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 Soroptimist UK is proud to support the NHS for Covid19. Our President Elect Val, sold homemade jam and chutneys from her front garden (social distancing observed). Most of the items on sale had been made from produce from her allotment. This the truly showing Soroptimists spirit. Well done Val.
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.
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″]
Good Fun and Good Causes Despite the rain the Jazz Afternoon on Saturday 27th was a great success. Well done Ruth and Stuart for a wonderful afternoon. Many thanks to the Band who played on despite the damp conditions. [new_royalslider id=”6″]
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″]
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″]
On June 26 Mary, Anne and Elizabeth presented books to girls from Central High School to celebrate International Woman’s Day.
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
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.