Wycombe Women’s Forum Who are WWF? In July 2009 SI High Wycombe & District Club invited over 30 local women to a Forum to find out what concerned women who live and/or work in High Wycombe relating to women and children to help us develop our strategic focus for 2010 and beyond. What were our concerns? The main concerns of Wycombe Women’s Forum were: · Perceptions of mental illness within society · Care of the elderly and perceptions of age in our society · Perceptions of young people of themselves – lack of self respect and lack of positive role models · Waste in our society What are we doing now? We are dedicating our efforts towards doing one thing well to start with – a project to support young people in High Wycombe – Youth 2020Vision. The aim of Youth 2020Vision is to try
Our 45th Charter lunch was held on the last Sunday in May at the Bedford Arms Hotel, at Chenies. It was a beautiful sunny day and pre lunch drinks served in the garden were enjoyed by about 35 fellow Soroptimists, partners, and friends. After a delicious lunch, a ‘Soroptimister’ proposed the toast of Soroptimist International of Great Britain and Ireland, to which our Regional President, Laura Redhead, replied. Laura also gave us a roundup of recent Soroptimist activities. Our guest speaker, Lady Hatch, then spoke of her life and of the charities with which she had been involved.