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STOP VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN – ORANGE RIBBON CAMPAIGN

STOP VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN – ORANGE RIBBON CAMPAIGN

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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,

Long Service Certificates

Long Service Certificates

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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.    

High Scorers Concert

High Scorers Concert

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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)