Friday 23 September 2016, at The Crofters. [new_royalslider id=”11″] Write up to follow!
Higham, one of the villages in Pendleside, held their annual Scarecrow Festival on the August Bank Holiday weekend. The theme was a singer or a song. SI Pendleside decided that our entry would be “The Beverley Sisters” dressed as Soroptimists with super blonde wigs. All around the village 67 Scarecrows appeared and although we didn’t win we had great enjoyment dressing the scarecrows and taking part in the great weekend. In the Village Hall we also ran the Tombola stall and raised £154 for the Malala Appeal, and set up the “Ask me why I am a Soroptimist” display and answered many questions from the hundreds who attended. Barbara Shaw (SI Pendleside)
This year SI Rishton and Great Harwood won the Rosebowl competition. We have now donated the cushion to a local care home that specialises in looking after people with dementia. Photos show club president Lindsey Rutter presenting the cushion to care home owner John Timmins and club members. Mary Pollard (SI Rishton & Gt. Harwood)
Oh what a lovely day! [new_royalslider id=”10″] Twenty intrepid walkers and dogs ably led by President Margaret’s daughter Karen experienced the open countryside, canal path and Whitton Park on their 6 mile Regional walk on Sat September 3rd. Their spirits were not daunted by unremitting rain and some mud! Isabel Huggett (SI Grange-over-Sands) . .
Grange Club had a very successful “Grease” Film and Singalong on 27th July and raised a fantastic £562 for the Meru Women’s Garden Project in Kenya. The event was well attended and everyone enjoyed singing lustily! For further details on the Meru Women’s Garden Project, see the Grange Soroptimists website. . . Isabel Huggett (Grange Soroptimists) . . .
UK Programme Action Committee Meeting held at the Aztec Hotel, Bristol on July 10th 2016 The UK Programme Action Committee (UKPAC) currently meets 3 times/year when 17 representatives from the regions of the UK meet to discuss the progress of the work of club members in their regions with regard to the objectives to which we are all committed. It is also an opportunity to assess the challenges that we face and to pool ideas for solutions. At this meeting, the Chair of the UKPAC gave a resumee of the discussions that she had had with Kevin Hyland, the UK Anti Slavery Commisioner. Two Assistant Programme Directors were present, who gave guidance on possible project work that clubs could undertake on their areas of responsiblity, Human Rights Advocacy and Food Security and Health Care. Much food for thought and many ideas generated. Ruth Bruce (Garstang