On the 7th August members of the 10 clubs that form Soroptimist International’s London Anglia Region met in person to celebrate the Region’s 50th anniversary and our organisation’s centenary. We were back at our usual home, Newnham College, Cambridge. It was also our AGM and we had some interesting speakers – firstly Professor Joanna Brewis from the Open University presenting the extensive research she has undertaken on the Menopause and its effects in the Workplace. Women of ‘menopausal’ age make up the fastest growing segment of workers in the UK. This was followed by Janet Porter, of our Kings Lynn Club giving an interactive session on Teaching How to Do Things as opposed to Facts.
We had a great celebration. Via the raffle of a golden bottle of gin and numerous other prizes donated by Regional President Mell. the Region raised over £300 for the Diamond Education Grant in memory of previous SIGBI president Johanna Raffan who sadly passed away recently. Hear are some of the photos of the day.