Welcome message from Our President

Theme for the year – “ The Future Depends on What We Do in the Present” Quote from Mahatma Ghandi

I feel that it is a privilege and a pleasure to be President of Midland Arden Region for 2018 – 19. I am following in the footsteps of so many inspiring women who have shaped our region. We have a strong group of regional officers who work together to provide guidance, support and inspiration to clubs across the region.

I am a founder member of S I Solihull & District, which was chartered in 2000. I was club President in 2004-05 and since then I have held various posts including MAR Programme Action Chair, UKPAC Chair, Assistant Programme Director for Violence & Conflict Resolution and Acting APD for Education. My career was in education where I taught in a number of schools in socially deprived areas. Long before I  became a Soroptimist, I stood up for women and girls.

Being a Soroptimists has given me so many opportunities to travel, meet women from countries around the world. A highlight has been attending the Commission on the Status of Women at the UN in New York and I look forward to accompanying Midland Arden members to the UN in Geneva in 2019.

Jan