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Business Meetings

The monthly meeting covers all aspects of managing the club and it’s  activities.
After a summary of the past month’s activities each committee member or group leader reports on the progress and plans for their individual area. m The meeting also acts as a venue for updates from our supported charities, club occasions e.g. presentation of awards to winners of the children’s poster competition,  talks by members, welcome of new members etc.

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29/04/24 Si Sheffield AGM

The high spot of the AGM was the official presentation of president’s regalia to Sue, followed by the AGM celebration  cake, beautifully made by Daphne our retiring Immediate Past President.
The AGM agenda included reports from each activity group and each member of the committee.

04/03/24 Long service award for Chris

Chris accepted her 30-year service award from President Sue.

Congratulations Chris!

05/02/24 Celebrating Hilary’s Award

February’s Business meeting took on a party atmosphere.
We were delighted that Yorkshire Region President, Susie Westwood, joined us as we celebrated Hilary’s honorary membership award.
Our President Sue presented the award together with flowers and goodies while Daphne’s beautiful cake accompanied our raised glasses of prosecco.
Lynne was presented with her name badge

06/11/23 Lady Mayoress presents Orange Poster Design awards

Our November business meeting was enlivened by the presence of Mrs Susan Ross, Lady Mayoress, and winners of the Orange Poster Competition to whom she presented awards and prizes
Congratulations to all the worthy winners.

New Member: We were all also delighted to welcome our new member Lynne.

06/11/23 Lady Mayoress presents Orange Poster Design awards

Our November business meeting was enlivened by the presence of Mrs Susan Ross, Lady Mayoress, and winners of the Orange Poster Competition to whom she presented awards and prizes
Congratulations to all the worthy winners.

New Member: We were all also delighted to welcome our new member Lynne.

06/06/23 Iffat’s Story

Iffat told the story of her life since coming to Sheffield. She inaugurated Urdu programmes on local BBC and as a teacher won the right for Asian  girls to have further education at Sheffield schools. She has been awarded an MBE and also two awards from local radio for her inspirational programmes.

She described the stages it took to reach these achievements and showed us her awards.

Thanks and Congratulations Iffat.

09/05/23 Winn Gardens Update

This evening, Jackie had a special sales table; decorated to mark the Coronation.

After business, a slide presentation was given by Suzanne Morton – update on Winn Gardens. Apart from the Food Bank where Suzanne has a number of helpers, she does the rest mainly by herself.

Some details of the estate.

  • 347 households to care for.
  • 17 cultures/ languages.
  • Food Bank.
  • Has a safe house.
  • Has a number of asylum seekers
  • Slow cooker classes (big success).
  • Recycling centre with toys and clothes – now used by 600 people.
  • Drop in coffee with crafts. (founded by Suzanne)

The Food Bank has had an exponential rise in demand due to –

  • Furlough
  • Redundancy
  • Changes to the benefit system
  • Lockdown kids at home
  • Rent arrears
  • Breakdown in relationships
  • Domestic violence
  • Mental health issues

06/03/23 International Women’s Day

The March Business meeting included our recognition of International Women’s Day.

Members wore purple and recounted stories of women who had inspired them. Not surprisingly mothers ranked high.

06/02/23 New President-Elect

President Daphne took pleasure in presenting the President-Elect regalia to Sue Godley.

06/02/23 The Story behind Mums in Need

Laura Riley  (CEO of Mums in Need – MINS one of our President’s charities) described the history of MINS from the touching personal circumstances that led to her recognition of a major problem area without support through setting up MINS, raising funding,  acquiring dedicated board members staff and volunteers to it’s current situation – recognised by public bodies needing advice on this field.

The charity has a waiting list of clients so is grateful to all sources of support.

A most inspirational person.