Speaker meetings

Changing Tunes 02-05-17

Changing Tunes is a charity which provides music in prisons. The charity is in partnership with the prison Chaplains it provides the musical instruments and teaches the prisoners how to play. It was started 30 years ago, is Countrywide and … Continued


Demythologising Science 07-03-17

BLACK HOLES and GRAVITATIONAL WAVES Speaker, Nick Daws, a Scientist and Husband of club member Michelle, told us about Black Holes and Gravitational Waves He told us that Our Planet Earth is just a speck of light in vast Galaxies … Continued


Staffordshire Search and Rescue 07-02-17

Staffordshire Search and Rescue Dawn Hopley, from Staffordshire Search and Rescue, explained that all members of the rescue teams are volunteers, All the volunteers are Professionally and Medically trained They help the Police and mainly search for vulnerable missing persons as they … Continued


SOVA 03-01-17

Staffordshire Young People’s Project   ( SOVA ) Rachael Turner explained the system of Independent Visitors, for children up to 18 years old,  in Foster Homes and Council Homes, to provide support  and help build confidence and self esteem for vulnerable … Continued


Penkridge First Responders 06-09-16

Penkridge Community First Responders was the subject of the speaker meeting. Mike, their representative, explained that it is a small local charity and all the members are volunteers. They work in partnership with the Ambulance Service and attend emergency calls. … Continued


Speaker Machita Denny 05-07-16

Machita Denny, is a consultant on Autism and runs her own company. She talked about meeting the needs of people on the autistic spectrum Supporting people with autism and why help is needed. The impact autism has on the family. Machita’s proud … Continued


Fresh Hair Wigs and Wellbeing 05-04-16

Fiona Ford talked about her charity work, providing and fitting wigs for cancer patients. A purpose built Salon has been set up at Stoke Hospital and plans are also in place to have a Salon in Stafford Hospital. Stafford members have chosen … Continued


Women in Trauma 01-03-16

Kate Collier is a professional specializing in Domestic Violence, Sexual Violence, Trauma and Addictions Helps in  the empowerment and emotional well being of women. Kate is experienced in a variety of rolls within the Women’s service including Front Line Support, Project … Continued


Suffragette Women Artists 02-02-16

Margaret O’Sullivan is a professional Archivist and has worked in Surrey,Shropshire and Derbyshire  and was County Diocesan Archivist. Margaret trained in Medieval studies and her Thesis was on Fifteenth Century Political Poetry’ Was the former chair and present Trustee of … Continued


Women in Engineering 05-01-16

Tara Kirkwood has worked in Engineering for 20 years. Tara enjoys promoting the manufacturing sector and introduced us to Manufacturing:   What It Is and Why It Matters. A Charted Engineer and a Fellow of The Institution of Engineering and Technology. Tara has … Continued