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Soroptimist region president Josie Carter

‘Facing Challenges, Making Changes, Moving Forward Together’

Welcome to federation year 2020/2021. As we are still in the ‘new normal’ we will be meeting virtually for the foreseeable future. There are positives – no travelling over the winter months and members previously housebound can join in if linked to the internet.

Screens do lack the warmth and personal touch of a face to face meeting. I am, therefore, really looking forward eagerly to once more getting together with you all.

In the meantime, I’m keeping in touch – do read ‘President Josie’s Jottings‘ for my latest news.

My theme for the year? I wanted something that would be relevant to our clubs, the region and federation. I wanted it to be underpinned by Federation President Johanna’s strapline ‘Believe to Achieve’. Well, only time will tell if I got it right.

However, my theme of ‘Facing Challenges, Making Changes, Moving Forward Together’ is already happening. We have to believe that we can overcome challenges, introduce appropriate changes and work well together in order to achieve. This is vital if we are to fulfil the Soroptimist vision and mission and make a difference to the lives of women and girls everywhere.

As a Yorkshire woman and definite Tyke I feel privileged to be South Lancashire’s Region President. I trust that, together, we can ‘move forward achieve’.

In friendship,

Josie Carter, Region President 2020/2021