Updates from meetings

Update from this year’s Annual General Meeting

Immediate Past President, Vera Baird, welcomes incoming President Chris Jones to her new role at last week’s AGM on April 23rd 2019.  We would like to thank President Vera for a  very successful club year and wish President Chris, an … Continued


Ruth Dodds

Tuesday March 26th, our speaker was Margaret Bozic, who gave an interesting and lively talk about Ruth Dodds. Her talk was based on Ruth’s diaries written in the 1920’s. Ruth was born in 1890 in Gateshead, and was an author, … Continued


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