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SI SS R Centennial Celebrations 2021

SI Centennial Celebrations began in March 2021

26 03 2021 Donation of New Fruit Trees to Primary School by SI Edinburgh

26 03 2021 Fruit Trees planted in the grounds of Castle View Primary School thanks to donation from SI Edinburgh.
26 03 2021 Fruit Trees planted in the grounds of Castle View Primary School thanks to donation from SI Edinburgh.

SDG addressed 15 Life on Land

Well done SI Edinburgh!

To find out more about SI Edinburgh click here. 

 

4 March 2021 Tree Planting and Preservation

Benmore Avenue Project

47 people  attended the presentation on the Benmore Avenue Project today.  SI SS R President Tina welcomed presenters Ruth Strain and Peter Baxter, SIGBI President Elect Cathy Cottridge and Yvonne Freeman, APD Partnerships, members and guests.

Presenters

Ruth Strain, Development Manager, RBGE, was joined by Peter Baxter, Curator, Benmore Botanic Garden.  Peter described the problems caused by climate change and steps being taken offset effects. The giant redwoods are still growing but not thriving.  They have been damaged by storms causing flooding and high winds.  With appropriate steps taken now, the giant redwoods could live for thousands of years.

The Giant Redwood Avenue at Benmore is the finest in Britain, if not in Europe.  Surely worth preserving?

To donate to the Appeal to save the Giant Redwoods click here.

Which SDG’s are being addressed by this project?

SDG 13 Climate Action; SDG 15 Life on Land.

Find out more about RBGE here.

One of the slides shown
Benmore Avenue 150th Anniversary 2013. Photo Credit Ian Giles.
Benmore Avenue 150th Anniversary 2013. Photo Credit Ian Giles.

 

Photos taken at the presentation
4 03 2021 Benmore Avenue Presentation attendees
4 03 2021 Benmore Avenue Presentation attendees.
4 03 2021 Benmore Avenue Presentation attendees
4 03 2021 Benmore Avenue Presentation attendees

 

 

 

 

 

 

SIGBI Centennial Tree Planting Project Update

Following the presentation Yvonne gave an update on the SIGBI Centennial Tree Planting Project.

To read update click on SIGBI Centenary Tree Planting Project -Information for SI Scotland South.

 

Benmore Avenue Project 2021

Information on Benmore Avenue, prepared for Soroptimist International, February 2021.

Author: Ruth Strain, Development Manager, Royal Botanic Gardens, (RBGE), Edinburgh

Help protect Scotland’s Giant Redwoods

Planted in 1863, the 49 Giant Redwoods at Benmore Botanic Garden in Scotland are some of Europe’s oldest and tallest Sequoiadendron giganteum, reaching more than 50m high. They are now facing new risks from climate change, and require innovative techniques to protect them against waterlogging and disease.

You can help safeguard the Giant Redwood Avenue at Benmore Botanic Garden for future generations  to enjoy by making a gift here.

9 02 2021 Sequoia Avenue at Benmore Botanic Garden Rachel Keenan Photography
9 02 2021 Sequoia Avenue at Benmore Botanic Garden Rachel Keenan Photography
Continue a 100 – year legacy of Saving the Redwoods

When the first Soroptimist club was founded in Alameda County in 1921, it’s first project was to ‘Save the Redwoods’ in California.  To mark this centenary, you can help save Scotland’s Giant Redwoods in Benmore Botanic Garden.  Planted in 1863, these 158-year-old trees are some of Europe’s oldest and tallest Sequoiadendron giganteum, and require innovative techniques to protect them against the effects of climate change.

You can help safeguard the Giant Redwood Avenue at Benmore Botanic Garden for future generations to enjoy by making a gift here.

9 02 2021 Avenue trees c 1900 from the Younger Family Archive
9 02 2021 Avenue trees c 1900 from the Younger Family Archive
9 02 2021 Benmore Sequoia Avenue in 1970's by RBGE Staff
9 02 2021 Benmore Sequoia Avenue in 1970’s by RBGE Staff

Many thanks to Ruth for providing the above details and photos.

Where can I find Benmore Botanic Garden you may ask?

Answer: 7 miles north of Dunoon on the Cowal Peninsula, in the south of Argyll and Bute, Scotland.  Dunoon is the main town on the Cowal Peninsula.

Find out more about RBGE here.

 

8th March Centennial Playing Cards Launch 2.00-3.00pm

 

First Region President, reverse of Card, Current Region President
First Region President, reverse of Card, Current Region President

SI SS R President Tina Playing Card IWD 8 03 2021

SI Glasgow Central former member Helen Catto 8 03 2021

 

SI Paisley member Marissa Playing Card 8 03 2021

The pictures and stories of 52 special women unveiled!

6 members gave details about the amazing lives of 6 of the women.

69 members attended, including SIGBI President Johanna and SIGBI President Elect Cathy.  Cathy gave an update and a toast to all Soroptimists on IWD!

Glasgow Times Feature Article

By kind permission of the Glasgow Times click on Glasgow times playing cards 8 03 2021 to read Feature Article.

Many thanks to Glasgow Times.

Find out more about Glasgow Times here.

SI Kikcaldy Article in Fife Free Press

To read article click on Playing Cards, Fife Free Press Article, Kirkcaldy members, 19 03 2021

Well done SI Kirkcaldy!

Special Gift or Memento

Are you interested in buying a pack of this unique set of Playing Cards?

Do you have a friend or relative who would like a memento of this special year?

How to order

The Playing Cards as described can be ordered from this website.

For more information on how to order sets of Playing Cards click here.

24 03 2021 Arrival of Playing Cards!

Playing Cards are now at Margaret M’s home!

Be sure to place your order for this unique pack of Playing Cards!

Margaret will now be very busy packing and posting orders!

24 03 2021 Playing Cards Arrived! Margaret M ready to pack & post.
24 03 2021 Playing Cards Arrived. Margaret M ready to pack & post.
24 03 2021 Playing Cards & Booklet
24 03 2021 Playing Cards & Booklet

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Margaret is a member of SI Glasgow City.

To find out more about SI Glasgow City click here.

International Women’s Day Playing Cards & Facebook Campaign!

Learn more about International Women’s Day here.

 

Additional Centennial Projects

There is space on this page for additional information on Projects you may be planning.

Help to keep this page up to date!

Send photos, info to SI SS R Secretary by E mailing sissregion@gmail.com.