Members of SI Selby gave 15 wash bags and extra resources to York Hospital for patients who come in as an emergency. We know that some patients are alone and have no-one to bring in those essential items that make a hospital stay more comfortable so we decided to help. We will continue to collect things through out the year so we can donate again
Cheques being presented to Salvation Army, Selby District Vision and Selby Young carers.
SI Selby are thrilled that one of our members, Judith Chilvers, has just been installed as the Chairman of Selby District Council. In keeping with tradition, Judith has been awarded honorary membership of the Club for her term of office. Her nominated charities are Yorkshire Cancer Research and Dementia Forward.
Outgoing President, Hilary Putman, was delighted to be able to be able to hand over £2500 to local charities at the recent AGM. Back row L-R Christine Leonard from the JOANNA Project, Samantha Monk from Selby Young Carers, Dawn Theaker from Selby Carers Count, Sally Crerar from Yorkshire Cancer Research and Kay Enion from Selby Branch of Yorkshire Cancer Research. Front row L-R Outgoing President of SI Selby, Hilary Putman, and Doreen Holmes of the Selby Branch of Yorkshire Cancer Research.
After our December 7th Business Meeting, President Hilary and members enjoyed a Friendship and Social evening where candles were lit for each of our Friendship Links at home and abroad.
To celebrate Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth’s 90th Birthday, SI Selby hosted an afternoon tea party at the Parish Hall, Brayton. 40 members and guests, including the Chairman of Selby District Council and Honorary Member, Stephanie Duckett, enjoyed a delicious tea catered for by the Social and Events Committee. £333.50 was raised by the event for Yorkshire Cancer Research.
Judy Kent, one of our members, set us a challenge in the summer – to get 100 ladies, to walk 100 miles, eat 100 cakes – all in 100 days. We rose to the Challenge successfully completing all elements by September, raising. £612.05 for Soroptimist charities. 149 women ate 420 cakes (obviously an underestimate) and walked 1,116 miles. A great achievement and great fun
18 ladies accepted personal invitations from the members of SI Selby to join them for a special Membership Evening on Wednesday 18th May. Our guest speaker was the effervescent Sue Biggs, Federation Vice President and former Chair of UKPAC, who shared her experiences of Soroptimism with an audience of nearly 40. Also attending was the Yorkshire President, Liz Lyle, and Regional Membership Officer, Pat Kilbane, who later wrote to thanks us for organising such a successful evening. As the wine and nibbles flowed, not to mention the cakes, 14 of the 18 guests present expressed interest in finding out more about Soroptimism. Organised by Judith Cooke and the Membership, Care and Concern Committee, the evening was great fun as these photographs show. President Hilary thanked the organisers and praised the Social and Events Committee for their outstanding catering.
Judith Cooke has been a member of SI Selby since the Club was Chartered in 1987. She has held several offices within the Club including President on more than one occasion. She is an outstanding Soroptimist, supporting not only her own Club but the Yorkshire Region, the Federation and Soroptimist International. She is a regular attender at Regional Council Meetings, Regional Conferences, SIGBI Development and Membership Meetings and the annual Federation Conferences. She full engages in all aspects of Soroptimism. She extends the hand of friendship to members old and new at SI Selby whilst keeping regular contact and attending functions with our Friendship Link Clubs, both at home and internationally. Judith Cooke embodies the spirit of Soroptimism – being committed to making the world a better place for women and girls, by willingly giving her time and energy to help achieve that goal and