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President’s message


It is with great pleasure and some trepidation that I take on the role of President for 2019 – 2020. I’m following in the footsteps of some very inspirational women.

I became a Soroptimist 4 years ago and truly feel that this was one of the best things I ever did. Soroptimists work for the best for Women and Girls through Education, Empowering and Enabling.

My theme this year is “Journeys and our impact along the way”. I am thinking about how we journey through life gaining experience as we go whilst impacting on the environment, and our friends, relatives, colleagues and even strangers. My speakers at our supper meetings have all made their journeys in their own way and I hope we will learn from them.

As well as our supper meeting speakers, we have a full programme of action planned for the year including our conference in June – Female Genital Mutilation: We need to talk about FGM.

Looking forward to the future generation, we are developing a partnership with Baxter College which started 3 years ago with children from Baxter College taking part in the Regional Public Speaking competition.

We also look forward to fun and fellowship along the way with fundraising activities for our supported charities and visits to places of interest.

We are always happy to welcome new members so if this sounds appealing to you, do get in touch and come to see us. Non-members are always welcome to our business and supper meetings.

In friendship,


President – 2019-2020