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To Margaret, With Love

Soroptimists from all over South Lancashire Region came together for a celebration lunch in honour of Margaret Emsley, the current Federation President of Soroptimist International, Great Britain and Ireland.

Over 130 members, including most club presidents, were able to attend the event, hosted by Sandy Taylor (Regional President).Margaret Emsley, Joan Spiby, Ann GarvieFederation President's lunch group


Welcoming everyone, Pat Williams (Regional Membership Officer) spoke of the universal respect and affection for Margaret.

“This exceptional gathering is testament to the esteem in which South Lancashire’s members hold Margaret – and the pride and the warmth that we feel for the achievement of one of our own” she said.

It has been particularly exciting for members of Margaret’s own club, SI Ashton-under-Lyne, to see their friend attain the premier role within the Federation. “We are all so proud of Margaret”, said Club President Janette Meadowcroft.

Ann Garvie, Immediate Past President of Soroptimist International, gave an engaging ‘This is your Life’ presentation for Margaret, dredging up incidents from yesteryear and generating mild embarrassment. But, after all, that’s what friends are for!

Federation President's cakeMargaret Emsley, Sandy TaylorMargaret Emsley, Ann Garvie