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|