Kenilworth Soroptimists were recently involved in the Midland Arden Region’s annual Public Speaking Competition. 13 competitors from non-fee paying schools in the region took part. The winner came from Kenilworth School with her topic “How High can a Girl Fly”. The speeches can be seen on YouTube: Public Speaking Competition 2014
The Friendship weekend presided over by President Georgie was a huge success with visitors from France, Germany, Netherlands and our sister clubs in the UK. On Friday morning our French friends had a splendid brunch – a ‘full English’ with blueberry muffins and maple syrup – followed by a trip to Compton Verney to see the permanent Art Exhibition and have a guided tour of the sculptures of Rodin and Moore. On Saturday morning we took our visitors to Stoneleigh Abbey where we were joined by our Dutch members. Following coffee, we embarked on the ‘Jane Austin’ tour and given insights into the little known world of Jane Austin and her ties to Stoneleigh. This was followed by our 45th Charter Lunch at the Warwickshire Golf Club. The tables were beautifully decked out with flowers arranged in the soroptimist colours. A traditional meal of
This photo was taken at S.I. Leamington’s dinner. President Georgie , Andrea and NSPCC local committee Ann, Linda and Christina are pictured with Barbara Elsey from the NSPCC. Andrea and Linda worked hard to help S.I Leamington and Warwick organise the Swimathon at Warwick School Pool with all money raised going to the NSPCC. The final total is likely to be over £5,198.00. Well done to everyone who took part.
On November 10th Georgie and several members of the club attended the Remembrance Day Service at the War Memorial in Abbey Fields. Georgie laid a wreath on behalf of SI Kenilworth and District. The weather was kind to us, it was a sunny but cold day. Georgie said “It was a real privilege to represent the club at the Remembrance Day Service.”
Sunday 20th October was a very busy day for Kenilworth and Leamington and Warwick members. The Swimathon went off to a flying start at 11.00am. There was great excitement in the swimming pool and with lots of cheering and applause. Our Team certainly did us proud completing 45 laps of a 25 meter pool, well done all of you. It was fantastic that Sandra joined the team from SI Cardiff and was supported by Ann.
We were delighted to be joined by the Mayor of Kenilworth Felicity Bunker at our dinner meeting of 27th June. Mrs Bunker has been Town Mayor since May and has been a member of Kenilworth Town Council since 1991 becoming a WDC councillor in 2003. Felicity is also a Warwick university graduate and former teacher serving on various committees. A lovely evening was enjoyed by all and subsequently the Mayor was invited to become an honorary member of SI Kenilworth and District. Please see below link to the Mayors website in which the evening is featured. http://www.kenilworthtowncouncil.co.uk/#/the-mayor/4559465030
A posse of Soroptimists arrived at Joan’s garden on Wednesday 12th June 2013 to generally tidy it up and plant a new flower bed. Luckily enough the rain managed to hold off while the work was being carried out and Joan was delighted with the result. Before work started Finished result!
The winning team – The Saucy Sisters and a Mister Quiz teams battled on Monday 10th June 2013 at the Virgins and Castle pub. Victorious teams of Soroptimists (and partners!) won various prizes and a raffle was also held with proceeds going to the NSPCC. In all we raised £310! Many thanks to Sue and Ann for organising such a memorable evening.