SI Perth celebrated its 80th Anniversary in March 2014. President Catherine was delighted to welcome the International President Ann Garvie, SI Scotland South’s President-Elect Bernadette Campbell, SI Scotland North President Marianne Simpson and the Perth & Kinross Provost Liz Grant (an Honorary Member of SI Perth) who kindly hosted a civic reception for the 100 guests.
Posters displayed examples of SI Perth members enjoying giving 80 years of service.
SI Perth’s Honorary Life Members Jean Macintyre and Pat Carruthers cut the celebration cake and Lesley Riddoch, author, journalist & broadcaster, provided an interesting, informative and at times humorous presentation.
SI President Ann had a most pleasant task of presenting Long-service certificates to Jean Macintyre, Nancy Scott & Vivian Mann.
Mary Wallace, who had chaired the 80th Anniversary Organising Committee, was roundly applauded for a magnificent event and we all left with a beautiful memento (in the form of a booklet), of SI Perth’s 80 years ‘Celebrating Soroptimism – Working Together to Achieve More’.