MAR Meeting Wolston 2nd March 2019
So pleased that we awoke to sunshine on Saturday morning, so all 87 members, speakers, Inspirational Woman Award participants and judges were able to travel safely to Wolston Community & leisure centre. This time last year the meeting at Worcester was cancelled because of snow!
Members arrived to a room decorated on an International theme, with colourful world flags bunting and handheld flags on tables. The meeting opened with the Soroptimist Vision and Mission read by Linda Sanders, new member from SI Stourbridge. Ann Keepax MAR Communications led a Candle Lighting Ceremony with 7 candles lit by the following :
Pat Black SI Adviser lit a candle for Soroptimist International
Isobel Smith President Elect for SIGBI our Federation
Carol Bailey SI Wolverhampton for Midland Chase
Margaret Aldroyd SI Nottingham for Midland East
Su Roxburgh MAR Councillor for Midland Arden
Jan Bowden MAR IPP for Peace
Jan Hemlin MAR President for Friendship
President Jan gave a warm welcome to everyone, especially five new members , also during the roll call, the 4 members who had travelled from Hereford were given a round of applause!
Pat Black Soroptimist International Adviser 2017 – 2019 spoke to us on the UN. Please see recent regional meeting speakers for details