A beautiful sunlit evening provided the perfect setting for the Annual General Meeting and Change of Office. Outgoing President Sue Williams conducted the AGM before passing the Chain of Office to Pat Shore. President Pat thanked Sue for all her hard work over the last year and then presented Nicola Harding with the President Elect Badge of Office and Ellie Foster with the Vice President Elect Badge. Pat and Sue jointly presented the Long Service Awards to Janet Haywood and Dorothy Taylor. Pat’s address to the Club outlined that we will concentrate on raising funds for the local Women’s Refuge and also for the Meru Garden Project – Soroptimist International of Great Britain and Ireland’s main project. Pat will launch the Young Women in the Community Award this year and also is keen that the Club continues to raise awareness through lobbying and action with
Club members Janet Haywood and Dorothy Taylor received their long service certificates from President Pat Shore and Immediate Past President Sue Williams. Janet joined Soroptimist International 45 years ago, She has remained a committed member throughout those years. Janet is a former Club President as well as taking on the mantle of Yorkshire Regional President and writing the History of Soroptimist International . Dorothy joined the Club 35 years ago. Like Janet she is a committed member, a former President and active in every sphere of the Club. We are very privileged to have two such wonderful members. Their wit and wisdom is one of the main stays of the Club.