Our Federation, Soroptimist International Great Britain and Ireland (SIGBI for short!) has just confirmed that its Annual Conference 2023 is to be held at Friends House, Euston Road, London NW1 on 3rd and 4th November 2023. This is very close to Euston Station. We’re really looking forward to it as our Federation President is Cathy Cottridge is a member of SI Southend, in our London Anglia Region. More details to follow soon but in the meantime save the date.
Soroptimist International’s Convention will be in Ireland, this time in Dublin, when all 5 of our Federations, (Europe/America/Africa/Asia and SIGBI) get together. Note the dates are: 27th – 29th July 2023 and the theme is ‘Challenge the Future’. Those attending will have ample opportunities to network and engage with their Soroptimist friends old and new.
Last year our Federation’s Annual Conference was once again in person, this time in Belfast at the ICC. The theme was ‘Climate for Change’. The conference was held in the improved and extended ICC, Belfast. This was the first physical face-to-face conference since Bournemouth 2019. Our own Ipswich Club Secretary, Joyce Boorman,was Conference Chair and together with our Federation’s President, Cathy Cottridge, Southend Club and the Conference Committee put together an excellent programme with superb speakers.