News including Regional Meetings

Regional Meeting 9th December

At our Regional Meeting on the 9th December, held at the Chesford Grange in Kenilworth, President Jan welcomed three speakers in addition to performing club business and joining club members in fine Christmas tradition! Our first speaker was Barbara E … Continued

Three Regional Presidents at the National Memorial Arboretum

      On Sunday 13th November the three Regional Presidents, Jan Bowden from Midland Arden, Ruth Dodd from Midland East and Pat Cross from Midland Chase attended the Remembrance Service organised at the National Memorial Arboretum. After the service, … Continued


On 22nd April, members from most clubs in Midland Arden Region attended free workshops to learn new skills in social media, press relations, and ideas for club newsletters.  The aim was for those clubs who currently don’t have Facebook or … Continued

Midland Arden Regions 15th Public Speaking competition

Midland Arden Region’s 15th Public Speaking Competition was held at the prestigious Birmingham Council Chamber on Saturday 25th March 2017. We were honoured to also have present to mark the 15th anniversary  Federation President Ann Hodgson, Past International President Ann Garvie, Past … Continued

Regional Communications Training Morning

Date and Time: Saturday 22nd April  9am – 12.30pm Venue: Boots Offices, Aston Cross Business Park, 50 Rocky Lane, Birmingham B6 5RQ Come and brush up on your communications skills! Workshops free to Midland Arden Soroptimists!   Workshops on offer: Facebook … Continued

MAR Public Speaking Competition 2017

MAR Public Speaking Competition 2017 This years competition will be on the 25th March. Venue: Birmingham Council Chambers, Victoria Square, Birmingham B1 1BB Times: Arrival – 1.15pm for a 1.45pm start.  Refreshments available at 3pm. Finish approx. 4.30pm Admission by … Continued

News from MAR Regional Meeting 10th December 2016

Helen Murdoch, Organiser for Cardiff 2017 Conference. SIGBI Federation President, Ann Hodgson’s first Soroptimist club was SI Kenilworth so her heart is in the Midlands and she would like Midland Arden to participate. Malta was a superb conference and they … Continued