80th Charter Weekend


In June 2018 SI Taunton celebrated it’s 80th charter anniversary.  On Saturday 9th June, Club members, friends and Soroptimists from the South West & Channel Islands region went to Montacute House for a guided tour and picnic lunch.  In the evening a black tie dinner was held at Hestercombe House where guests were seated at tables bearing the names of some of the key project activities that SI Taunton has supported over the years.

Visit to Montacute House where Club members and visiting Soroptimists had a guided tour and picnic lunch
Liz Noon receives a thank you for kindly organising the trip to Montacute and for being one of our guides
At the 80th celebration dinner at Hestercombe House - the "Hospice" table
The "Swimathon" table
The "Foodbank" table
The "School in a Bag" table
The "Skirting Science" table
The "Martha" table
The "Farm Africa" table
The "Kiva" table
SIGBI President Elect Sue Williams speaks in response to the Toast to Soroptimist International and congratulates SI Taunton on their achievements
( Lto R) SIGBI President Elect Sue Williams, SWCI Regional President Daphne Dowsing, Taunton Deane MP Rebecca Pow, Joint Presidents Jane and Rhona
Joint President Jane in conversation with guest speaker Dame Janet Trotter DBE CVO
Joint Presidents Rhona Gillmore and Jane Fitzgerald cut the Anniversary Cake
Joint President Rhona gives Pauline Clarke flowers as a thank you for making the delicious anniversary cake
Christine Briggs receives flowers for acting as Toast Mistress
Jane Barrie OBE receives flowers for all her help in the arrangements for the weekend