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SIGBI News Briefing – 15 March 2019

SIGBI News Briefing
15 March 2019
This Newsletter is for all SIGBI Club Members and is emailed by SIGBI HQ to Club Secretaries on the 1st and 3rd Friday of every month
Crochet Confidence Weekend at No 63
Do you want to build your skill and confidence in crochet work?
Would you like to pick up tips and improve your ability, learning from expert tutors?
All with a chance to meet other crochet enthusiasts in a friendly, supportive weekend!
Interested? The weekend is 21-23 June 2019. For full details read the flyer below:
Crochet Confidence Weekend Flyer

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SIGBI Bournemouth 2019 Conference—Registration is now OPEConference Registration for the Bournemouth 2019 Conference, 24-26 October 2019 is now OPEN.
All the details on how to register and the various methods of payment are on the Conference Website.
This year we are pleased to confirm that delegates can use the online registration form even if they want to pay directly into the SIGBI Trading Bank Account (by BACS).
Do check the conference website for details of all speakers, entertainment and conference programme, which are all now available:
SIGBI HQ Reminders and Deadlines
Please be reminded that the deadline of 31 March 2019 is looming for anyone interested in the following:
Submitting a Resolution to the 2019 General Meeting 25 October 2019—read letter
Applying for a SIGBI Post or SIGBI Trading Ltd Director—see Federation Vacancies letter and complete an application form
Applying for SI President or SI Board Director—see SI President/Board Director’s page for all information
Applying for a Memorial Fund Grant—see Memorial Fund page for information
SIGBI Interactive Development Day 2019
Don’t forget to register for the all-new SIGBI Interactive Development Day 2019, which is being held on Saturday 1 June 2019, 10:00-16:30 at the De Vere East Midlands Conference Centre, Nottingham.Visit the SIGBI Website to find out more and to register:
SIGBI Events Page
SIGBI News Briefing from April 2019

May we remind you that from the 1st mailing in April 2019, the SIGBI News Briefing will be two pages, and will include information on Friendship Links, Membership Matters, SIGBI Retailing and anything else that is for Members only.

 Conference Registration

 Conference Programme

 

 Speaker Biographies

 Entertainers Biographi

 SIGBI News Briefing – 1 March 2019

This Newsletter is for all SIGBI Club Members and is emailed by SIGBI HQ to Club Secretaries on the 1st and 3rd Friday of every month
SIGBI Bournemouth 2019 Conference
A great line up of speakers awaits delegates at the SIGBI Bournemouth 2019 Conference. These include (pictured L-R):
 George Anderson, Athlete and Wellbeing Mentor,
 Baroness Susan Greenfield, scientist, writer, broadcaster
and member of the House of Lords, and
 Penny Mallory, who has lead an amazing life leading her to write “Take Control of your Life”.
Information about the other speakers will be included in the next SIGBI News Briefing. All speakers have been chosen to fit in with President Sue’s theme “Think on it!”.
See the Bournemouth 2019 Conference Website for full biographies:
 Speakers page of the Bournemouth 2019 Conference website
SIGBI HQ Reminders and Deadlines
Please be reminded that the deadline of 31 March 2019 is looming for anyone interested in the following:
 Submitting a Resolution to the 2019 General Meeting 25 October 2019—read letter
 Applying for a SIGBI Post or SIGBI Trading Ltd Director—see Federation Vacancies letter and complete an application form
 Applying for SI President or SI Board Director—see SI President/Board Director’s page for all information
 Applying for a Memorial Fund Grant—see Memorial Fund page for information
SIGBI Interactive Development Day 2019
Don’t forget to register for the all-new SIGBI Interactive Development Day 2019, which is being held on Saturday 1 June 2019, 10:00-16:30 at the De Vere East Midlands Conference Centre, Nottingham.
Visit the SIGBI Website to find out more and to register:
 SIGBI Events Page SIGBI Communication Channels
We are streamlining our channels of communications to our Members from April 2019. There will be four channels of communication, each of which has a different purpose: Soroptimist News, SIGBI News Briefing, SIGBI Website and Social Media. The letter below explains the type of information that will be distributed within each channel:
 Letter to Clubs re Communication Channels from April 2019
SIGBI Day of Action—20 July 2019
Get ready for the SIGBI Day of Action. We are asking Clubs to hold an event on Saturday 20 July 2019 to raise funds for the Meru Women’s Garden Project.
In the past three years, SIGBI Clubs have raised nearly £140,000, and with the end of the Project in sight, this is an opportunity to surpass our £150,000 target, which would be a fantastic achievement.
Thank you to all our Clubs and Members for your support of the Meru Women’s Garden Project.
Conference Registration will open on Friday 15 March 2019
 SIGBI Day of Action 20 July 2019 SI Convention Kuala Lumpur 2019
Have you registered yet for the SI Convention in Kuala Lumpur, 18-21 July 2019? Registration closes 10 July 2019. Don’t miss out on this fantastic experience:
 SI Convention Website
Joint North/South Ireland Conference
You are invited to attend the annual Joint North/South Ireland Conference, Newcastle, Co Down, 10-12 May 2019.
All the details are on the Grants of Friendship and other Invitations page of the SIGBI Website.
Commission on the Status of Women 63 March for Water—new WaterAid compaign
SIGBI News and Events:
 SIGBI President’s Blog
 SIGBI Programme Director’s Blog
 Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month—March 2019
 New Anti-Slavery Commissioner appointed
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