Latest update – July 21
It was lovely to see everyone on 21 July via Zoom. Discussions quickly moved to wondering if we will be able to meet up, social distance rules applied, in the flesh, so to speak. We agreed our branch friendship lunch on 5 August would be at MK Snap and how we are looking forward to seeing each other.
Discussion turned to our current business. Cakes for the Womens Refuge have now finished, although a number of us our still baking as we have remembered how much we like baking. We agreed to bake cakes to say thank you to all the staff who have worked during this difficult time to say a big thank you, although this might not happen till nearer the Autumn time. Everyone agreed they had liked the new newsletter we have been using to keep in informed and in touch and we will now move this to monthly.
We then started to look ahead to 2021. Not only is it Soroptimists International Centenary Year and what shall we do to celebrate this but it is also our year for the regional conference. A lot to start planning for and everyone has put their thinking hats on. We already have a few ideas to explore.
Our Chair Amanda has been tasked with organising speakers for some of our future branch meetings and we are looking forward to see what she comes up with.
And we were so pleased to hear that the amendments to the Domestic Abuse Bill got through.
WE finished with a wave to everyone and looking forward to meeting up on 5 and 18 August. Let’s hope the weather is on our side for outdoor meeting.