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Lancaster SI Goes Orange

Lancaster SI Goes Orange

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UN launched a campaign to End Violence against Women. The campaign designates 25th day of each month as Orange Day. As 25th June is a meeting date for Lancaster Soroptimists – UK, their current President, Hilary, suggested that they would use the opportunity to highlight that violence against women and girls is still a very relevant issue.  

Lancaster Welcomes Garstang members cyclists
Supporting Garstand Cyclists

Supporting Garstand Cyclists

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Two members of the Garstang Soroptimist club, who were undertaking a long distance bike ride for charity, were met by supporters from their sister club in Lancaster. Kate and her friend are both enthusiastic cyclists. They were riding from Grange to Garstang along the popular Morecambe Bay cycle route. Stopping in both Morecambe and Lancaster to revived with light refreshments.

That End of Term Feeling

That End of Term Feeling

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Last Meeting before the Summer Break The last meeting before the summer break was made special by the music and singing provided by the U3A Ukulele band. With cakes and coffee to follow it was the perfect end to this round of meetings. Many Thanks to Katherine and Janie and of course to the U3A Ukulele Band. http  s://u3asites.org.uk/lancaster-morecambe/welcome   [new_royalslider id=”7″]

Awards and Presentations

Awards and Presentations

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A Special Guest Members were delighted to welcome the Regional President, Alison to the last business meeting before the summer break. It was a great opportunity to recognise members contribution. Alison presented  the President Elect with her badge. The was followed by a presentation to Bernice of the Haslingden Award for retaining the most members over four years. Mmbers thanked Bernice and the membership team for all their hard work. Lastly Alison with our current president, Karyn.   [new_royalslider id=”5″]

Summer Outing 2019

Summer Outing 2019

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Great Day- Good food, good weather and great company Members enjoyed this years summer outing. First a lunch in good company at the Strickland Arms and the on for a tour of Sizergh Castle. Many thanks to Kath for all her hard work  organising the enjoyable event.   [new_royalslider id=”4″]

Regional Meeting
Update From Regional Council/Programme Action Meeting 15 June

Update From Regional Council/Programme Action Meeting 15 June

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Well Done SI Lancaster There was a good turn out from SI Lancaster at the Region Council meeting held at Lancaster University. The meeting was hosted by SI Garstang. The Programme Action speaker was Cath Holland. Cath is a midwife who works mainly in Kendal. However nearly 20 years ago she undertook a VSO placement training midwifes in Northern Kenya. Here she observed the practice of FGM as part of a rite of passage for young girls. Since then she has been working with a handful of others to provide alternative rites of passage for the young women and girls of Northern Kenya. To support her SI Lancaster and Grange provide bracelets which are given to the girls as part of an alternative ceremony. Cath presented a slide show f of the work Beyond FGM has been doing in Kenya. Everyone present was  impressed by

Welcome to our New Member

Welcome to our New Member

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Experienced Soroptimist but New Lancaster Member On 13th June Lancaster members welcomed Val Moss into their club. Val has previously been a member of the Manchester club but has transfer to Lancaster. We all hope Val finds our club as welcoming and active as her pervious club.