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Regional AGM 2018 Tiverton

President Valerie and members Jackie and Lydia of Swindon Soroptimists joined 16 other clubs at the Region AGM in Tiverton in June.  There were excellent speakers, including Vanessa Glover who became an RNLI Ambassador after a dramatic rescue during the floods in Devon in December 2012, Ken Atherton who spoke passionately and informatively on the impact of plastics on the oceans and marine life and Anita Corbin, author and photographer of ‘First Women 2018’ celebrating 100 women who were ‘first’ in their field or sporting activity.

Lydia was surprised and delighted to be awarded the Ellen Brawn Award for achievement in Programme Action areas.

After a break all enjoyed an excellent dinner and dancing and then continued the friendship of the weekend on Sunday with a trip on the Tiverton Horse Drawn Canal barge, the last in the West Country and a fascinating guided tour by the owner of Tiverton Castle.


Timetable of some Events around the Region

4 March SI Bristol Annual Lunch – 98th Anniversary
8 March SI Guernsey Annual DinnerSt Pierre Park HotelGuest speaker – Mandy Hickson
Saturday 17 March Regional MeetingTaunton Catholic Centre, TA1 3NR
25 – 27 May SI Cirencester and District70th Anniversary and Friendship Weekend
8 – 10 June SI Taunton80th Anniversary and Friendship Weekend
16 – 18 June SW&CI Regional AGM & ConferenceBest Western Hotel, Tiverton
7 – 9 September SI Guernsey38th Anniversary and Friendship Weekend
Saturday 22 September Regional MeetingTaunton Catholic Centre, TA1 3NR
28 – 30 September SI Jersey68th Anniversary and Friendship Weekend
25 – 27 October SIGBI 84th Federation ConferenceLiverpool
10 November SI Brixham70th Anniversary and Friendship Weekend
Saturday 17 November Regional MeetingTaunton Catholic Centre, TA1 3NR