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Chain Gang Challenge

Soroptimists from South Lancashire’s clubs joined Regional President Sue Underwood for the annual ‘chain gang’ lunch.

Region President Sue Underwood with (l) Federation President Sue Williams and (r) Immediate Past Region President Margaret Davies

The event enables Soroptimists who will soon be taking up leadership roles to meet the regional team as well as their ‘chain gang’ colleagues in other clubs.

Guest speaker was Sue Williams, the President of Soroptimist International, Great Britain & Ireland (SIGBI).

Sue spoke engagingly about her Soroptimist journey. It was clear that, whenever a volunteer has been needed in her club or region, Sue has been willing to have a go. Building on these experiences she took on roles within SIGBI – and thus on to President.

The challenge for Sue’s listeners – and all Soroptimists – is to take an active (and proactive) role in club life.

If Soroptimists are to ‘transform the lives of women and girls’, members must all be willing to put forward ideas, shape projects, and work co-operatively.

Region President Sue, in thanking our Federation President, reminded members of the networking opportunities afforded by regional events and meetings.

Soroptimist International is a service organisation in which fun and friendship grow out of active participation. The Region really is the ‘place to be’ when it comes to exchanging ideas and broadening horizons.