SI Llandudno has three Friendship Links, S.I. Pendleside in Lancashire, S.I. Belvedere in Vienna,Austria and S.I. Funfseenland in Herrsching,Germany.
We exchange news, run joint projects and organise visits.
The links were formed by members from SI Llandudno who were already friends with members in the three clubs. These links are becoming more meaningful as members get to know each other and learn more about their club’s activities. That knowledge is being used to support joint programme action work and also to promote visits between clubs.
Members from S.I.Pendleside and S.I. Belvedere have visited Llandudno, and members from S.I. Llandudno have visited Pendleside and Vienna. Three members from Llandudno visited Herrsching in October 2012 and members from Herrsching joined us for our Golden Jubilee celebrations in March 2013.
S.I. Llandudno worked on a joint project with S.I.Belvedere when money was raised to re-equip the Gynaecology and Maternity department in a hospital inCantemir,Moldavia.
Part of the proceeds of S.I. Llandudno’s sponsored walk held in August 2012 will be given to a joint project with the two clubs in Europe: “End Hunger: Walk the World” , an annual event to raise money and awareness for the United Nations World Food Programme’s efforts to fight child hunger and malnutrition.
The photographs show our Friendship Links with SI Pendleside in Great Britain and SI Belvedere, Vienna, in Austria.
One is a photo taken in The Palais de Congres in Montreal at the Soroptimist International Convention July 2011. Traudy is a member of SI Belvedere in Vienna and President of the Austrian Union seen here with Hilary, a member of SI Llandudno.
Above this are two photos of a recent visit by members of SI Llanduno to an event at SI Pendleside.
On Sunday, June 5th 2011, Ray and Gay Stythe-Jones , together with Sandra Snow travelled to the Higher Trapp Country House Hotel at Simonstone in the Pendleside area to attend the 62nd Charter Anniversary of the Soroptimist International Club of Pendleside and district. S.I. Pendleside is one of Llandudno club’s friendship links and It was lovely meeting friends from the Pendleside Club and joining them at their celebration which was well attended by members of Soroptimist clubs across the region of North West England and the Isle of Man. Mr Russell Greenhow proposed the toast to Soroptimist International and the response was given by the regional President Mrs Judith Grocott. The function was attended by two mayors due to the club encompassing two different areas – Pendleside and The Ribble Valley.