CLUB NEWS LETTER MARCH 2019
Programme Action Update March 2019
Welcome Packs to the Womens Refuges, a large quantity of sanitary wear to the Women’s Centre. I am delighted that it has been of use.
Some babygro’s for the Sharewear March appeal.
Pants, tights and wipes to the red boxes in schools. If you know of any schools who would be grateful for these items, please do let me know. I know that Audrey has a contact so I will bring what I have collected to the next Club
Four of us attended the International Women’s Day event organised by We R Here. We were able to display our stand, I was able to make a presentation about our work, and we made a number of interesting contacts.
There were brief but moving presentations from some of We R Here’s service users, and a performance by the Woodborough Women’s Choir. The Wall of Hope, see picture, was put together by the users of the service.
I am sure you agree that Helen Voce’s, (Manager of Nottingham Women’s Centre) presentation at the last Club meeting gave us food for thought. She suggested a number of ways in which we might be able to work together, I am planning to visit the Women’s Centre within the next few weeks to discuss options. Here she is receiving a cheque for Woman Centre funds from Ros.
Region Report Meeting 23 March
Nottingham is the host club for the Region Meeting on Saturday 22nd June 2019 at the Link Hotel. It is a Celebration There will be a Speaker from the Medaille Trust concerning refuge and freedom from modern slavery and Roxanne Ellis will talk about The Women’s Quilt.
We have had 5 new members in the last year.
It is great news; we hope that all the new members will find their membership friendly and fulfilling.
Next meeting: 20 May. We will be updated on the activities of the SI Nottingham Trust. The full programme of events can be found in the programme tab below the Newsletter tab
Club Newsletter February 2019
WE WELCOME 2019 WITH ANOTHER NEW MEMBER!
Sue receiving their membership badge from our Programme Action Officer Barbara A warm welcome to you Sue.
Programme Action Update February 2019
How the months fly past! The moving-on packs have been despatched to the two Refuges who had asked for them and we now come again to the welcome packs.
We will make up the packs for Zola and Umuada at the meeting on 1st April. If you are able to donate some of them, please will you let me know.
As we briefly discussed at the last meeting, perhaps we can now move forward with two projects – support for Sharewear, and collections of knickers, tights and wipes for the red boxes in schools. Currently, only one school has asked for these items but it is likely that if one school is in need, then so will others be.
Please will you let me know if you have any ideas, eg asking local supermarkets or other contacts to help. Also, perhaps you have contacts in schools. Your ideas would be appreciated.
Saturday next is the International Women’s Day event being organised by We R Here. Six of us will attend and we will have a stand to publicise our work. 150 invitations have been sent out to a wide variety of groups and individuals so it should be an interesting, and hopefully fruitful, afternoon.
Club Programme May 2019 onwards
From Monday 20th May, we will be at our new venue: Emmanuel School, Gresham Park Road (off Wilford Lane), West Bridgford, NG2 7YF. We will be meeting in the chapel which is in fact a modern, purpose designed meeting room. Meeting times remain unchanged.
The full programme will be available at our AGM in April but here are the meeting dates for your diaries. 2019 20th May, 3rd and 17th June, 1st and 15th July, 2nd and 16th September, 7th and 21st October, 4th and 18th November, 2nd December, 16th December (Christmas meal, venue TBA), 2020 6th January Silent auction(venue TBA), 20th January, 3rd and 17th February, 2nd March, 16th March Charter Dinner (venue TBA), 6th April and 20th April
• Feedback from the evening of reflection 4th Feb 2019. Friendship and variety were the most frequent words used, along with the level of commitment and involvement within members from different backgrounds to our own. This has always been part of Soroptimism, along with the service aspect where members can give back to women and girls locally and internationally. It was felt that our projects make a difference and are stimulating.
• Social Ideas
Would anyone like to organise a trip to see tennis? We are assuming this is the Nottingham version.
• We Are Bess
How about an exhibition at Hardwick Hall? An exhibition using well known modern-day women to tell another side of Bess’s story, considering the similarities between the issues she faced and their own lives. It is open from 16th February to 2nd June. Contact Sue W for further information.
WE WELCOME 2019 WITH 2 NEW MEMBERS!
Programme Action Update January 2019
Immediate projects include Moving-On Packs for 2 of the Refuges, to be packed on 18th February. Thank you to all who agreed to donate items – there are a few things still required and I will bring the list again to the next Club meeting.
Further funds have been sent to We R Here (from the concert and the quiz evening) and to Street Child (from the concert).
In the next few years it is the aim of Soroptimists world wide to impact on the lives of one million women and girls. In the last three years we have impacted on over half a million and it is known that our data was not completely accurate in earlier years. What a great goal to aim at!
In 2021, it will be 100 years since SI was founded in Oakland California. There will be a celebratory event at the Fairmont Hotel, San Francisco 1st-3rd October 2021.
The next SI convention (after the one in Kuala Lumpur this July) will be the week beginning 24th July 2023 in Dublin.
SI Nottingham Club Programme May 2019 onwards
From Monday 20th May, we will be at our new venue: Emmanuel School, Gresham Park Road (off Wilford Lane), West Bridgford, NG2 7YF. We will be meeting in the chapel which is in fact a modern, purpose designed meeting room. Meeting times remain unchanged. The full programme will be available at our AGM in April but here are the meeting dates for your diaries.
20th May, 3rd and 17th June, 1st and 15th July, 2nd and 16th September, 7th and 21st October, 4th and 18th November,
2nd December, 16th December (Christmas meal, venue TBA),
2020 6th January Silent auction(venue TBA), 20th January, 3rd and 17th February, 2nd March, 16th March Charter Dinner (venue TBA), 6th April and 20th April
The next Region Meeting will be on Saturday 23rd March at the Link Hotel, New Ashby Road Loughborough LE11 4EX at 9.30 for 10.00 am. The cost is £20 payable in advance.
Booking form and monies must be given to Perdita no later than at our club meeting on 4th March. Cheques made payable to SIMER.
Dates for your diary
18th March charter dinner at Beeston Fields
25 March Aloe Vera party at Ann’s house
1st April Helen Voce, Women’s Centre Manager
15th April. AGM
A message from our speaker Tilly Branson “I just wanted to email and say thank you very much for the warm welcome and response I received yesterday evening. As I mentioned I’m very happy for my email address to be shared if anyone would like to get in touch with me with any further thoughts or questions”.
My favourite photo from Tilly’s presentation? This one.