THEME: The Difference Women Can Make and Help Others to Make in Our Communities SPEAKER: Janette Devlin, Development Links Scotland- Training and Development Co-ordinator and Activate Tutor for Glasgow University. The aim of the evening was to explore how women could work in partnership to fulfil their interest in co- creating inclusive communities. Women can make a difference by working together in common goals. Through facilitation and interactive sessions ladies explored how they could empower and enable themselves to make that difference. SI Perth members were joined by Soroptimists from SI Crieff and SI Dundee. Many non Soroptimists attended the event too, which was very encouraging for the speaker and the organisers.
Nine Soroptimists from Scotland North joined ten members from Scotland South on a four day visit to Geneva. Included was a guided tour of the United Nations Palais des Nations. An opportunity to learn: about the work carried out at this UN centre, to visit the Human Rights room, the Salle des Pas Perdus, the Assembly Hall, the Council Chamber, and see a film on the UN’s activities and objectives and donations from different countries to the Institution. Soroptimist International have three Soroptimist Representatives at the UN in Geneva. One is Angela Sauvage who spoke at the Scottish Conference in April 2018 where she ran one of the workshops. Angela is a member of Annecy club, which is about 20 miles from Geneva. Angela put the visitors in touch with the two clubs in Geneva: Geneva Fondateur and Geneva Rhone. Angela also facilitated the tour of