… make it matter! Northwest Soroptimists are delighted to announce that the next Regional Conference is taking place at Brockholes Nature Reserve Conference Centre on Saturday 13 May 2023. This is a new venue for our first conference in the post-Covid era. Brockholes Nature Reserve is located off M6 Junction 31 and is very conveniently situated for delegates from throughout the Northwest and beyond. The aim of the Conference stimulate discussion broaden knowledge and horizons provide networking opportunities The Conference speakers come from a variety of backgrounds, representing national or international organisations and/or undertaking work overseas. It is hoped they will both inspire and educate delegates and all will leave feeling motivated to make a difference, however small. For full details including how to book, see the main Conference 2023 page.
Guess what Karen’s been up to! Former Regional Membership Officer (and member of Preston Soroptimists) Karen is always fizzing with bright ideas. And one of her latest ones had members dancing in the aisles…!
Burns Night 22 January 2022 Grange Soroptimists organised a Burns Night with a difference this year, on Zoom. Soroptimists from the Northwest Region and beyond were invited, and the club also welcomed two members of Soroptimist International Braunschweig in Germany, including their President Brigitte. Ewen Cameron piped in the haggis and then recited the Address to the Haggis from memory, which was most impressive. Rebecca Bilkau educated and entertained us with the Immortal Memory, rounding off with husband Michael singing “A Man’s a Man for a’ that” – in German! Richard Grout proposed the Toast to the Lassies and Gill Bitcon Replied on behalf of the lassies, both poking gentle fun at the opposite sex. The evening rounded off with a quiz and some singing ably led by Janice including Auld Lang Syne. A good time was had by all, with help from a wee