Board meeting in London to join us. On Sunday morning there was an organised walk around around Cirencester, courtesy of the Civic Society.