Speaker meetings

02-10-18 Hifsa Iqbal

Hifsa Iqbal  MBE   Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Staffordshire, spoke to the club about her role as The West Midlands Regional Prevent Lead Further and Higher Education  ( Department of Education ) About understanding an evolving threat and trying to … Continued

04-09-18 English Folk Music

Musician and teacher ( for 42 years ), Bill Durose, entertained us with songs as he explained  ‘ The History of Folk Music ‘ Bill has written songs about local events and can play the guitar, melodian and concertina. Folk … Continued

YPSS 05-06-18

Tracey and Sue told us about The YPSS ( Young Pregnancy Support Service ) based in Stoke The service supports young people at risk , because of pregnancy, to make sure they and their baby are safe. The young girls … Continued

Bin Baby 03-07-18

Judith Townsend described her life’s journey. Born in Kuala Lumper she was  found in a sack on a rubbish heap and taken to hospital. She lived in an orphanage, run by missionaries, and received a private education (  supported by … Continued

R N L I Panje Project 15-05-18

Tom Mecrow, from the RNLI told us about their Panje Project (teaching girls to swim and saving lives ) 360,000 people drown every year. In over half of all drowning deaths the victims are young ( under 25 years of … Continued

Jean Martyn Britain’s Got Talent 01-05-18

Jean Martyn told members about her life, in amusing detail and  ( of course ) with music Jean could play the piano at the age of 3 and was playing the church organ at the age of 11 She studied … Continued

Lad Culture 19-01-18

Tackling Sexual Violence in Higher Education,     With Prevention, Education and Support Our speakers were Ian Munton and Clare Slater  from Keele University. 1 in 7 students reported serious physical or sexual abuse. Universities are working to change culture … Continued

Alison George 06-02-18

Our speaker was Alison George,  who is A Master Trainer and Sports Massage Therapist. Do exercises, the more we move, the fitter we become. ( we can even do stretching exercises at our desks ) Have a balanced daily nutritional … Continued

Mercy Ships 05-09-17

Mercy Ships, offering hope and transforming lives. Mary Feeran was one of the volunteers to work on one of The Mercy Ships, There were volunteers from over 35 countries on board The ship stays in the chosen Port for 10 … Continued

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