Virtual Friendship Day
Soroptimist International Esperance made history by having the annual Soroptimist Friendship Day virtually with the theme of The Roaring 20s. It was a memorable occasion where the clubs were able to showcase their work and their talent. Because it was virtual, it was even possible to have guests from other Caribbean islands. It was good to see one another for the first time in a very long time.
Farewell to Leah
Soroptimist International Federation President’s Visit
Soroptimist International Federation President of Great Britain and Ireland, Sue Williams, visited Soroptimist clubs in Trinidad on her way to the Soroptimist International Caribbean Network Conference in Barbados. On Monday 19th August she was hosted by Soroptimist International Esperance Club to a meet and greet afternoon.
President Sue and her husband Jason were treated to the music of the steel pan, our national instrument, played by Zachery Ali. Both were so impressed by the melodies that President Sue had a mini-lesson and tried her hand at playing a scale, much to the delight of the Club members.
Tea was provided while the club’s 20 videos from their Soroptimist International Esperance YouTube channel showed project activities. There was a lively conversation before the start of formal proceedings which began with the Soroptimist Pledge. This was followed by an informal look at plans for Soroptimist Clubs and a question and answer session.
The evening ended with a delicious dinner and lively conversation. It was certainly a memorable evening with lots of positive energy and fun. The enthusiasm and optimism of President Sue and the S.I. Esperance members was clear.
T.E.A.M. ~ Together Each Achieves More
Soroptimist International Esperance recently held a session entitled T.E.A.M. ~ Together Each Achieves More. This was held at the Esperance Regional Complex and facilitated by Zaida Ventour of ZV Education Services and Solutions. It was a fantastic morning of friendship and fun which encouraged each member to consider the running of the organisation and to formulate best practices. All of the participants would agree that such an event is ideal for any organisation to foster interpersonal relations, and to take the “I” out of “team.”