The 89th anniversary of Soroptimist International of Sheffield was celebrated in style in the Halifax Hall with lunch for the Lord Mayor and Consort, Master and Mistress Cutler, SI Yorkshire President and other VIP guests from across the region, as well as a strong turn out from SI Sheffield.
This year’s theme of International Women’s Day – Be Bold – was continued when the guest speaker Penny spoke about her ‘Great Grandmother’s Bloomers.’ She urged women to be bold, be active and let their voices be heard. Her Great Grandmother had been ridiculed and subjected to tomatoes thrown at her when she stepped out on a bicycle in 1890s wearing bloomers. Penny shared her media insider’s knowledge from 20 years of working in the broadcast media about why we need to see women in positive, active roles and positions of strength and power.
The Lord Mayor and the Master Cutler praised the good work of the Soroptimists group in supporting the Charity Whirlow Farm Trust.
President Daphne welcomed our guests of honour – Yorkshire President, our speaker Penny, the Mistress and Master Cutler and the Lord Mayor of Sheffield
Sheffield SI President and Yorkshire President
Members enjoying our celebration of 89 years of SI Sheffield