Our Federation Councillor

Our Federation Councillor 2017 – 2019 Melanie Leivers

First of all a big thank you for having elected me as your Federation Councillor! I have now taken office and am looking forward to my new role, having taken over from Cathy Cottridge, who did a fantastic job. Cathy is now a Director Without Portfolio on the Federation Management Board – I know we all wish her all the very best in her new role.

I will endeavour to represent you to the best of my abilities and I intend to act as an effective conduit between our Region and our Federation. There are four Federation Management Board meetings a year which Federation Councillors attend as observers and there will be much interaction between the Board and the Councillors in between meetings. I am pleased to be a member of the Organisational Development Committee under Director Isobel Smith; this area will be very active in the months and years to come as we continue to look at the way we operate as an organisation and also how we go forward as we approach 100 years of Soroptimism!

One of the responsibilities of the Federation Councillor is to contact new members and to see how they are getting on; I am here for existing members too – so please feel free to get in contact. I am hoping very much to visit all Clubs in the Region during my term and look forward to meeting as many of you as possible.

Melanie Leivers