Welcome to the website of SIGBI’s 87th Federation Conference and 100th Celebratory Birthday Party, to be held 29-30 October 2021.
Due to the uncertainties associated with the Pandemic it has been decided that our Conference this year will, once again, be a virtual one (for a full explanation see the “Reasons for holding a virtual conference” page).
We had originally planned, for the first time since 1975, to host this special Conference in the beautiful coastal resort of Llandudno, Wales’s top seaside town. But, we are Soroptimists and we can adapt! We will therefore bring Llandudno to you, so that you can enjoy it from the comfort of your homes. We remain hopeful that a core team of us will be present at Venue Cymru, in their new light and bright studio location on the second floor.
The Conference Committee have been busy planning a Conference ‘with a difference’ to enthuse and excite our members and we hope that much of this can still be delivered from our online Conference Platform.
The theme of the Conference is ‘Believe to Achieve’ and we have a shortlist of excellent speakers – watch this space! In addition plans are in place to hold a variety of participative workshops and an interactive seminar. We will, of course, also have sessions managed by our Programme and Membership Teams.
Our Birthday Party will now be held on the Saturday of Conference, following the virtual Change of Insignia. We plan to bring you some delightful musical entertainment and, thanks to modern technology, hope that many of our friends from the other Federations may be able to join in with our celebrations.
So please do come and be inspired. The members of clubs in the Cheshire, North Wales & Wirral and London Chilterns Regions look forward to welcoming you.
President Johanna and the Conference Committee:
Anne MacDonald – Chair of Conference
Pat Shore – Deputy Chair of Conference
Jane Webb –Chief Steward
Victoria Pritchard – Secretary
Diane Bennett – Treasurer
Kathy Warrick – Technical Liaison Lead Steward
Rachel Weinhold- Communications Lead Steward