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Meetings

Programme Action & Council Meetings

The nine clubs in our region meet together four times a year on designated Saturdays. The meetings take place between 9.00 and 13.00 and are hosted by each club in turn. These meetings consist of two parts: a Regional Council business meeting and a Programme Action meeting.
Each meeting has a separate agenda. The Regional Council meeting agenda includes tabled reports on regional activities from members of the Region’s Executive and discussions on current issues relevant to SIGBI, which may require a vote showing the Region’s preference for action.  The Programme Action agenda includes speakers on issues and from areas related to Programme Action along with discussions on issues relevant to Programme Action locally, nationally and internationally which again may require a vote.
Every member of SI Midland Chase is entitled to attend both of these meetings and each club has a designated voting member who attends and who votes for the club on any issue where a vote is taken.
During the Covid-19 pandemic meetings have and are taking place as virtual meetings using Zoom technology which has led to an increase in the number of Soroptimists attending. Face to face meetings were the norm prior to this with meetings held around the region. Going forward meetings are likely to be a mixture of face-to-face and virtual meetings to cater for everybody’s accessibility requirements with a permanent meeting place identified every year for the face-to-face meetings.

 

The 2021-2022 Meeting Dates are:

  • 12th June 2021
  • 11th September 2021 AGM
  • 27th November 2021
  • 5th March 2022
  • 9th July 2022
  • 10th September 2022 AGM

Regional Executive Meetings

These are regular meetings, scheduled throughout the year, where the elected officers of SI Midland Chase meet to discuss the business and strategic development of the Region reflecting the aims and objectives of SIGBI. These meetings are held virtually at the moment.

The 2020-2021 Meeting Dates are:

  • Saturday 29th May 2021
  • Saturday 28th August 2021
  • 2022 Meetings – TBA

Three Regions Meetings

These are meetings where the Presidents, Presidents Elect, Programme Action Officers and Federations Councillors of the three Midlands regions (SI
Midland Arden, SI Midland Chase and SI Midland East) meet to share, learn, advise, support and collaborate with each other to promote effective working practices across the three regions. Prior to the pandemic meetings were held face-to-face. These meetings are currently held virtually.
  • 19th June 2021 – hosted by Midland East Region
  • 25th September 2021 – hosted by Midland Arden Region
  • 5th February 2022 – hosted by Midland Chase Region
  • 18th June 2022 – hosted by Midland East Region
  • 24th September 2022 – hosted by Midland Arden Region

UKPAC National Meetings

UKPAC is a sub-committee of the Federation Programme Action Team and deals specifically with UK clubs, their Programme Action work and UK issues. It consists of the Programme Action Officer leads from the 17 regions within the UK. These meetings are held as virtual meetings at the moment.
  • 3rd July 2021
  • 7th August 2021
  • 31st October 2021
  • 29th January 2022
  • 26th March 2022
  • 25th June 2022
  • 10th September 2022
  • 27th October 2022
Minutes of UKPAC meetings are shared on the SIGBI website under UKPAC resources.

Regional Conferences

These are conferences organised by the President to showcase her theme for the year with a diverse range of speakers raising awareness of the issues
involved.

Club Charter Events

These are yearly social events that celebrate the founding of the individual club and its achievements in the field of Programme Action.
The dates for 2021 to 2022 are:
SI Bilston Date Change – TBC
SI Burton upon Trent & District Friday 24th September 2021
SI Cannock & District Friday 4th February 2022
SI Lichfield & District Friday 1st October 2021
SI Stafford Friday 18th March 2022
SI Sutton Coldfield – 75th Anniversary Friday 8th October 2021
SI Tamworth Sunday 3rd October 2021
SI Wolverhampton Saturday 13th November 2021
SI The Wrekin Sunday 8th August 2021

 

Contact us if you would like more information or to participate.