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Litter Pick

We had a beautiful evening for our Litter Pick for Programme Action Day. Members collected 12 bags of litter from Beacon Edge and Ullswater Road area. Then all members and friends went to a members home for Supper and we had a very enjoyable time.

Club Activities

Presentation to Eden Mencap

Posted on Saturday, May 13th, 2017 at 2:28 pm.

A cheque for £1300.00 was presented to Jacqui Taylor , chief executive of Eden Mencap, at the club A.G.M. by acting president Sheila Hadwin. Eden Mencap was the chosen club charity for the year 2016-2017. The money will go towards … Continued

Winter Droving

Posted on Monday, January 30th, 2017 at 11:25 am.

Several members and partners helped at this popular family event held in the centre of Penrith on 12th November. The town was packed all day with families enjoying a fun day out. Activities went on late into the evening.

Wine and Cheese Party

Posted on Monday, January 30th, 2017 at 11:19 am.

On Friday evening 18th November we held a house party at Joe Laycock’s. This was in aid of Eden Mencap. It was a successful and enjoyable social event.

Afternoon Tea

Posted on Thursday, October 20th, 2016 at 6:14 pm.

A very successful Afternoon Tea was held at the Roundthorn Hotel on Sunday 16th October 2016 in aid of Eden Mencap. 80 attended and £512 00 was raised for this local charity towards their fund to enable them to buy … Continued

Gad About Supper

Posted on Thursday, October 13th, 2016 at 5:50 pm.

A very enjoyable evening for our first Gad about Supper we started the evening at Maureen Dixon home for nibbles and cocktail then for our main course we went to Sheila Hadwins and Maureen Dixon home then to Sylvia Kidds … Continued

An enjoyable evening with Jenny Slee

Posted on Thursday, October 13th, 2016 at 5:29 pm.

Carol Rudd modelled a wedding dress that is used in Japan it was a beautiful gown. Our member Carol Rudd wearing the gown

Car Parking at Lowther Castle Rotary Fun Run

Posted on Thursday, October 13th, 2016 at 4:20 pm.

Sunday 9th October 2016 Five members and George helped with the Car Parking for Rotary Event. It was a beautiful day and the new venue at Lowther Castle was very successful with £2500 being raised for Rotary Charities.

Carlisle 75th Charter Lunch

Posted on Sunday, July 17th, 2016 at 5:58 pm.

Ten members attended Carlisle Lunch at The Auctioneer. There was friends from all over the Northern Region and we all enjoyed a good social gathering and meal.

Mencap – Chosen Charity of the year

Posted on Friday, July 15th, 2016 at 9:29 am.

Sue and Marie with Jackie from Eden Mencap

ROSES IN CORONATION GARDEN

Posted on Tuesday, July 12th, 2016 at 8:35 pm.

Roses planted by Penrith Club in full bloom July 2016

Federation conference 2015

Posted on Thursday, November 14th, 2013 at 11:35 am.

5 Members attended Glasgow Conference for the three days  and 3 members attended for one day.

1,200 members attended from 29 countries HRH Princes Royal attended for the first time all keynote speakers were excellent. We all enjoyed a good conference

 

Annual General Meeting 2015

Posted on Friday, April 18th, 2014 at 10:33 am.

 At the end of this year we have 27 members. Sadly we have lost 4 members.

Jennifer Heaton who has been a superb Press Officer and has instigated many programme action activities including Fair Trade Baking  Competition, Tools for Mission and Christmas Shoe Boxes. She also initiated the Cumbria Clubs Grant of Friendship

Alex Chalmers too has made a significant contribution in her five years with us our Club visit to Learning Fields, and her overnight accommodation for Indian SI members following the Gateshead Conference. She will continue to work with Margaret Riches on our Club Project on relationship education based at Learning Fields

Average attendance at meetings has been 18 which indicate that starting our meetings at 7 p.m. did not bring any significant changes in attendances – hence our return to 7. 30 p.m. as agreed.

On a positive note we have recruited 2 new members in the past year Roz Exton and Jo Laycock and currently I am following a prospective member referred by SIGBI.

Work of The Calvert Trust

Posted on Monday, July 14th, 2014 at 11:11 am.

At a recent meeting Lynn Healey, Business Manager for The Calvert Trust spoke about the work of the charity.

Lynn explained the history of the trust which dates back to the 1970s. A farm building was gifted on the edge of Bassenthwaite Lake which was transformed into the Centre. By 1976 The Calvert Trust was up and running and has gone from strength to strength ever since.

To discover the origin of the Calvert name, we have to go back over 200 years, to the Calvert Family, who previously owned the land that John Fryer-Spedding gave to the Trust. Raisley Calvert, one of the sons, had grown up with William Wordsworth. Because he wanted Wordsworth to fulfil his writing potential the  cottage was given rent-free to Wordsworth and his sister, just as many years later John Fryer-Spedding gave the same cottage to the Trust to allow others to fulfil their potential.

Accommodation is available for sixty visitors whether they are those with special needs, their carers or family members. A programme of activities is carefully planned for each person to enable them to experience the beauty of The Lake District by taking part in a wide variety of outdoor sports. These include, sailing, canoeing, abseiling, archery, horse riding and carriage driving. In addition a purpose-built hydrotherapy pool has recently been added to the facilities and this has proved popular not only with residents but also with locals who are able to use it for rehabilitation.

The services of The Calvert Trust have adapted and expanded to reach more and more people and it now works with Help the Heroes charity to offer adventure holidays for injured service personnel.

