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ARCHIVE 2010-2011 – 75th Anniversary Year

2010 Our 75th Anniversary Year

75th Anniversary Celebration Dinner  Friday 4th June

Approximately 90 Soroptimist members and guests gathered at the Old Golf House Hotel to celebrate our 75th anniversary with an excellent dinner. A photographic power point display  of members and events  sampling virtually the entire time span was a source of much interest and discussion, while a specially designed celebration cake was much admired.

Our guests included the Mayor of Kirklees, Councillor Andrew Palfreeman who proposed a toast to Soroptimist International. Federation President, Jackie Mosedale responded and then made a number of Long Service Awards. A toast to Soroptimist International of Huddersfield was made by Andrew Schofield, a member of Freemasonry, and a response was made by Anna Giraud. Anne Cryer, JP, who is a past Member of Parliament and a member of SI Keighley, gave a moving speech covering her former work as an MP, and in particular, her role in achieving legislation against forced marriage. A toast to Our Guests was proposed by Anne Chadwick and the response was made by Yorkshire Regional President, Judith Alce.

Our “Top Table” members and guests

Service awards for:

Anna Giraud                    Agnes Rearden          Narah Dickinson

Anniversary Narrow Boat Trip   Saturday 5th June

Our Anniversay weekend continued with a fun narrow boat trip from Mirfield Marina along the canal. Members and guests were able to relax, enjoy the scenery, share a buffet lunch, try their hand at working the locks and even get a taste of steering the boat!