The club held the Annual General Meeting on Thursday 28th April. This was our first face to face AGM for two years.
Marian Sapcote was elected as the club president for the coming year.
Theme for the year ahead
Marian’s theme for the year is education. She challenged all the club members to educate themselves by finding out about a new subject or taking up a new interest or developing an existing interest to a new level. Members will be asked to share their experiences at a club meeting later in the year, We will also be looking for opportunities to promote education especially for women and girls. Chances to inform the wider public about the issues faced by women and girls will also be explored.
We are keen to build on the opportunities that the last two year have brought. A mixture of face to face meetings and zoom meetings will allow members to hear from a variety of speakers during the year. We also hope to connect with our friendship link clubs across the world and hear how they are doing. It is great to be able to meet in person again but we know some people are still a bit wary so hope smaller groups will meet too. Our orchard group and sewing bee are looking forward to getting together again. Our monthly coffee mornings have also restarted.
New Executive Team
A new executive team was welcomed at the meeting and are committed to taking the club forward over the coming year. We have many challenges in the coming year. We will be focusing on recruiting some new members and continuing our programme action work in the local community and further afield. The new team have lots of ideas and look forward to the fun and friendship being a club member brings.
One of the first functions Marian and the team will be hosting is the Charter Lunch on Sunday 15th May. It has not been possible to hold the lunch over the last two years and we are delighted to be able to host the lunch at Forrester Hills Golf Club and look forward to meeting everyone.
Long Service Awards
.At our AGM we were delighted to recognise the service of 17 members. 10 members were presented with their certificates at the meeting and a further 7 had theirs delivered as they were unable to attend on the night. Between them these 17 women have an amazing 553 years of service as Soroptimists. Well done to these remarkable women.
The photo shows 10 members with Past Presidents Sandra and Abby McMurtrie who presented the certificates.