The ethos of the Trust was summed up by Lynn in the phrase, “It’s what you can do that counts”.

SI Penrith & District charity for the year is, in fact, The Calvert Trust and so it was appropriate that members learned more about what was on offer.

Pulling Himalayan Balsam

Posted on Saturday, August 9th, 2014 at 11:05 am.

In July and August work needs to be carried out on our river banks particularly the River Eden. And so, a group of Penrith Soroptimists have spent several hours, on recent warm and sunny evenings, pulling out Himalayan Balsam.This invasive species of plant was brought into this country in the nineteenth century to add colour to gardens.

July is considered to be best time of year to do the “pulling and bashing” as the flowers are just opening making the plant easy to recognise, but before the seed pods set. The pods not only have hundreds of seeds they literally explode when they ripen spreading their contents up to seven metres wide. These seeds can easily find themselves in the river drifting downstream to invade more areas along the banks.

Soroptimists enjoy their on-going partnership with staff from Eden Rivers Trust which has been taking place for seven or eight years.

When the designated area has been cleared the evening is usually rounded off with members and supporters enjoying a meal at a local inn.

Peace Day 20th September 2015

Posted on Wednesday, September 24th, 2014 at 10:16 am.

On Sunday, International Peace Day was celebrated at the United Reformed Church with Penrith Soroptimists leading the worship.
For the past nine years or so this United Nations Peace Day, the 21st September, has been marked by the Penrith members by bringing the message of peace and reconciliation to the people of this area. URC members were also joined by the  Chairman of Eden District Council, members of the Trefoil Guild and Brownie Movement and supporters from other Penrith churches.Prayers were read for cessation of wars, the end to domestic violence and against the bullying of children.

BEEP

Posted on Thursday, February 4th, 2016 at 5:45 pm.

Jane Baldwin presented Dr Theo Weston with a cheque for £1700 for BEEP. The money will be used to purchase a very small scanner for use at roadside accidents. Many patients have cracked ribs and this can cause lung collapse and death can occur. The small scanner will detect if the lungs are in danger.

 

SI Penrith & District members and some of the BEEP (Birbeck Emergency Equipment for Patients) team at a recent Coffee Morning to raise awareness and funds.  BEEP is the chosen charity for the year 2015/2016 for SI Penrith. Our next event will be a Quiz on Wednesday 24th February 2016 at Penrith Cricket Club. We raised £1700 for BEEP this year next year 2016/2017 our Charity will be Eden Mencap

 

 

Villa Blanca Restaurant 3rd May 2016

Posted on Friday, June 17th, 2016 at 2:50 pm.

20 members had an enjoyable meal at a local Italian Restaurant

 

Tynedale 25th Anniversary Lunch 14th May 2016

Posted on Friday, June 17th, 2016 at 2:58 pm.

Maureen, Marie and Debbie attended lunch at  Eshott Hall, Morpeth to mark Tynedale’s 25th Anniversary

 

Meeting at North Lakes Hotel 16th May 2016

Posted on Friday, June 17th, 2016 at 3:01 pm.

The Club met for the first time at our new venue. 20 members attended this Programme Action Meeting

Regions Celebration Afternoon Tea 11th June 2016

Posted on Friday, June 17th, 2016 at 3:06 pm.

Maureen, Debbie, Sylvia, Moira ,Marie enjoyed afternoon tea at Lumley Castle . The speaker was our International President Anne Garvie who gave an inspiring and thought provoking talk about Soroptimist International.

 

Social Events 2016-2017

Winter Droving

Posted on Monday, January 30th, 2017 at 11:25 am.

Several members and partners helped at this popular family event held in the centre of Penrith on 12th November. The town was packed all day with families enjoying a fun day out. Activities went on late into the evening.

Gad About Supper

Posted on Thursday, October 13th, 2016 at 5:50 pm.

A very enjoyable evening for our first Gad about Supper we started the evening at Maureen Dixon home for nibbles and cocktail then for our main course we went to Sheila Hadwins and Maureen Dixon home then to Sylvia Kidds

Carlisle 75th Charter Lunch

Posted on Sunday, July 17th, 2016 at 5:58 pm.

Ten members attended Carlisle Lunch at The Auctioneer. There was friends from all over the Northern Region and we all enjoyed a good social gathering and meal.

Visit to Lakeland Gold Monday 27th June 2016

Posted on Friday, July 1st, 2016 at 4:25 pm.

Regions Celebration Afternoon Tea 11th June 2016

Posted on Friday, June 17th, 2016 at 3:06 pm.

Maureen, Debbie, Sylvia, Moira ,Marie enjoyed afternoon tea at Lumley Castle . The speaker was our International President Anne Garvie who gave an inspiring and thought provoking talk about Soroptimist International.

Meeting at North Lakes Hotel 16th May 2016

Posted on Friday, June 17th, 2016 at 3:01 pm.

The Club met for the first time at our new venue. 20 members attended this Programme Action Meeting

Tynedale 25th Anniversary Lunch 14th May 2016

Posted on Friday, June 17th, 2016 at 2:58 pm.

Maureen, Marie and Debbie attended lunch at  Eshott Hall, Morpeth to mark Tynedale’s 25th Anniversary

Villa Blanca Restaurant 3rd May 2016

Posted on Friday, June 17th, 2016 at 2:50 pm.

20 members had an enjoyable meal at a local Italian Restaurant

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