We are pleased to announce that our member, June Money, has now had her story published on YouTube, it is read by Joan Collins’ daughter Tara Arkle A quote from June “Remembering my childhood during the Occupation years was almost like living it again. The memories flooded back.‘ Never think you can’t write – you can. If you can speak, you can write. If you can understand this, you are fully qualified to tell a story of your own. It will belong to you; you can select and create and mix up and omit anything you want. Just start at once, on any old paper or screen or tablet. To listen please click on the following link
On Friday 9 October, The Ladies’ College celebrated 100 years of women in Guernsey having the right to vote. Members of Soroptimist International of Guernsey, wearing costume associated with the women’s suffrage movement, visited the College and spoke with Year 6 (Form III) and Year 7 (Remove) pupils about the history of female representation in the Island. The States’ reforms extending the franchise to Guernsey women over thirty were sanctioned by the Privy Council in October 1920, a century ago this month. It was to take until the December 1945 election, however, before the age of enfranchisement was equalised for men and women. The students explored the reasons for changes locally, and were interested to see that the militant campaign of the Suffragettes in the UK was not mirrored locally. Women’s representation in public life is also being explored by a number of Sixth Form students
On the 11th October SI Guernsey and friends completed the swimarathon, they swam 100 lengths and raised over £350 for the Guernsey Alzheimer’s Association. .
President Delia Anderson-Brown report 2019/2020 Who would ever have thought a year ago that we would be holding our AGM like this? I applaud all of you who have got to grips with new technology in order to hold this meeting. I would much rather have been in the Rocquettes Hotel and seen you all in person, perhaps with a glass of wine in my hand! In most of our lifetimes, we have never seen a year like this and I think there are going to be some difficult times ahead in our community. I know in our capacity as Soroptimists we will be able to put our skills to the fore and help where we are needed. My year of office started in April 2019 and I had great fun in organising my friendship weekend. I know that we all enjoyed
Guernsey Soroptimists celebrated their 40th Anniversary this year. Lady Corder, our Patron, joined members of Soroptimist International on Saturday 20th June, where she planted a tree in Cambridge Park to mark the occasion of the 40th Anniversary of Soroptimists in Guernsey. Followed a wonderful celebratory Afternoon Tea at Les Cotils During the afternoon Lady Corder and President Sally Evans addressed the group, and members shared their favourite moments as Soroptimists from the past 40 years. The event culminated in the cutting of a specially designed cake. Along with toasts to past members, absent friends, friendship links and fellow Soroptimist’s around the world. Soroptimist International remit is to Empower, Education and Enable women and girls worldwide. This is particularly pertinent this year as it is 100 years since women in Guernsey got the vote. We were going to have a parade through town to mark