How wonderful to meet up, even by Zoom, to celebrate Christmas, even though not all of us could be there. We each wore something festive, and came with our thoughts about what Christmas means to us, with an object to demonstrate this. We even managed to sing more-or-less together.
We enjoyed meeting up with our sister Soroptimists from SI Barnstaple and District https://sigbi.org/barnstaple/about-our-club-2/ who joined us for a talk about Mary’s Meals, a wonderful charity, providing food for children in countries where no government programme exists to feed school children. Find out more here https://www.marysmeals.org.uk To demonstrate our support for Railing Against Abuse, https://www.soroptimistinternational.org/railing-abuse-dame-joan-collins-joins-soroptimists-march-violence/ we all wore something orange.
To find out more about the charities this quiz is supporting, follow these links https://www.facebook.com/northdevonagainstdomesticabuse/ https://www.balloonscharity.co.uk/ https://www.mercyships.org.uk/
A beautiful sunny day shortly after the first lockdown lifted, provided the perfect excuse for a meet-up. Here are some of us enjoying time together and the delicious food and drink at Tiverton’s Canal Tea Rooms.
Each year the Tiverton and District Soroptimists organise a May walk along our beautiful canal tow path to raise awareness, enjoy a good natter and have a delicious drink and slice of cake at the Canal Tea Rooms afterwards, just visible behind us to the right of the photos. Last year we had glorious weather. This year we were still in lockdown, but it’s good to have a reminder of easier times and look forward to doing this again in the future.
Thank you to everyone who took part in our recent quiz. Our winner was from SI Oxford. Congratulations to Mrs Moira Watson. A cheque is on its way to you. Here are the answers for those of you who attempted the quiz. Highlight and click on link .Soro Christmas Quiz 2017 ANSWERS
The rain held off for the annual St James Medieval Fayre held in Tiverton town centre. Surrounded by other stalls and lots of entertainment, the SI Tiverton and District Stall and display attracted lots of attention from passer-by’s. Over £160 was raised and interest was shown by 3 ladies who were given information about the benefits of Club membership.
The weekend started on the evening of Friday 16th with supper at Tiverton Golf Club where guests were treated to entertainment provided by the Wyndham Singers and Somerset Hills Ladies Chorus. On the morning of Saturday June 17th 2017 Regional President Daphne Dowsing and the members of SI Tiverton and District welcomed Soroptimist Sisters to the 77th Regional AGM and Conference. The evening saw partners and friends join Soroptimists for a Gala Dinner at the Tiverton Hotel. To end a wonderful weekend, Sunday morning offered the choice of Walking the Tiverton Trail and/or a free private visit to the Tiverton museum. A buffet lunch, prepared and served by SI Tiverton and District members, was held in the Mayor’s Parlour at Tiverton Town Hall.
Following a lovely display in the library of the Club and our work, Jenny and Marion visited the schools that entered the Fairtrade competition to make presentations of prizes and certificates. Pupils from Willowbank School; St Johns School; Tiverton High School; Beech Grove School and Heathcoat School submitted a fantastic range of decorated hands and posters promoting Fairtrade month and Rosa kindly undertook the unenviable task of judging the entries.
Smiles all round when Jenny (Club President, left) presented a cheque to the value of £700 to each of our Club charities. To receive the cheques were Julie (The Market Drop-In); Christine and Sharon (Kids Who Care) and Mike (Tiverton Sundarban).