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‘Little things make a big difference’.

I am honoured and privileged to be the Region President of SI South Lancashire 2022-2023.

I thank Immediate Past President Dorcas Akeju OBE for the work that she has done over the past year. She successfully helped the members and clubs in our region to transition from ‘virtual’ meetings (due to Covid-19) to a welcome return to carrying out our activities face to face.

Dorcas’ aim for her time as Region President was for it to be a year of celebrations, valuing one another, and creating time to care for each other at club and region level. The region conference in May 2022, led by Dorcas, had the strapline ‘Women Supporting Women – Together We Stand’. This reflected the theme for her very successful year.

As incoming Region President of SI South Lancashire, my theme for the year is ‘Little things make a big difference’. Our clubs demonstrate this time and again.

As Soroptimists, we are part of a global organisation of women who are passionate about improving the lives of women and girls, locally and globally. Often it is the small kindnesses and attention to detail about what is needed in our local communities – as well as further afield – that make an impact.

In my year as Region President, I want to continue the example set by Dorcas. Members and clubs in SI South Lancashire Region will, I trust, continue to value one another and create time for caring.

I want us to demonstrate and celebrate that ‘Little things make a big difference’.

In friendship,

Denise Parker President SI South Lancashire, 2022-23

Read about Immediate Past President Dorcas’s activities!