Programme Action & Club News
2017/18 Has been a difficult year for the Club as we have had more than our fair share of illness and loss amongst our members. However despite it all, the core membership of the Club has continued to work for the advancement of women and girls and to support each other during times of trial (and have some fun times too) . Amongst our fund raising activities we have held a garage sale at Anna Maria’s home and a successful coffee morning in Llangollen. several of our members are excellent sales women (the words “snow” and “eskimos” spring to mind here)
In July we staffed a tent providing information about Soroptimism at the Llangollen Eisteddfod, where our Past President Shiela met some very interesting people.
Our summer outing was rather different, we had lunch an a narrow boat on the Llangollen canal
The funds we have raised this year will be distributed at the end of our Soroptimist year. We are already supporting the Meru Garden Project and Spreading Health, a charity which supports the training of nurses in less developed countries and ensures that they work in country for a specified period, rather than emigrating to Europe or America.
Our community service has included visiting care homes and running bingo sessions for the residents. and providing rucksacks for Mary’s Meals, a charity which aims to ensure that under-privileged children are properly fed and equipped for school. We spent a happy evening packing the rucksacks with the equipment we had collected
Sadly, two of our planned major events fell victim to the weather in November and December, the Christmas Fayre and the evening with Miss Christine Evans which was to mark Human Rights Day. These are currently being rescheduled .
We send New Year greetings to all our Soroptimist and other friends.