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A Double Welcome

At a recent meeting Crosby Soroptimists welcomed a young speaker and a new member.
Lele with President Jill

Firstly, Lele Seasman gave a lively account of her recent trip to Canada. A local Guide, Lele went through a long selection process. Finally she received the news that she had been chosen to join the UK group for this once-in-a-lifetime experience. Lele then spent many months fundraising – which is when SI Crosby members decided to offer some financial support.

This summer the British Guides stayed at a lakeside Girl Scout camp in Quebec province. In the action-packed week, daily challenges tested the girls’ stamina, teamwork and sense of adventure. From swimming in the lake to ziplining, Lele tackled everything, acquiring new skills along the way.

Following hectic camp life the Guides took in the sights of Toronto and Niagara Falls. Plus, they all enjoyed the novelty of shopping in a new country. All-in-all, the trip made lasting memories.

Julie flanked by President Jill and Pam

Lele’s enthusiasm for everything she encountered was obvious. The Crosby Soroptimists were therefore delighted to have played a part in enabling her to make the most of this amazing opportunity.

The evening’s second welcome was to new member Julie Shields, enrolled by President Jill.

As a former director of HR, Julie is hoping to put her years of experience to good use both with SI Crosby’s practical projects and in the local community. Julie’s mentor, Pam McKee, is on hand as she settles in.