2017 President’s Message
Thank you to club members for asking me to be President again in this, our70th Year. It is twelve years since I last held the role, during 2005 to 2006 and a lot has happened both in the Club during the intervening years. On the personal front, I have been retired for the past 7 years, and I now have four grandchildren to enjoy, the eldest being 10. Looking back though, we have lost many valued members and good friends who worked hard to uphold the ideals of Soroptimist International so that our Club would remain viable. We owe them our gratitude.
As a Club, our meetings are conducted with Programme Action being very much the focal point, but in a more relaxed way with the monthly newsletter disseminating information prior to the meeting, so that more time can be spent on meaningful discussions and action. Members of our Club take responsibility for either a specific programme task, or in arranging social events. It is no longer the President who decides what will be. I support this change very much and hope will continue. We all work together towards our various goals so it is only right that everyone has a say in what should be done.
Planning and preparation is already in hand for three events, The Ladies Lunch at the Golf Club on Friday 30th June, where all tables have again been sold, the making of 70 Mastectomy Cushions, and the Teddy Tombola, at the Festival in the Park on 2nd July
Halton Haven Hospice will be the recipient of the monies raised at the Ladies Lunch and at Festival in the Park. We will also be supporting other international and local charities which will be agreed as the year progresses.
Helen Keller said “Alone we can do so little: together we can do so much.” I know that I can rely on your support towards achieving our goals.
Sandra Jones – President 2017 – 2018