Soroptimists from South Wales wore orange at their meeting in Aberafan to underline the message “STOP VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN”. This was to highlight the UN campaign in the 16 days from 25th November to 10th December, which is Human Rights Day. The theme of the campaign for 2017 is “Leave no one behind: end violence against women and girls.” This theme reinforces the UNiTE Campaign’s commitment to a world free from violence for all women and girls around the world,
After the Quiz Night Swansea Soroptimists will be giving £600 to Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospital in Cardiff. Here are a few in action photos. The team leaders take their instructions! Puzzled faces too
Long Service Certificates were presented by President Jill Dickinson at the Strawberry Tea in July. 45 years service was achieved by Pat Brooks, 40 years service by Norma Glass, Eileen Parry, Sonia Parry, Noreen Rees and Gwynneth Watkins. Sadly, Elizabeth Rowe Mitchell our Honorary Member, died a few days before the presentation. 25 years service was achieved by Carol Davies and President Jill Dickinson. President Jill’s certificate was presented by Lynn Minshall, incoming President. The event was used to raise funds for the Federation Project, Meru Gardens. Update: We were very sorry to hear, at the end of October 2017,of the death of Jill Dickinson who was president at the time of this photo.Jill had been a valued and dedicated member for 27 years.
A few of the helpers that you may have met. We continue the collaboration between Girlguiding UK and Soroptimists agreed in 2010.
President Val’s trip to Narbeth was one of several highlights of her time as president. Money was raised for SYSHP and a collection was made at the end of the day for toilet twinning in Africa.
More than 70 Soroptimists and their friends enjoyed a meal and fashion show to raise funds for SYSHProject. Fun and Friendship was evident throughout the evening as SOLO’s Spring Fashion show complemented the fine food at Norton House Hotel.
President Val presented the prizes for great achievement in RSCM grades to Kimberley Randlesome, grade 1 piano, 146 marks out of 150 (Beryl Thomas Swansea Soroptimist International Memorial prize tray and £25)and Alasdair GUNNEBERG , grade 8 cello, 141 marks out of 150 achieved at 14 years old (Swansea Soroptimist International prize cup and £100)
SI Swansea was presented with the award for best improved website by Baronees Kinnock at the SIWS Regional Meeting at Aberafan Beach Hotel. Angela Ball, website Manager, was delighteded to receive it. Amanda Rees has agreed to take over the website and make further updates.
GO TO THE QUADRANT THIS WEEK and see what problems some women and men face
Anti Human Trafficking/Modern Day Slavery Symposium Feb 7th 2015, 11.30am -3.30pm. Please special page for more information