Members welcomed Regional President Lynne to our AGM Dinner held at the Holiday Inn Rochester on 13 April. It was President Lynne’s first visit to Rochester and so she also visited some of the historic sights.
President Lynne said she was impressed with our Club’s impressive reports outlining our extensive achievements, particularly the range of programme action projects.
She told us about her Regional Project, The Girls Network which helps girls achieve their potential via education. Lynne has been mentoring with the programme since 2019. All the girls on the programme are from deprived backgrounds. Mentors play a key role as they help build the girls confidence and support them in many ways.
Janet Hughes thanked President Lynne for attending and presented her with a donation of £100 for her Regional project. President Lynne explained this will go towards providing the girls completing The Girls’ Network programme with an inspirational book called ‘ You can change the world.’
President Lynne felt it was an honour to present well-deserved long-service certificates to four of our active members recognising 105 years of dedicated Soroptimist service.
- Janet Hughes – 40 years’ service
- Sue Daykin – 25 years’ service
- Barbara Fisher – 20 years’ service
- Wanda Wright – 20 years’ service
She also presented a name badge to Angela Christie as our newest club member and welcomed her to the Soroptimist family.