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7 12 2021 SI Centenary Event at Scottish Parliament from 6.00pm -8.00pm today!

SI SS R President Aileen was among the first to arrive. Storm Barra caused havoc on the day, especially in the Aberdeen area.

MSP’s were debating on the theme of Violence Against Women.  So many MSP’s wished to speak that the debate ran late.

MSP Host Rona Mackay

The evening was kindly hosted by Rona Mackay MSP, Strathkelvin and Bearsden, who welcomed guests to the event.

Speakers

SI President Elect Maureen Maguire, SIGBI President Cathy Cottridge spoke following Video from Cabinet Secretary, Social Justice, Housing and Local Government, Shona Robison, and introduction by SI SS Federation Councillor Margaret Mowat, SI Glasgow City. SI SN Federation Councillor Maureen Collison introduced the SI Kirkintilloch Presentation.

Project Work

Posters displaying Club work, Tree Planting and Stitches for Survival were around the room.  A slide loop showed examples of Club work.

Photo below:

SI, SIGBI Guests with Scottish Region Presidents, 7 12 2021
SI, SIGBI Guests with Scottish Region Presidents, 7 12 2021

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo below shows some of the Project Work on display.  Each of the maple leaves carries a message from those who attended.

SI Centenary Event, Scottish Parliament, 7 12 2021
SI Centenary Event, Scottish Parliament, 7 12 2021

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There was much to discuss.  Appreciation was shown for all the work being done.

To learn more about our Project Work click here; for the Scottish Parliament click here To see more photos taken at this event, received 14 12 2021, click here.

SI SS R President Aileen

21 11 2021 SI SS R President Aileen’s first Newsletter

SI SS R President Aileen’s first Newsletter was received today.  To read it click here.

6 11 2021 SI SS R Council Meeting

SI SS R President Aileen presided over her first SI SS R Council Meeting today.  49 members attended.  Speaker was SI President Elect Maureen Maguire, SI Portadown, Northern Ireland.

Theme:

Maureen’s theme is “Opening Doors to a Bright Future”.

Objectives:

Maureen’s Objectives:

  • Provide access to education in all its forms for disadvantaged and marginalised women and girls.
  • Provide education to women and girls in a safe, friendly and stimulating environment where there is equality of opportunity and support for all.
  • Development of mentoring programmes that encourage confidence, self – esteem and the participation of women and girls in society and in decision making.
  • Increase access to information, educational resources, and services, to empower women and girls to make informed life-choices.

Projects will be established in all 5 Federations.  The launch project will be in Cambodia, SI South-West Pacific.

We look forward to following the progress of the plans outlined.

To follow Maureen on her journey through her term of office from January 2022 click here.  For SI Portadown click here.

30 10 2021 Start of SI SS R President Aileen’s term of office today.

SI SS R President Aileen started her term of office as SI SS R President following the Change of Insignia Ceremony at SIGBI 87th Virtual Conference, Llandudno, earlier today.  Aileen is a member of SI Falkirk.

To learn more about SI Falkirk click here.