Fizz and Friendship
Enticing new members should be fun, so we invited women to share some fizz and find out about Salisbury Soroptimists. The venue was a local bar which kindly hosted us. We had display boards to showcase our activities and projects. On the screen we showed a rolling display of photos too.
Everyone enjoyed a complimentary drink (fizz or soft!) and could mingle with existing members to find out what we are all about. We registered eleven prospective members. We hope they found us friendly and welcoming.
It all seems to have worked, because five of these came to our member’s meeting on Monday. At this meeting we heard from Bronwen Steele, one of the Her Salisbury Story Writing competition prize winners. Her story about a dragon and an author won her a week’s retreat in Tuscany with international author Cornelia Funk. She spoke eloquently about how this had been a life-changing opportunity and had inspired her writing. We wish her well in her future writing career.
We also heard from Pippa Ebel via a video about her time in Tuscany. She found that it had evoked many childhood memories and inspired poetry about these. She spoke one of the poems for us about blackberry picking – very apt for this time of year! We also wish Pippa well with her writing.
On the theme of new members, President Jenny Hair was delighted to induct Janet Musgrove as a member of Soroptimists International.