Updates from meetings

SI Northern England regional meeting November 24th

SI Newcastle member, Christine Lumsdon, receiving her SI Northern Region Vice President Elect brooch from SI Northern Region President Shirley Hallam SI Northern Region President Shirley Hallam is with SI Newcastle member Catherine Waller and Anne Gunning, Regional Membership Officer, … Continued


Packing Christmas Bags

At our meeting on November 13th we packed 25 Christmas Gift Bags for homeless women using the Joseph Cowen Healthcare Centre and the 24 hour access hostel in Byker, Newcastle upon Tyne


New members Tuesday August 14th 2018

            At our meeting on Tuesday, Immediate Past President Jill Smith, welcomed two new members to our club. Rosie is from Northern Ireland and works for a charity in Newcastle.   Christine is a retired … Continued


Tuesday, August 14th 2018 Club Programme Action Meeting

After our two new members were inducted by Past President Jill, we had a discussion about the subject of our last meeting: W.A.S.P.I. Women. We all agreed that their message had been very powerful and moving. It was agreed that, … Continued


WASPI Women meet Si Newcastle…

  Christine Smith (on the left), gave an impassioned talk to us tonight, about the impossible situation that many women, who were born in the 1950’s, find themselves in when they come to draw their State Pension. WASPI Women are … Continued


Meeting, Tuesday June 26th

After the business section of the meeting and before our speaker arrived, members posed with the latest batch of ‘Teddies for Terror’ teddies before they were donated to Northumbria Police.   Our speaker this evening was Claire Robinson who is … Continued


Club Programme Action Meeting June 12th

We began the meeting, by agreeing to allocate items for members to be responsible for coordinating the collections of items, for the 25 Christmas Gift Bags. At a meeting in November, the gift bags will be assembled and arrangements made … Continued


Update from May 22nd Meeting Meru Garden Project

Meru Garden Report At the end of our business meeting, on Tuesday, May 22nd, we were entertained by SI Newcastle member, Patricia Gatherum’s lively and amusing account of her visit to the Meru Garden Project in Kenya earlier on in … Continued


Club Meeting Tuesday February 20th

We welcomed prospective new member, Kay W, to our meeting. One of the decisions to be made was quite a fun one. It was which charities to support with the £1,224.96 in the Programme Action Fund. A whopping £345 was … Continued


Update from September 28th meeting

Thursday September 28th, Umme, from the Angelou Centre in Newcastle, spoke on the subject of forced marriage. Umme is the Executive Director of the centre. She said that forced marriage is a culturally specific form of violence and is a … Continued