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 dram.
The vote of thanks was by Regional President Val Thomas who thanked everyone for their contribution to the evening including our Zoom host Janice.
Donations will go to Springfield Women’s Refuge in Kendal.