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Our first virtual AGM

Our first virtual AGM

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  At tonight’s first digital AGM we discovered just how much we have achieved this year all of which can be found on our website. Most important has been friendship and cooperation and FUN! Welcome to new President Christine and a huge thank you to outgoing President Chris who has been our President for two years and led us through the Pandemic! #askmewhyiamasoroptimist @soroptimists @soroptimistgbi #womensupportingwomen   PrPresident Chris handing over the chain of office to new President Christine… congratulations and here’s to another successful year! @soroptimists @soroptimists #askmewhyiamasoroptimist #eveningchroniclenewcastle             President Christine and Immediate Past President Chris and their ´Presidential Flowers’… beautiful flowers 💐 beautiful ladies. Here’s to another successful year. #askmewhyiamasoroptimist @soroptimists @soroptimistgbi #eveningchroniclenewcastle Exchange of insignia    

Celebrating Earth Day with help from local guides.

Celebrating Earth Day with help from local guides.

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Bring back bees with a bee bomb! Help renew our Earth on Earth Day. Many thanks to local guides who helped us with our 100 for 100 challenges by making 100 bee bombs.  Perhaps they are our soroptimists of the future! TTPS:www.earth day.org #earthday2021 #saveourplanet🌍 #eveningchroniclenewcastle #askmewhyiamasoroptimist @soroptimists @soroptimist @crisyoung27

Result of 100 for 100 bulbs challenge last Autumn

Result of 100 for 100 bulbs challenge last Autumn

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Last year, Newcastle Soroptimists planted several hundred bulbs for our 100 for 100 Challenges to celebrate the centenary of Soroptimist International. This video  (link below) shows many of the flowers we’ve enjoyed this Spring as a result of our efforts in Autumn. https://youtu.be/-F3Fze7GWHs Another video showing more flowers is now available on YouTube.https://youtu.be/mAz9qOqSvnQ

Open Evening and launch of ‘An introduction to Newcastle Soroptimists’ video.

Open Evening and launch of ‘An introduction to Newcastle Soroptimists’ video.

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At last night’s Open Evening we were pleased to share our video which is now available on our YouTube channel.  The video is an introduction to Newcastle Soroptimists, soroptimism in general, what we have achieved over the last year and why we love to be members of this organisation.  Please see link below. We were pleased to welcome several guests, some from other clubs, but other people who wanted to know about soroptimism.  It was a lovely relaxed evening with some powerful presentations and we hope that everyone enjoyed it as much as we did.

Newcastle members can take up regional chains of office – as restrictions ease!

Newcastle members can take up regional chains of office – as restrictions ease!

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  With the easing of COVID restrictions on 29 March, two of our club members, Christine and Pam were finally able to receive their regional Chains of Office.   On 30 March, Christine, now Regional President of Northern England was able to meet up with Immediate Past President, Joyce Chesney at the picnic tables outside McDonalds in Dalton Park Shopping Centre ( not yet open !).    They were joined by Joan Heckels and Hilary Clavering from Sunderland S.I., so there were great celebrations as Joyce was presented with her gifts from the Regional Officers Group.   Joyce was able to hand over the Regional Presidential chain of office – keeping to social distancing. The following day,  Christine was able to visit  Regional President Elect Pam Turner  (another Newcastle Soroptimist) at her home in Morpeth and Patricia Gatherum (another Newcastle member)  acted as photographer for the handover

Celebrating 100 years of Soroptimism on local television

Celebrating 100 years of Soroptimism on local television

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    SIGBI President Johanna M Raffan  and  Regional Presient, Christine (a member of our own Newcastle club ) appeared on Tyne and Wear Television’s North East Tonight on March 30th. Instances of domestic abuse increased during the pandemic, with helplines experiencing more traffic than ever before. Up to fifty women are thought to have died during the first lockdown at the hands of their abuser. The murder of Sarah Everard has drawn even more attention to the safety of women and girls, pushing the Reclaim the Streets movement to the forefront. The programme recognised that ‘one of the organisations dedicated to empowering women and girls is Soroptimist International, who though have had to adapt how they operate during the pandemic have been working tirelessly throughout. And in 2021 the organisation will be celebrating it’s 100th birthday. Though presented with new challenges, the organisation maintained