International Women’s Day 2017
International Women’s Day – March 8th 2017 theme:- Be Bold For Change
On March 8th this year Soroptimist members spent the day with Cheshire Fire & Rescue Service. There was a keynote speaker – Kate Spall, Cheshire Woman of the Year. She spoke about her fight to get treatment for her mother when she had kidney cancer, and how she is supporting others in a similar situation.
Officer Lindsay McKay spoke about the women’s network in the Fire Service. After lunch our members were treated to a tour of the training command centre, which was very interesting and impressive
In the evening of March 8th members were treated to a FUN evening at the home of one of our members Carole Salthouse, where everyone enjoyed time together – as you see from the photo.
Social Media Campaign
Throughout the month of March Communications Officer Carole Smith has been collecting and posting members Most Inspirational Women. There have been so many interesting and inspirational women chosen by members throughout our Organisation
We were very proud to have Soroptimist International President Yvonne Simpson start things off on 1st March.
Yvonne has nominated Dame Whina Cooper. She says:
“I recall 1975 Dame Whina Cooper walking to stand up for the rights of her people: I was impressed by her dignity, perseverance and courage.
During September and October 1975, the nearly 80-year-old Cooper again became nationally recognised, walking at the head of the Māori land march from Te Hapua to Wellington.”