May is Membership Month in the Soroptimist Calendar and Medway and Maidstone Soroptimists have in recent months welcomed new members to the club. Our latest recruit is Carol Perry who joined us this month after hearing about Soroptimists whilst attending Towards Plastic Free Medway meetings being chaired by our own Liz Duckworth.
On 21 May we organised an induction for four of our newer members via Zoom that was delivered by Carol Infanti, Janet Hughes, Sue Daykin, and Jane Barnes. The feedback from the new members who attended was positive finding the presentations that focused on Federation, Region and Club both interesting and informative. Sharon Forghani who joined us before the pandemic particularly felt that the presentations were comprehensive and filled in any gaps she had and demonstrated how all the different levels fit together in addition to providing the opportunity for asking questions.
Within the club we find that having a Mentor helps new members settle in more easily. So Sue, Janet, and Liz have been identified as Mentors and each one matched with a new member.
The photograph shows us all during the Zoom Induction session.