Imed Past Pres Kay’s Year 2014-15



SI South West & Channel Islands Regional President Kay
Members from the South West and Channel islands Region enjoying a lovely Turkish meal
 Members from SI Bath with members from SI Edmonton at the Gala dinner
SWCI Regional President Kay with SI Cirencester President Kathy
Si Tiverton President Daphne presenting cheque for £100 to Regional President Kay.  28 March 15
Regional President Kay with Federation President Jenny and Regional Vice President Daphne. 22 March 15.
Regional President Kay with SI Bath President Diane Steele and Federation President Jenny Vince at SI Bath's 90th Charter Lunch 22 March 15
SI Tiverton Dinner.  Regional President Kay and club presidents (LtoR): Sally Williams (SI Taunton), Christine Hunt (SI Brixham), Catherine Hannaford (SI St Austell), Daphne Dowsing (SI Tiverton, Regional President Kay and Sue Kelly (SI Weston Super Mare)  28 March 15
IPP Kay with SI St Austell club Presidents Maggie & Jane with Tiffany Truscott.
Gifts to out going Regional President Kay

I am immensely proud and feel especially privileged to be the Regional President for the South West and Channel Islands 2014-2015. I am sure that many of you, as I did, enjoyed the recent conference at Harrogate with its wide range of talented speakers and presentations.  It is a really special event in our Soroptimist calendar to spend some quality time with our fellow club members, meet up with other clubs and friendship links and hopefully cement some new friendships along the way.
Of course conference always creates such an impact when displaying the tremendous work that is being done locally, nationally and internationally with the more successful projects being showcased in the Programme Awards.  This never fails to amaze me and this year was certainly no exception.The AGM showed us that our Federation, although desperately wanting to sustain and indeed increase membership, was not quite confident enough to successfully vote for the associate membership, which was crafted and put together for conference by Ann Hodgson.The change of insignia evening was of course full of sparkle and razzamatazz as we welcomed our new Federation President Jenny Vince and her theme, Delivering the Difference. Of course, it was a particularly exciting night for incoming Regional President too!  One I will never forget.  The regional party and buffet a
Afterwards was an opportune time to reflect on the successful conference, and have a good natter!  Thank you to all that came and supported the evening.  SI St. Austell did me proud and certainly helped to kick off my year with a bang!
Coming fresh from conference, I look forward to working with the region, to strive to improve and raise the profile of vulnerable women everywhere.  If you have not been to a regional meeting before or perhaps not recently, please come along, as you will be warmly welcomed, get a chance to network with fellow delegates, see some interesting presentations and enjoy a tasty lunch!
My theme for the year is ‘Where there a Woman, there’s a Way!’ I don’t think there’s any doubt about that!
Regional President Kay.
November 2014

SWCI Regional President Kay with SI Cirencester President Kathy

SI SWCI Regional President Kay with SI Cirencester President Kathy at Si Cirencester’s Annual Lunch & Friendship weekend. 5-7 June 15

SI Cirencester Friendship Weekend and Annual Lunch – 5 -7 June 15
Si Cirencester were lucky to have SWCI Regional President Kay and her husband Andrew
join them andPresident Kathy for their annual lunch, a lovely day enjoyed by all.

SI Tiverton Dinner – 28th March 2015
Regional President Kay and Club Presidents, Sally Williams SI Taunton, Christine Hunt SI Brixham, Catherine Hannaford SI St. Austell, Daphne Dowsing SI Tiverton, Kay Turner Regional President and Sue Kelly SI Weston super Mare.SI Tiverton Dinner


Diary of Events

Friday 14 November
SI Brixham 66th Anniversary Dinner
Saturday 29 November
SI St Austell 37th Charter Lunch
Lanhydrock Hotel
Saturday 7 February
New Members Day
St James’ Church Hall, Tiverton. EX16 4HJ
Saturday 21 February
SI Plymouth 85th Anniversary Dinner
Borringdon Park Golf Club. PL7 4QG
Saturday 28 February
New Members Day
Falfield Village Hall, Falfield, South Gloucestershire
Saturday 21 March
Regional Meeting
Taunton Catholic Centre. TA1 3NR
Sunday 22 March SI Bath 90th Anniversary Lunch
The Centurion Hotel. BA3 4BD.
Saturday 28 March SI Tiverton President’s Night
Best Western Tiverton Hotel.
Sunday 7 June
SI Cirencester Anniversary Lunch
Friday 12 – Sunday 14 June
Jersey Friendship Weekend
Friday 19 – Sunday 21 June
SI St Austell AGM, Conference & Friendship
July 9 – 12
International Convention – Istanbul
Saturday 19 September
Regional Meeting
Taunton Catholic Centre. TA1 3NR
Saturday 23 September
SI Guernsey Speaker Supper.
Rocquette’s Hotel, St Peter’s Port