Members organised a Burns Night on Zoom inviting Soroptimists from NW Region and beyond including 2 members of SI Braunschweig in Germany, including their President Brigitte. Ewen Cameron piped in the haggis and then recited the Address to the Haggis from memory , which was most impressive. Rebecca Bilkau educated and entertained us with the Immortal Memory, rounding off with husband Michael singing A Man’s a Man for a’ that in German!
Richard Grout proposed the Toast to the Lassies and Gill Bitcon Replied on behalf of the lassies, both poking gentle fun at the opposite sex.
The evening rounded off with a quiz and some singing ably led by Janice including Auld Lang Syne. A good time was had by all, with help from a wee dram.
The vote of thanks was by Regional President Val Thomas who thanked everyone for their contribution to the evening including our Zoom host Janice.
Donations will go to Springfield Women’s Refuge in Kendal and the grand total is currently over £700 with at least another £100 in Gift Aid – a brilliant result