Celebrating your achievements, valuing one another.
Covid-19 will be remembered worldwide for its impact. It has affected all organisations such as ours, our members and those we care about – ‘women and girls’. Domestic violence has increased during the pandemic therefore we must continue to raise the awareness of that and all other forms of gender-based violence.
Our Past President Josie’s theme really inspired us to face our challenges head on and develop new ways of working. You all did this – and continue – using Zoom for meetings and developing different initiatives to raise money for your local projects. I say thanks to President Josie and well-done for your hard work – and not allowing the pandemic to beat us.
But the time has come to start looking after ourselves, hence my theme for the year. Let’s hope it will be a year of celebrations and valuing one another. We can continue to do what we know best for the 5 Ps (People, Prosperity, Planet, Peace and Partnership) and the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. But we must create time to care for one another at club and regional level.
Catch up with some of my projects, publicity and perambulations here.
Our Regional Conference Women Supporting Women – Together We Stand reflects my theme for the year. As we are supporting women and girls locally, nationally and internationally let’s continue to support one another as well.
The conference committee is working hard to ensure you have a very friendly and informative day. It will be a conference ‘with a difference’ with motivational speakers including our own members from the region. I hope to see you all there on the 14th May 2022 at the Radisson Blu, Liverpool – God willing.
Thank you again for the honour of appointing me as your President, for the trust you are having in me – also believing in me that I can do the job. I hope with the support of the executive team and all clubs I will not let you down.
The year of 2022 will be a year of blessings for us ALL.
Dorcas O. Akeju, OBE
Your Humble President
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