Regional Meetings and News

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




Maasai Hits the Region for a FULL HOUSE !!

                        SOLD OUT !!   Maasai Hits the Region for a Full House     Coming to Birmingham is the film Wicket Warriors, not on general release, but a … Continued



SI Kenilworth – Child Mortality in Malawi, proposal

  Child Mortality in Malawi is a project proposal from MAR’s SI Kenilworth and District for the new SIGBI Federation Project 2016-2019. Several projects were put forward to SIGBI for consideration and Kenilworth’s was chosen as one of three to … Continued


Human Trafficking: study day report

  Over 60 members attended the Regional Study Workshop on 19th September 2015 where we heard from three excellent local speakers. First was Linda Boyle who works for The Gangmasters Licensing Authority, a non-governmental public body responsible for regulating the … Continued


AGM – future presidents

  Photograph (l-r) Algar Goredema-Braid, Jill Yarwood, Su Roxburgh and Jan Bowden.           20th July 2015. 70 members attended the meeting at which Jan Bowden was elected as the next Regional Vice President. Su takes over … Continued


Public Speaking, Istanbul

  During the Soroptimist International Convention in Istanbul, July 2015, a Public Speaking Showcase was held.  MAR was asked to send a representative chosen from our past regional competition winners.  We invited Flora Garner who won in 2013.  Flora was … Continued


Change of Insignia

    The Regional Change of Insignia was held on May 17th 2015 at the Welcombe Hotel, Stratford-upon-Avon. Joining President Jill Yarwood for lunch were 100 members and spouses from around the Region plus SIGBI President Jenny Vince and Midland … Continued