On Saturday 28th members of Nantwich Soroptimists braved appalling weather to support their stall at the local Society Spectacular. We take part in this event to raise awareness of Soroptimism as well as to see if there are any local women who would like to join us. Despite the wind blowing the display boards off the table and repeated downpours that saturated unsuspecting passers by, it was generally felt that the day was a success. The event was organised by Nantwich Town Council who provide free gazebos and tables in the centre of Nantwich’s pedestrianised area for all the societies in Nantwich to show their wares and attract new members. From the local am-dram to tennis, from organisers of the town food festival to the volunteer gardeners who keep the flower beds looking so good, every local society you could possibly want to join were on display. Nantwich SI’s display boards showed pictures of local, national and International projects with which the club has been involved but with a bigger emphasis on all the current events that are taking place now and over the next few months. As well as our anti trafficking initiative and our work with CWA the local women’s refuge, our members talked to interested passers by about our plans to work towards making Crewe and Nantwich Dementia Friendly towns. Despite the fierce competition from other women’s organisations, between the gusts and showers our team managed to enthuse six women into giving their contact details as they expressed a serious interest in finding out more about Soroptimism. They will be contacted very soon and invited to attend one of our meetings. They were all given one of our promotional pens which must be a clincher!
Here are some pictures of us in action!