SI Medway and Maidstone Soroptimists, Angela Howe and Jane Barnes volunteered today. They took part in the monthly Gardening and Litter Pick Task Day at the Esplanade Gardens, Rochester.
At our July club meeting we had a presentation from member Sharon Forghani on Climate Change which was both interesting and thought provoking.
For the past 20 years Maidstone Soroptimists have been supporting the Jeevodaya Centre in Itarsi and one of the annual fundraising events organised has always been a Garden Party.
On 5th June, World Environment Day, SI Medway and Maidstone members met for the first time this year to celebrate our 75th anniversary at a Garden Party at a member’s house.
Early in April we read on SI Preston’s Facebook page about ‘Little Pack Big Impact’ the Medicine Pack Recycling Programme that Terracycle (https://www.terracycle.com/en-GB/brigades/medicine-packet-uk ) were involved with.
May is membership month and Soroptimists from across the South East England Region have shared with us why they became Soroptimists and this has been captured in this YouTube video. Some are from newer members of SI Medway and Maidstone, Sharon, Annette and Sandra, others are from SI Canterbury, SI Croydon, SI East Grinstead, SI Eastbourne and SI Tunbridge Wells. If you think you might like to become a Soroptimist then we are always looking for new members and across our Region there are 11 clubs so if you live in the South East then there will be a club near you. Do make contact with us via our Soroptimist International of Great Britain and Ireland (SIGBI) head office on Contact Us | Soroptimist International Great Britain and Ireland (SIGBI) | SIGBI
May is Membership Month in the Soroptimist Calendar and Medway and Maidstone Soroptimists have in recent months welcomed new members to the club.
Past and present members of SI Medway and Maidstone celebrated at a Coffee Morning on 18 May with Mary talking to us about her professional and Soroptimist career.
Carol Infanti has organised the next Club Zoom Coffee Morning with Dr Mary Buchanan on Tuesday 18 May 11am- 12pm. Mary is an honorary member of SI Medway and Maidstone and has been a Soroptimist since 1967 when she joined SI Maidstone. She has held leadership roles at local, national and international level. In 1991 she was Chairman of the Soroptimist International Convention We were delighted that Mary was selected to be one of the 100 women whose life and career are being celebrated by SIGBI to mark 100 years of Soroptimist International. #Whoisshe https://sigbi.org/soroptimistcentenary2021/files/13.-Dr-Mary-Buchanan-1-1-1.pdf Mary has kindly agreed to talk about her work and career including her role as President of EUROPA DONNA, setting up a Well Woman Clinic, an Adolescent Clinic and Cervical Screening Clinic and much more.