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Day of Reflection in 2022

Medway and Maidstone club held their Day of Reflection at the Millennium Centre in Rainham on Saturday 26 February.

Seventeen members attended the Day including three of our newer members, for whom it was their first-time taking part.

Liz Duckworth facilitated the session where we reviewed our Growth Plan 3 Year Strategy and Action Plan. Originally SIGBI had recommended the vital few elements to focus on were: –

  • Membership
  • Marketing and communications
  • Partnerships and awards

However, as this work has evolved Medway and Maidstone have also included: –

  • Programme action
  • Social and fundraising
  • Running the club

The day progressed generating lots of discussion. We looked at the way we do things and what had been achieved. Covid had impacted and we acknowledged we had to do things differently, however overall, the outcome indicated we had either met our targets or exceeded them.

We identified words that each of us felt best described Soroptimists, and these are shown in the attached image.

As with any typical Soroptimist get together then food and drink plays a key role in the proceedings and it was no different on this occasion. At lunchtime we eagerly tucked in, choosing from a selection of homemade soups, freshly made bread, cheese, fruit and cakes made by members.



Before getting down to the afternoon session then we gathered for a group photo with everyone proudly wearing our Kente sashes and striking the #BreakTheBias pose.

The theme of International Women’s Day 2022, ‘Gender equality today for a sustainable tomorrow’, recognises the contribution of women and girls around the world to the fight against climate change and towards building a more sustainable future for all.

The conversations continued with everyone contributing and was captured to update our Growth Plan 3-year Strategy and Action Plan to take us forward to March 2023.

A big thank you to Liz for planning the Day of Reflection that plays such a key role in our Club calendar.