New Year Message from our President 2019


Happy New Year to members of Midland Arden Region
Happy New Year 2019
I wish you all a happy, healthy and peaceful 2019
Lots to look forward to over the coming months; Inspirational Woman Award at the March 2nd meeting at Wolston Community and Sports Centre, a letter and application form is now on its way to clubs. The speaker will be Pat Black, S I Edinburgh, Past Federation President and Past International Director of Advocacy, who will inform and inspire us on our Soroptimist link with the UN.
Followed by the International Women’s Day on 8th March, when we hope to arrange a meeting point within our region for members to gather to raise the profile of Soroptimism and to highlight Violence Against Women and Girls. Thank you to clubs who have already sent in suggestions so please let Janice Bell know by 21st January if you have more ideas so ROC can choose one to celebrate this day.
Also in March, the annual Midland Arden Public Speaking Competition, at Solihull Council Chamber on 16th March. I know Georgie and her committee have been in touch with clubs, so now it’s up to you to find those wonderful young people to make MAR Public Speaking Competition a success.
In April, Celebration Lunch and Change of Insignia at Henley Golf & Country Club, Henley-in-Arden on Sunday 28th April.
A number of you are planning to join me on a visit to the UN in Geneva, departing on Monday 29th April and returning on 3rd May. Please let me know if you would like to join the trip as I will be booking tickets for the tour of the UN at the end of January.
Thank you for your support so far and I look forward to visiting your clubs during the coming year.
In Soroptimist Friendship
Jan xxx