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98th Charter Lunch

L to R – Pamela. Sue. Karen

President Sue welcomed over 70 members, friends and guests to celebrate the 98th anniversary of the club’s inaugural meeting. Eight clubs from the South Lancashire region – Ashton-under-Lyne, Bolton, Leigh & District, Liverpool, Southport, St Helens, Stockport & District, and Wigan – were represented.



The Manchester Bee was the theme for President Sue’s traditional toast to the City and Ports of Manchester.


Mary-Liz Walker

The High Sheriff of Greater Manchester, Mary-Liz Walker, replied on behalf of the City and Ports, referring to all the work carried out by our club.

Barbara Blaber, Act4Africa trustee, proposed the toast to Soroptimist International and Pamela Wright, President of Soroptimist International of South Lancashire, replied reminding us to Rise Up and Roar – her theme for the year.

The Guest speaker was Karen Humphreys, former head of the Junior Royal Northern College of Music, who spoke about her years in office.