**The Rainbow Year – London Chilterns Region 2018-19

This year we will have what has been described as a “rainbow” year where the role of President will be shared by all Members of the Region’s Executive Team – see the table of officers on this page of the website www.sigbi.org/london-chilterns/region-officers/

The Region has four main Meetings/Mini-Conferences during the year please see the Programme on the website for information – we welcome all Soroptimist Members and their guests  www.sigbi.org/london-chilterns/programme/

Usually during the year the President and/or some of the other Officers visit Clubs in the Region – either by invitation or by asking to visit. This year all the Officers in the Region will share the visits which we hope the Clubs will enjoy and find interesting.

The theme for the Region for this year will match the theme of Soroptimist International Great Britain and Ireland (SIGBI) President Sue Williams’ “Think on It” theme on mental health. There is more about it from Sue in the President’s Message www.sigbi.org/2018/13808/ and there are resources available to Clubs in the SIGBI website www.sigbi.org/members/clubs/think-on-it/

Good mental health is fundamental to thriving in life. It is the essence of who we are and how we experience the world. Yet, compared to physical health, so little is commonly known about mental ill health and how to prevent it. That must change.

The SIGBI theme “Think on it” for 2018-2019 is around mental health for women and girls. We would like Members to get behind this theme by sharing the social media messages, holding events to raise awareness and supporting the new mental health special days which will be introduced into the calendar.