Saturday 16 November 2019 Fylde Soroptimists supported the local community by helping the organisers (Cuffe and Taylor)of the Lytham Lights switch on celebrations. Cuffe and Taylor also organise music festivals nationwide including the famous Lytham Festival.
Northwest England and the Isle of Man Regional Meeting – 15 June 2019 Grange and Lancaster Soroptimists make bracelets for Grange midwife Cath Holland who is pivotal in eradicating FGM ( Female Genital Mutilation) in Pokot in Kenya. Cath founded a charity Beyond FGM https://www.beyondfgm.com/ and works with others to prevent FGM. Cath spoke about FGM and her work at the NW Soroptimists Regional meeting and was presented with bracelets by Grange and Lancaster Soroptimists. The bracelets are given to the girls at their Rite of Passage ceremony Cath talked about visiting Kenya on VSO when she was teaching midwives and encountered many problems in her clinical work on the labour ward with women and girls suffering from complications related to FGM. Cath spoke about her wish to eradicate FGM and although there is a lot of work to be done, the work being done by Cath and
25 April At the 2019 AGM Lancaster Soroptimists, members were introduced to two new members as well as participating in the change of insignia with installation by Immediate Past President, Sarah Murphy of the 2019-2020 President, Karyn Brand. Learn more about Lancaster’s new President at: https://sigbi.org/lancaster/
As you can probably guess – SEO is not a word which has featured highly in the work of Soroptimists around our region, up till now that is! Today a group of us attended a workshop run by Rachel Weinhold, who happens to be a member of Rossendale Soroptimists but more importantly for today the MD of GrowTraffic Ltd. Rachel is passionate about her chosen topic of Search Engine Optimisation (or Search Engine Optimization if you want to use a different spell checker) and being a Soroptimist herself means that she also relates the work to the things we do and the systems we use. So we had some great discussions on what SEO and Content Marketing are, and just what a blog really is (which wasn’t obvious when the system we use doesn’t actually mention the word Blog at all!) Why should we do