International Women’s Day 2017


International Women’s Day – March 8th 2017 theme:- Be Bold For Change

IMG_0664Soroptimist Nantwich & District along with Soroptimists worldwide mark this date which has been a UN Day since 1975 but was commemorated in many European countries and the USA for some 100 years.

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.

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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

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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.

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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.”