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Regional Meeting 7th March 2020

The meeting took place at Wolston Leisure & Community Centre.  Please click on the orange headings to read more.

“A Plethora of Purple!”

Members celebrated International Women’s Day by wearing purple and posing for a group photo with the #EachforEqual International Women’s Day 2020 Campaign sign.

Regional President Rose then paid tribute to SI Central Birmingham Club which has sadly decided to disband.  The Club was founded on 24th October 1928 and was the sixth Club to be formed in the UK.  After 90 years of service and advocacy on behalf of women and girls, the Club will be sorely missed.  Fortunately, some members are transferring to other Clubs in the Region or are becoming Associate Members.

President Rose then thanked SIGBI President Isobel on her fantastic initiative of enrolling national treasure Joanna Lumley OBE to be our Ambassador for the Empowering Girls in Nepal project

There was a short business meeting followed by reports from SI Bromsgrove & Redditch, SI Kenilworth and our speakers.

Empowering Girls in Nepal

Liz Every (SI Bromsgrove) spoke about the progress so far of the Nepal Project.

100 Years of Soroptimism

President-Elect  Elaine Clarke (SI Kenilworth) updated us on various events that are planned for the celebrations.

‘The Tipping Point’

A presentation by SIGBI Growth Plan Ambassador Dishi Attwood (SI Lichfield)

Domestic Abuse Court Observations

The final speaker Dame Vera  Baird QC gave feedback on our recent work on DA court observations.